Workout and Music

For those of you that might know, music can help or disturb someone depending on the situation they’re in.

Music has a large influence in everyone on whatever they do. From working out at the gym, to doing an assignment, to taking an exam or even to falling asleep, music can affect you for reasons that you might not even know.

I am a music lover. Everything and anything that’s nice to my ears, I listen to it. I can listen to Usher’s music then shift to the Styx or the Eagles (classic bands). It depends to what I’m doing and when I’m doing it.

I listen to slow soft songs during night time so my mind can be relaxed. An example would be “Passenger Seat” from Stephen Speaks, or to “You give me something” by James Morrison.

Every time I work out at the gym or work on my basketball game, I listen to fast paced rock music to elevate my mood. Examples of these are “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed or “Disconnected” by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

When it comes to taking an exam, I’d prefer listening to the Piano pieces like Pachebel’s Canon as it gives me a relaxing mood. I sometimes shift to rock songs so I can’t hear anything else.

On working out in the gym, up tempo beats that reaches 130 beats per minute can increase your work performance. It fuels you to burn more and pump more iron as you go on with your workout. You can further increase your performance if you know the song.

By testing it myself, I increased my own performance to 50%. I noticed it after I checked the time. I usually work out for three hours and effectively shortened it to two hours.

In sports, music also plays a crucial part in the whole game. The home team has an advantage not only because of the fans, but also because of the crew that work inside the gym.

The crew plays music and beats that intensifies the feeling of everyone in the arena. When their team is on the offensive side, you’ll hear music that has a fast up tempo pace suitable for the team itself. While on the other hand, the crew plays slow, loud tempo music when the visiting team is on the offensive mode.

As you can see, music plays different roles. We just need to use it to our advantage.