Having your earphones plugged in while you are at the gym on the treadmill or otherwise is nothing that’s new today. Almost all of us own a smartphone or an iPod with upbeat tunes, even the chotu Nokia phone with the two-inch screen has the option. Hence, why not make the best use of your playlist at the gym or at home when you are doing your crunches?
Yes, it’s kinda off if all you have in your phone are Pankaj Udhas’ tunes but even if there’s a little bit of Yo Yo Honey Singh in there, your playlist can really help boost up your performance while you exercise. Here’s how it makes a difference.
It Helps You Control Your Speed
Going slightly off topic, if not entirely, ever noticed how shopping centers and hypermarkets usually have very upbeat music in the background while you shop? This is a selling tactic. How, you ask? Think of it this way. If there’s Mehdi Hassan playing in the background, you’re more likely to get into your slow version and shop in a trance, humming along. However, experts suggest upbeat music because if there’s Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk playing at your store, you would feel a different kind of energy and the pace of your shopping is automatically tuned to it. Similar is the case with your workout routines, when you are on the treadmill with Dubstep music going haywire in your ears, notice how your brain automatically stimulates motor coordination in accordance with the rhythm. This practice eventually helps you perform your workout routine in a better way.
It Helps You Regulate Your Mood
No kidding, if there’s Arijit Singh blaring at your ears you’re just going to have a hard time being in a good mood at the gym because let’s face it: not all of us really like to get our lazy butts off the couch and decide to lift some weights, most of us just do it for the sake of it and hardly anyone ever enjoys it on a lazy afternoon. Hence, if you top that off with sunn raha hai na tu playing in the background you are supposed to feel even worse about your life as a whole where exercising and having some ‘you time’ seems to be just another one of life’s burdens. Playing happy music, however, is an entirely new deal. So many of us would plug in our earphones on a bad day and move to the beat in order to get into a cheery mood and just escape from reality for a while, away from everyday problems. Exercising releases endorphins in your body that are responsible for getting you in a joyful mood automatically, don’t forget. Hence, if you combine that experience with some cool tunes, you’ll definitely perform better.
It Makes Working Out Look Like Fun
Good music with some real badass beats make you do what? They make you wanna move and they make you dance when you’re pretty sure nobody’s watching. That’s an added feature of music for your workout sessions, you might as well forget about all the muscle cramps and soreness and truly just get into it. Your entire brain activity gets excited, how can your body stop? Transform that urge to dance into getting the right cardio moves.
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