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Music for fitness clubs and sport activities?

Looking for the best workout music in the gym? Learn how the proper beat can motivate you to work out harder and better.

The researchers calculated the best rhythm for music to improve exercises and discovered that music can improve oxygen consumption and body endurance. Music, when played at the proper rhythm, can decrease tension while simultaneously increasing motivation. The ideal rhythm for workout music is between 125 and 140 beats per minute. Earlier it was assumed that the faster a person exercised, the faster the music should be.

In fact athletes' bodies can withstand greater exertion when they coordinate their motions to the rhythm of the music: treadmill athletes have higher endurance, while bicyclists use less oxygen. And swimmers who listened to the music during their sessions completed the race faster than others who were swimming in silence.

Music, like a medical stimulant or sedative, can alter emotional and physiological activity.

Music appears to be most beneficial during low-to-moderate intensity activities, in other words, it is more useful during the exercises with the gym equipment.

And finding the right rhythm isn't difficult, as popular music hits the optimal beat, and most other music genres also have music in that range. According to a 2012 study published in the Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness magazine, cyclists who synced their motions to music lowered their oxygen consumption by up to 7%. Three distinct musical rhythms were evaluated on 10 athletes who worked out for 12 minutes at a maximum heart rate of 70%.

Much of the benefit of using music in training comes from psychological factors. When people run with music, their perceived stress level is lower than if they were not using music or other devices. These benefits tend to evaporate once a person starts exercising at very intense levels.

Music can distract attention through a neurological mechanism. The sympathetic or sensory nerve system transports unpleasant feedback from activities, such as hard breathing, perspiration, or tense muscles, to the brain. Listening to music interferes with the transmission of these sensations. The music will block away the feeling of exhaustion and tiredness before you experience it, so you don't notice it completely. This barrier occurs up to roughly 70% of the maximum capacity. Swimmers who listened to music also reported a 10% increase in motivation when compared to swimmers who did not listen to music.


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