Have you ever heard that your performance levels can be boosted by listening to certain interval training music?
In a 2009 study, twelve (12) students were chosen for an experiment. These students had to listen to six different songs while on an exercise bicycle. The study showed that when the tempo increased, so did the student’s output. These tempo modifications were never disclosed to the student at any point in time.
3 different trials were conducted:
First Trial: The songs were at their normal speed
Second Trial: The songs tempo was lowered by ten percent (-10%) during the second trial.
Trial 3: Upon the third trial, the songs speed was increased by ten percent, (+10%).
Upon decreasing the tempo by 10%, the students encountered their performance decreasing by 36% and didn’t make the trial any easier. Upon increasing the tempo by 10%, student experienced an 3.5% increase in performance.
The?interval training music played a significant role on the performance. ?There was a 39.5% increase in performance levels after a 20% modification in tempo was made.
Please visit this website to learn more about this study: “.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19793214″.
A different study was conducted that proved basketball players played badly when dealing with an abundance of pressure. When there was a catchy tune playing, their performance enhanced greatly. It’s almost as if the music helps distract you from your own thoughts. Your body will be able to perform much better.
Besides distracting your mind, music also works for your body on an unconscious level. Your heartbeat can increase, you can become more excited, and give you extra motivation through music.
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