Add Yoga & Music To Your Workout Performance?
It’s true that exercise gives you a high, but the good feeling comes after your workout, not during. People who work out find it helpful to have something that motivates them and keeps their mind off the pain, discomfort and fatigue they are feeling. For many people, music is what keeps them going when they exercise.
Studies reveal that music motivate athletes to perform better. Runners are able to run faster and longer; cyclists pedal harder. Many long-distance runners rely on music to motivate them to finish a race, whether it’s a 5K run or a marathon. Music also pushes bodybuilders to train harder and lift heavier weights.
How Does Music Help?
Promotes dissociation. When you listen to music, you tend to focus on the pleasant sounds and ignore negative feelings like fatigue and pain. You’ll be able to exercise longer.
Aids in performance. Choosing the right kind of music allows you to achieve your fitness goal more easily. Fast music can energize if you need to exercise more vigorously while mellow music helps you relax when performing yoga or Pilates.
Improves motor coordination. Select the best tempo of music for your workout to make the exercise movements smoother and more fluid. When running, you can match your cadence to the tempo of the music.
For motivation. An exercise regimen will work only if you follow it religiously. Many people struggle to adhere to their workout, but if you listen to your favorite music while exercising, you’re more likely to continue working out.
What’s the Best Kind of Music for Optimum Performance?
Music must be carefully selected to produce the best results when working out. For cardiovascular exercise, choose music with an upbeat tempo and a strong beat and rhythm. Running, jogging and cycling can benefit from music that forces the exerciser to match their cadence with the music’s tempo.
When performing yoga or Pilates or simply cooling down, slower music puts you in a relaxed mood that is in keeping with these mild forms of exercise. It also helps if you keep the volume low. The music’s slow tempo promotes the slow and graceful movements of these exercises.