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Eminem Loves Those Workout DVDs: Here’s Why

Eminem breaks down his favorite DVDs.

Eminem gets a lot of his work done in the studio, but he’s also seriously into working out.

His passion for fitness really took off after overdosing on pills in 2007, according to a piece from Men’s Journal’s September 2015 issue.

As Em details in the piece, after suffering injuries from a seventeen mile-a-day running routine, he found balance with workout DVDs. Here’s his review of three major workout video brands.

  • Insanity
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    "One of the first ones was Shaun T's Insanity workout. I know a lot of these DVD guys are wacky, but I'm alone in my gym; I need someone on the TV yelling to motivate me. Besides, some of this s--t is entertaining. When I first started the Insanity workout, I alternated my routine, running one day and doing the Insanity the other. Then I stopped running altogether because it was too much to do them both. The Insanity won."

  • P90X
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    "After a while I started plateauing on that, so I mixed it up. I did the P90X for a little while (and I still do that ab workout because it's the most challenging), but then I moved on to the Beast."

  • Body Beast
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    "Now every morning before I go to the studio, I do the Body Beast workout with free weights, bench, and pullup bar at home. It's just me, so it helps that the Body Beast dude is over-the-top. The routine is pretty intense, too. The first time I did the legs, I couldn't walk for two days. Now I'm doing arms one day, chest the next day, legs the next, and I'm still functioning throughout the day. And I can finally do it without pausing the DVD."

So, if you're working out in a garage while a host yells at you to keep going through the TV, you're just like Slim!

Em -- who appeared on the "Southpaw" soundtrack earlier this year -- is slated to appear on Dr. Dre's Compton: A Soundtrack, scheduled to hit Apple exclusively August 7.