A recent study ranks Eminem in 5th place in a list of artists music fans listen to while working out and indicates that lifting to Slim Shady makes one pump more iron. The 8 Mile rapper in this same study is ahead of the likes of Drake, Doja Cat, and Beyonce just to name a few.


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Eminem Makes Workouts Stronger

According to research conducted by gym chain PureGym, listening to Eminem helps workout warriors with the average increasing at 12.68% while the weight-lift increase goes to 7.5kg. The only 4 musicians to top the “Cleaning Out My Closet” rapper are Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, and BTS.

The research monitored the performance of gym-goers while listening to various music vs. working out in silence, and found that although almost any artist and genre can positively impact your workouts, when it comes to hip-hop/rap, Eminem is the biggest hype-man.

Increasing weight lifted during bench presses, deadlifts and squats by an average of 12.68% (an extra 7.5kg based on a 60kg control lift) tracks including ‘Till I Collapse and Godzilla provide some serious gym fuel.

Using the back catalogs of artists regularly featured in popular gym playlists, the research found that across the board, listening while you lift will give a strength boost of 13% on average. Meaning that if a person currently benches 80kg, a good tune should take it up to a new PB at 90kg!

Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer at PureGym commented: “Whether it’s going for a run or lifting weights, many people feel they can’t exercise properly without having their favourite music playing, and it’s been fascinating to see with our study that there’s more to it than just musical preference.

5 Reasons Why Eminem Is Important To The Culture

Former SOURCE Magazine owner Benzino recently decided to end his mostly one-sided beef with Eminem after nearly two decades.  By taking on Eminem, Benzino thought he was protecting Hip-Hop culture from being whitewashed.   Here are 5 reasons why Benzino was wrong about rap’s most divisive white boy.

Eminem’s white privilege, which even he acknowledges in the world of hip hop and the music industry, should be discussed and recognized.  However, Em’s contributions and legacy in hip-hop culture should not be ignored.