I’m sure you’ve all heard of music helping you in the gym, but have you ever wondered why or how it does this?
Research has confirmed that pumping up the volume increases exercise endurance and performance. So you’ll be pleased to know that listening to your favourite tunes could help you have a better workout. As well as being highly motivating, it helps divert attention from the burn and can increase endurance by up to 15%!
Aerobics and other class instructors like to motivate people using a loud thumping bass line for exactly this reason. It’s not just an aid for timing, but it can help participants burn more calories and give that extra push that they crave.