I love all types of music, but down deep I am really an R & B guy. My Ipod is loaded with beats for the bed sheets: R Kelly, Marvin Gaye, Jodeci, Usher, Sade, Keith Sweat, etc.
The other day at my club, one of group exercise instructors didn't have music for the muscle sculpt class that she was about to lead. In desperation, she asked if she could borrow my Ipod for the class expecting some good workout music. Little did she know, the music I have is best for baby making. Needless to say, it was a memorable class for all!
This prompted me to ask you...
' What do you listen to when you workout?'
Life before MP3 players
Rock/Hard Rock - 33% Hip Hop/Rap - 33% Techno/House/Dance - 27% Pop - 16% No Tunes - 11%
Poll Revealed - Can music improve your workouts?
The majority of the studies suggest that music may significantly increase respiration rate and moderately elevate heart rate, this may be an effective pre-exercise strategy.
Slower, sedative music decreases a person's muscular fitness potential. Interestingly enough, a silent atmosphere showed the same effects as an environment which had music of a stimulative quality.
Performance may or may not be enhanced by the addition of music to the workout, but subjects regularly report that they felt their performance was better with the music accompaniment. This means music can improve a person's enjoyment and fulfillment of exercise, leading to greater compliance.