Robbie Rogers: The Workout Playlist

As a professional soccer player, Robbie Rogers rarely goes a day without visiting the gym. Even in the off-season, he’s there at least five days a week. The LA Galaxy midfielder and 2008 U.S. Olympian optimizes his on-field performance by balancing a routine of yoga, spinning, and mid-distance runs. To stay energized and motivated, he always has a fresh workout playlist on hand: Here are some of his favorite recent tracks.

Browse Robbie’s workout essentials below, along with his commentary. You can also stream the full playlist on Spotify. To learn more about Robbie and his off-field work, check out his new non-profit initiative “Beyond It,” which challenges inhibiting labels and stereotypes,

John Newman, Love Me Again
“This usually starts my workout with a lot of energy.”

Nina Simone, Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat Remix)
“Who doesn't like to work out to this iconic mix? I always listen to this song when I run.”

Sultan and Ned Shepard, All These Roads
“Great energy and the vocals are all amazing.”

Mapei, Don't Wait
“My boyfriend and I love this song, so I usually add it to my playlists.”

Lana Del Rey, Young and Beautiful
“I listen to this song when I am done working out and stretching.”

James Blake, Life Round Here
“Same as the Lana Del Rey track, I listen to James Blake when my workout is over. I always make sure to stretch and meditate for 10 minutes when I am done. “

Disclosure, Help Me Lose My Mind (Ft. London Grammar)
“I love the vocals on this song. This track has been on all my winter playlists.”

Daft Punk, Instant Crush ft. Julian Casablancas
“Daft Punk always comes out with good stuff. I think the chorus on this track is what caught me. This is my favorite track from them. “

Adventure Club & The Kite String Tangle, Wonder
“Another catchy track that is motivating and positive. Your playlist should always focus on positive energy when you are in the gym.”

Santigold, Disparate Youth
“I love Santi White. She is so creative, and this is a good song to listen to when you are avoiding scenesters in the gym.”

Icona Pop, All Night (Cash Cash Remix)
“Great song to work out to. Very poppy but it gets you going!”

Woodkid, Iron
“I am obsessed with Woodkid. This track is really mellow but good for a weight session.”

Photo by Jeff Gross

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