Music has the power to alter your mindset and actually affect your body's physiological responses!
In the last decade, researchers have uncovered surprising evidence linking music with workout performance. Here are 5 ways in which music can improve your performance:
1) Music can naturally increase your tempo of movement through your body’s rhythm response. Music with a heavy beat is most effective for synchronizing body movements to music
2) When synchronized with music, your body needs to make fewer adjustments to maintain your tempo. This means you work out more efficiently and use less oxygen. As a result, you can work harder for longer.
3) Music distracts you from muscle fatigue and the tedious repetition of exercise.
4) Music with a faster beat increases your heart rate, delivering more oxygen to your muscles.
5) Music evokes strong memories and emotions. These psychological 'anchors' can influence your perception of exercise when used consistently. In other words, playing tracks you LOVE will wire your brain to LOVE the activity too!