Jay-Z and Kanye West make the cut for Dustin Stashko's pump-up play list as he prepares to cycle the Nelson area for MS.

Jay-Z and Kanye West make the cut for Dustin Stashko's pump-up play list as he prepares to cycle the Nelson area for MS.

Nelson’s Dustin Stashko shares his pump-up playlist as he prepares for the MS Bike Tour

Dustin Stashko will be participating in the the MS Bike Tour on August 18 and 19 and shares his pump-up playlist.

Cardio will always be the most strenuous thing you can do.

It gets the heart pumping but sometimes, I’d rather wrestle TWO boa constrictors than have to do it.

Alas, if you want more than “glamour muscles,” you have to jump on that treadmill, or bike to get the reward of a sweat drenched body. Which to be honest, is a pretty good feeling. The only thing that can keep you going sometimes is music. So here’s a list of some songs that will be your adrenaline. Got a bit of everything here.

The Beatles – Helter Skelter:  Ringo screams “I’VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!” For good reason, The Beatles played this one faster and faster and faster, until eventually it was what they wanted: a furious tune.

Rage Against The Machine – Guerilla Radio: Zach de la Rocha and company knew how to make some HEAVY tunes. This list wouldn’t be complete without this one.

The Strokes – 12:51: The beat is perfect for running. Try and get your feet going with the beat. It’s fun. (not really)

The Naked and Famous – Young Blood: This has been on countless snowboarding and skiing films. Why? Because it gets you jacked.

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends: There’s something about this song that will make you move. It’s long enough that your brain will get in tune with the relentless piano driven propulsive beat.

Marilyn Manson – Fight Song: Yup. Marilyn Manson. There’s screaming. There’s rage. Oh yeah, this song’s apparently fighting too. PERFECT for getting that blood going.

Kanye West & Jay-Z –N****s in Paris: This song has gigantic drums and a synth riff that just blasts and won’t leave you brain. You’ll run to this one. “That s**t cray.”

The Dropkick Murphy’s – I’m Shipping Out To Boston: Made famous by the movie The Departed, The Dropkicks have a sound that will make you get up that damn hill because you’re so punk rock.

Motorhead –  Ace of Spades: This is the loudest and fastest band in the world. Seriously, Guinness Record Books never lie. So of course they’re on here!

Editor’s note: Dustin Stashko will be participating in the the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour on August 18 and 19. The Challenge includes over 200 kilometres of bike riding. He’s set a fundraising goal of $450 and a personal goal of “not dying.”

Help Stashko achieve (or even exceed his goal by visiting his fundraising page bit.ly/MPipfl.