I like to get into my own world. When I am at the gym there’s no distractions, No room for weakness. To make the physical changes you seek you must mentally prepare and be zoned in.
Research consistently finds that listening to music distracts athletes from their “bodily awareness” (read: pain). And a recent study found that not just listening, but controlling and creating music in time to one’s pace had an even more profound effect on perceived effort during a workout. The study found that cyclists actually worked harder when listening to faster music as compared to music at a slower tempo. But too fast is no good, either. Songs between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm) have the maximum effect on moderate exercisers.
I assume that many of you are going to the gym next week, so this is an excellent playlist that will help you to give your best: