Workout Music Effects us, Heart, Body and Soul
No workout music, no heart for the workout
Left your workout music at home? Augghh! Don’t you hate it when that happens? Do you let it ruin your workout or do you talk yourself into believing that you don’t need your music, and find the where with-all to tackle the task at hand.
Suddenly 3 miles and a few free weights feels more like the Iron-Man. Posture slumped and enduring the agony of defeat, you head home after a crappy workout because of no workout music. Your heart just wasn’t in it.
Workout music found to improve physical performance
Your feelings were genuine-Music is what the masses use to motivate them to exercise. The effect music has on your workout is not all in your head. It has been found that listening to music while exercising (as well as before and after) definitely effects your body’s physiology. Workout music improves physical performance.
The *Asian Journal of Sports Medicine did a study. Twelve men exercised a minimum of 4x/week for at least hours a day. The men pedaled as fast as they could against constant resistance for 30 seconds. They had first warmed up for ten minutes, some with and some men without workout music. The men who were listening to music had a higher output of power throughout their exercise session.
Post workout fatigue
Although they could perform longer and at a higher rate with workout music, many were fatigued following their exercise.
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*The Effects of Music on High-intensity Short-term Exercise in Well Trained Athletes. Asian J Sports Med. 2012 December; 3(4): 233–238. PMCID: PMC3525819.