I recently purchased a UE boom Bluetooth speaker. The sound, (for the price) is fantastic btw. I needed something loud to pump some high tempo music through to help me blast through the workouts – honestly, I feel my overall performance has improved. I make it to the end of the programs, feel as though I put more effort in and in general feel happier doing even the most challenging workouts.
In a nutshell:
• Participants who listened to music whilst undertaking a cardiac stress test lasted almost 1 minute longer than those who did not listen to music
• Exercising to the specific beat of particular music can improve performance by 15%
• Music with a tempo of around 120-140 beats per minute can provide increased results when exercising
• Upbeat music can make people want to exercise longer and improve performance
So start building those playlists 😎