The effect of music on your workouts

by Sophie – Saturday, 10 August 2019

The benefits of music

A movie would not be the same without music. A party would not be much fun without music. The same goes for workouts. Music is essential for most of us during exercising.

If you are not convinced yet, here is a list of the benefits of the combination of music and sports.

1. More comfort

Doesn’t it make you feel more comfortable when you listen to music and moving at the same time? It almost seems natural to lift heavy weights or run through the forest when listening to a beat.

A study suggested a decrease of stress during jogging or walking when listening to a favorite piece of music after comparing the heartbeat while people were exercising with and without music.

2.Improve your Endurance

Listening to music has shown the effect of improving muscular endurance of junior high student doing sit-ups. Additionally, college women have shown increased performance while doing push-ups and listening to music at the same time.

Thus, music can assumedly make us perform better.

3.More fun

With music, everything is just much more fun. It makes working out feel like a little party in your mind.

4.Diversity

Different music can make same workouts completely individual. Every move can feel good when listening to the right music. Music can also increase the variation in muscle activation by doing sports to different beats. This is very beneficial as it is important to achieve your results faster.

Considering all those points, it seems obvious that music must be beneficial for our workouts.

If you struggle to find the right music to your workouts, do not hesitate to ask our instructors for tips and tricks to find cool music or follow them on spotify for inspiration.

References:

https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/musicexercise.html

Yamashita, S., et al. (2006). Effects of music during exercise on RPE, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system.