If you lift at a commercial gym like I do, chances are the music being played is terrible. To tune this out, I use an iPod Shuffle. It’s tiny and you can simply clip it to your clothing, run the wire up your shirt and pop your earbuds in. Now you can listen to your own music and ignore annoying people trying to talk to you while you lift. “Sorry bro, can’t hear you with my music blasting.” It really cuts down on distraction and the right choice in music can be motivational.
It comes with a basic set of Apple iPod earbuds, but if you want to upgrade… here are some nice ones for the gym specifically.
There is also a waterproof Apple iPod Shuffle. Pretty cool.