Let’s Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music: Scientific American

For some athletes and for many people who run, jog, cycle, lift weights and otherwise exercise, music is not superfluous—it is essential to peak performance and a satisfying workout.

via Let’s Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music: Scientific American.

Here’s some of the things music does for your workouts:

  1. Gives you a metronome tempo you can use to keep a consistent pace, instead of wandering
  2. Distracts you from the task at hand just a bit
  3. The right kind of music for you, motivates you.
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