5 Reasons You Should Listen To Music While Doing Exercises.

5 Reasons You Should Listen To Music While Doing Exercises.

December 20, 2017 by Mixcder

I think most of people would like to listen to music while doing exercises. They wear sport headphones not only in gym, but also work out outdoors. Research consistently finds that listening to music distracts athletes from their “bodily awareness” . And a recent study found that not just listening, but controlling and creating music in time to one’s pace had an even more profound effect on perceived effort during a workout.

Here are five very good reasons to rock out during your next gym session.

1.    Music is a good kind of distraction.

One of the biggest reasons to listen to music when you exercise is that the music is good kind of distraction. Doing the same exercises every day can get boring. If you’re tired of your current routine, try listening to music. Hearing some of your favorite songs can provide you with a much needed distraction.


2.    Tempo is everything

If you are going for a run, then gentle ballads are not going to be what you are listening to. The same goes for if you are doing gentle yoga/stretching – you are not going to be turning on techno. The type of music you listen to can change your workouts. Listening to something fast can energise you and help you run faster. But too fast is no good, either. Songs between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm) have the maximum effect on moderate exercisers.


3.    Music puts you “in the zone”.

Everyone has that go-to song that gets you “in the zone,” and there’s science to why it works. We associate certain songs with memories, often relating to the context in which we originally heard them, such as the first time you watched Rocky. Channeling that memory — or even just the emotion of the singer — boosts the motivational power of the song, and has been shown to improve physical performance.


4.    It makes you want to move.

You really can’t stop the beat! Researchers found that when music possesses “high-groove” qualities, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener. Basically, your playlist has the ability to make you move — no matter how much you’re dreading that workout.


5.    Listen to music already? Take it to the next level: making music while you work has an important added benefit.

According to a study published earlier this month, the relationship between music and physical exertion may be more complicated than we initially thought. It isn’t just listening to music that drowns out our pain and exhaustion, asserts lead researcher Tom Fritz. The process of creating and controlling music in time to one’s exercise improves the experience even more.

Participants exercised on machines designed to alter the music they were listening to based on their movements, essentially allowing them to create their own soundtrack.

We can’t all work out on equipment that coordinates our movements with musical sounds, but we can harness the power of creating music when we exercise. The finding, said Fritz about his study may provide “a previously unacknowledged driving force for the development of music in humans: making music makes strenuous physical activities less exhausting.”


Further to this, I would like to recommend our new neckband Bluetooth headphones to you. Mixcder R9 would be ideal for those guys that are into music and their training. The ergonomical design would provide a snug fit while you are doing excise. Also, the built-in magnet design ensures that your headphones would not fall down from your neck. The trendy appearance of the R9 would definitely create your own style in the gym. What’s more, it offers a 8-hour playing time,which accompany you to cultivate a healthy life style of the long-time exercise, and enjoy music at the same time.


Reference: 7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out