We obviously believe music and workouts go hand and hand. After doing a little digging we found out how!
Music is a good distraction. In fact, some studies show that working out with music made participants less aware of their exertion... This type of distraction can benefit athletic performance by up to 15 percent!
A 2010 study found that cyclists actually worked harder when listening to faster music as compared to music at a slower tempo. But too fast is no good, either. Songs between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm) have the maximum effect on moderate exercisers.
Everyone has that "Go to song" The song that just gets you in the zone! Apparently there is a bit of since behind this. We associate certain songs with memories and emotions. Think about the Rocky theme song or Run the world by Beyonce.... These might trigger feelings or memories that motivate you! Studies have shown this to improve physical performance.
An August 2013 analysis found that people often listen to music as a way to change their mood and find self-awareness. Study participants said that listening to music allowed them to think about themselves, who they wanted to be and give them an escape from the present. No matter what happened an hour ago, you can use your tunes to help you escape negativity and power you through your workout — and you know you’ll feel great when it’s over.
Music literally makes you want to move. Researchers found that when music possesses “high-groove” qualities, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener. Sometimes you may not reel like getting it in, but you turn on that song and you just cant help yourself.
You get the picture. You know when you're in class, and your jam comes on, and suddenly you are motivated to run a little faster, or lift a little heavier?! Now you know why!
This is also why we have a variety of trainers with a variety of musical tastes. Music inspires us to move. In our opinion, its a key ingredient to a successful fitness journey!