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What music can do for exercise!

We love music, all types of music. We love how it can make or break a complicated situation, bring people closer together, bring out emotions you didn’t know were there. But what we love the most, is what it can do for an exercise program. Be it weights, cardiovascular or the two combined.

 

Increase endurance by as much as 15%

Studies by Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel University School of Sport and Education states “It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.” If any of you attend Spinning or a type of group class to music, you’ll know this. But did you know three primary things about music that could possibly influence exercise performance are:

1) the tendency to move in time with synchronous sounds (e.g., tapping your toe in time with music or the beat of a drum);

2) the tendency of music to increase arousal (e.g., the desire to move rather than to sit)

3) the tendency for music to distract the exerciser from discomfort that might be related to exercise. (fartlek, tempo & interval training)

Basically, music is a legal drug for all athletes. This is something you can abuse and you’ll pass any test ASADA throws at you. So line up those tunes and get moving people come in s check out out fitness on request sessions

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