When it is time to start the workout, it is time to look for the best tracks to listen to. There is evidence to show that once the workout music is on, it is possible to be distracted from the work and the pain that comes along with it. In some cases, there will be an extra 15% effort put in and over the course of a few sessions; this is going to make a difference.
The Best Type of Music
This will not be the same for everyone, but there are certain types that will be beneficial to a lot of people.
- Favorite tracks – regardless of the genre, if you like it, you will be encouraged while you can hear it. It will also provide the adrenaline that will ward off any aches and pains that are around.
- Fast and loud – with a good tempo, it will encourage activity. It will be hard to go slow when the track is fast and furious. Too fast however will not be good either, so get a happy medium and all will be well.
- Happy tunes – sad and depressing is going to put a downer on the session, and it will be hard to keep motivated if you must keep stopping and drying your eyes. It can be a form of escapism and may be the only time when there is the opportunity to completely focus on priorities and not have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Using music as encouragement bound to work as if you lose concentration it can get you back in the zone. As it is likely that the tracks will associated with people and places it will be a walk down memory lane with music to ensure pushing on at the relevant time. An example of this is the theme to Rocky. When it has been played, there has been a better session undertaken.
Selecting the Beat : – There is a physical reason why certain tracks work well for certain people and activities. The motor area of the brain will be stimulated when it hears a particular rhythm, and this will make it easy to set a pace that will be easy to keep. This is going to be more beneficial than slowing down, speeding up and then slowing down again.
Let the Brain Take Over : – A lot of research has been carried out on the brain and music, and it has been discovered that it can be excited by specific sounds. Choosing the right music for the work out means that it will be possible to carry on when you would really rather be doing something else.
Make Music Don’t Just Listen : – While we have learned that listening to music is a catalyst for increased energy, if there is a chance to make music fit the action at the same time, it will be even more stimulating. Controlling the music may not be possible for all activities but certainly indoor it is. If the next track to be played was selected because of the movements that they were making, it would leave a feeling of being in control.
After the session, participants did not feel as tired and felt that the work out had not been too difficult. It could add a little time to the session and will also make it more enjoyable to arrange the follow up sessions.
Preparing for the Next Workout : – The sad thing is that not everyone will be able to use the machines but it will be possible to harness the power of the music and use it to give an advantage. The study may be new, but it will be reinforcing what all regular exercisers know – music helps.