Everybody likes a good workout. Working out while listening to some fine tracks is a good way to burn those calories and not keep a pressurizing tab on time. But music is not just good for keeping up the workout vibes and tempo; it has been proven that music can actually have a positive psychological effect on your mental physique while you train. A calm mind can aid beneficially towards achieving a healthy body. Music can also help you better concentrate on your workout, by subconsciously distracting you from the difficulty of exercises. Read further to know how music can help you achieve a better, more productive workout.
Putting a twist in your mix
We all know the lyrics to every song for every album ever created by our favorite band or singer. And the most common mistake almost every individual makes is we find ourselves listening to the entire album. This is a big no-no. For the simple reason that we know every beat and aspect of the song, tending to distract us from the real focus i.e. the workout itself! Random music is the best way to go to reduce the dogmatic flow of music. The element of surprise and uncertainty adds a boost to every workout schedule.
Applying a metronome to enhance your workout
A simple and cost effective way to produce a defined yet unstructured playlist is use of something called a metronome. What this does is, it creates a series of songs that gradually and steadily increases in tempo and speed. This helps to build stamina as you increase the intensity of your workout. This even helps you to also get a more effective workout plan. Similarly, you can create a playlist that decreases in tempo to enable a better cool down technique. Your muscles subconsciously get relaxed and your body goes into a state of relaxation.
The psychological aspect
Music tends to distract you from the aches and pains of your muscles being constantly targeted by your specific workout plans. Instead of being focused on the amount of calories being burnt, showing up on your system; music takes you into a different mindset. One where you are not glaring at the dash, hoping for the numbers to go up when they are in fact on the contrary bringing your morale down. Letting yourself get into a groove can help in timely modifying your workout from being calorie stressed to just going with the flow and seeing results you would have never expected to see.
It is fun to listen to music while working out; shutting off the world and just running away into your comfort zone. Make a special playlist of the tracks you like to listen to while exercising as the music that you like while driving or during a party differs; shuffle it, make it fun, add podcasts of your favorite comedian; whatever keeps you comfortable. Music helps make a seemingly dull task fun to do and also makes it seem like time is flying by. So, put on your earphones and jingle your way to a healthy body.
Mathew Warne is a fitness consultant and makes use of various home gym equipment for his daily workout activities. He also provides some great workout tips through his posts.