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My Psytrance Training Workout

Nothing is gonna get me moving like a good psytrance mix. I often listen to psytrance when I workout, especially when doing repetitive movements using light weights or no weights, and when I go walking. I call it a psytrance training workout because I train, or coordinate, my workouts to the specific psytrance mix. I find psytrance to be motivating, relaxing, and a great way to keep a good rhythm.
Know Your Target Areas

The first thing you need to do is get to know the areas you plan to target in your workouts. The picture shows most of the minor and major groups you will target in a typical workout. When I work out, I try to hit only a single target area at a time. The theory being, that when you work out, your blood rushes to the target area and working out a different area at the same time, like arms and legs, could result in you passing out. Better to stick to a single target area at a time. In addition, some people like to workout a single target area in one workout and a different target area on a different day. Probably a good idea if you plan to lift heavy weights to gain size. If your intent is simply to get toned and develop moderate strength, then mixing target areas in a single workout should be no problem. I work out mostly upper body to help with my agroforestry work in my 4.5 acre forested mountain and for kayak fishing during the Summer. Really not worried about a leg work out since I go walking for about an hour every day and on some days a long mountain bike ride. That said, I usually do my entire upper body work out in a single day. This includes all the upper body routines listed below. The entire workout is usually completed during about an hour an a half psytrance (workout music of choice) video on YouTube.

BTW - be sure to do a lot of stretching before you begin your workout.
What is Psytrance

Psychedelic trance, psytrance, or psy is a subgenre of trance music characterized by arrangements of rhythms and layered melodies created by high tempo riffs. The genre offers variety in terms of mood, tempo, and style. Some examples include full on, darkpsy, forest, minimal (Zenonesque), hitech psy, progressive, suomi, psy-chill, psycore (fusion of psychedelic trance and hardcore), psybient (fusion of psychedelic trance and ambient), psybreaks, or "adapted" tracks from other music genres. Goa trance preceded psytrance; when digital media became more commonly used psytrance evolved. Goa continues to develop alongside the other genres.

Goa trance is an electronic dance music style that originated in the early 1990s in the Indian state of Goa. Goa trance often has drone-like basslines, similar to the techno minimalism of 21st century psychedelic trance (psytrance). Psychedelic trance developed from Goa trance. The typically long songs built on progressive beat changes are said to put the listener in a “trance”.
My Favorite Psytrance Mixes

I searched for a few good psytrance videos on YouTube using the following criteria. The videos had to be at least an hour long, with few or no advertisements, and focused on people enjoying the music (more motivating) as opposed to visual effects. Anyway, these are the selections I came up with for my psytrance training workouts.

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My favorite psytrance mix by far. Really good mix and no ads. Focuses on the crowd.
Psytrance Mix March 2018 - Astrix, Liquid Soul, Coming Soon, Waio, Berg, Vibe Tribe

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This used to be one of my favorites but they inserted ads....not cool for a psytrance mix. Anyway, this video focuses more on the performers and the artistic side of a psytrance festival.
Progressive Psytrance - Infected Mushroom mix 2023

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Another good mix and possibly no ads. The video is changing psychedelic mushrooms. Great video for speed walking.
Moonclipse @ Ozora Festival 2022 (Full Set Movie)

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Another good mix but there are ads. The video totally focuses on the crowd.
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