If you want to accomplish great things in life it’s crucial to be able to motivate yourself. That can be said about most things but it’s especially true when it comes to working out. Whether you’re doing it at the gym or at home, working out requires a lot of self-motivation, which isn’t always easy to find within yourself. So what do you do when you want to get in shape but can’t find the motivation to start working out? Well, one of the most popular and effective ways of getting ready for action is to listen to rap workout songs while you’re doing your exercises.

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to music so it’s fairly hard to come up with a definitive list of the best rap workout songs. However, there are certain songs that are guaranteed to always get you motivated whenever you start working out or in some cases even before you start. It’s very important to be mentally prepared ahead of time and that’s exactly what a few good rap workout songs will help you achieve.

With that in mind, check out our list below and make sure to add these rap workout songs to your playlist. As an added bonus, we’ll also tell you how you can download these songs from YouTube so you can play them whenever you want.

50 Cent – In Da Club

50 Cent’s In Da Club is a classic at this point and one of the best rap workout songs out there. Don’t let the name deceive you because this song is equally powerful at the gym as it is in the club. After all, the song’s video shows 50 himself training hard as he gets self-motivated to make a name for himself in the rap world. Keep that in mind while you’re working out to this song.

Eminem – Lose Yourself


Lose Yourself is one of the top rap workout songs that can help you push past your limits when you’re working out. As Eminem himself puts in, “you’ve only got one shot,” so make sure to remember that when you’re training hard to achieve your goals. The beat is not as fast and energetic as some of the other entries on this list but the message is certainly very powerful and inspirational.

Kanye West – The New Workout Plan


This is definitely not a contender for a best angry rap workout songs list but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes you need something more upbeat while you’re training and that’s exactly what The New Workout Plan provides. In fact, the song is very true to its name and provides detailed instructions on how to achieve that perfect body. Sure, it’s somewhat ironic but it does work.

DMX – Ruff Ryders Anthem


We could easily make an entire list of great rap workout songs featuring just DMX tracks. The rapper is well-known for his high-octane beats and incredibly powerful lyrics that describe a time when hip hop was a lot more hardcore than it is today. Ruff Ryders Anthem is perfect for anyone who is trying to build a lot of muscle and become the ultimate strongman.

OutKast – B.O.B


Not to be confused with the rapper B.O.B, this song by OutKast is excellent for energetic workout sessions. B.O.B is fast, catchy, and full of adrenaline. This makes it perfect for a wide variety of different settings but it really shines as a workout song.

Snap! – I Got the Power


I Got the Power requires very little introduction as it has been one of the best rap songs to work out to for over 25 years now. One of the main goals of working out is to achieve a sense of empowerment and that’s exactly what you’re going to feel while listening to this song. In fact, this song is so powerful that it energizes and motivates you even when you’re not doing anything, so just imagine what it can do when you’re working out to it.

Tech N9ne – Worldwide Choppers (ft Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista)

If you like fast rapping you’re going to love Worldwide Choppers. This song is all about speed and energy, which are recurring themes with many Tech N9ne songs. However, the rapper took it one step further with Worldwide Choppers by collaborating with a lot of other artists known for the speed of their delivery. Hands down one of the best rap workout songs out there that can keep you pumped up throughout your workout sessions.

 LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out


This iconic song is aggressive and full of energy, which is exactly what you need to be if you’re following a difficult workout routine. Although it might be more suitable for a boxer preparing for a big fight, Mama Said Knock You Out works equally well when you’re at a gym. And if your workout sessions include going up against a big punching bag, even better. The punching bag won’t stand a chance.

How to Download the Best Rap Workout Songs from YouTube

All of the songs we talked about, as well as many other good rap workout songs, can be found on YouTube. While YouTube does allow you to create playlists, it’s not really the best platform when it comes to listening to music. Instead, you should just download all the songs you like and play them using your favorite device. YouTube doesn’t have a feature that allows users to download songs but you can still do it using a piece of software like DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader.

Simply install DVDFab and then go to the Utilities tab. Scroll down a bit and you’ll find a free product called DVDFab YouTube Video Downloader. When you open the software it goes directly to YouTube and features a Download button in the upper left corner. The button includes a dropdown menu that can be used to select the quality of the song. Select the quality, pick the destination using the folder icon located at the bottom of the window and then press Download. Doing so will download the video as an MP4 file but you can use DVDFab Video Converter to then convert it to MP3 or any other format.