Let’s face it- we use our smart phones for everything. We have apps for everything, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with an app that allows us to make music while working out at the gym. Music has also been proved to get our adrenaline pumping, especially when we are working out in the gym.
There are some apps that can actually help make your workout easier. In fact, a recent study conducted in Germany concluded that making music while you move may make your workout easier. The researchers had connected exercisers to the machines that they were working on which were designed to change to different beats depending on how hard or how fast they worked out. The people who listened to the music as it imitated their actions felt less exhausted that those who had simply listened to the music.
The authors of this study had also found that when the exercisers synchronized their movements to music that they had created, it actually give them more energy that help them to withdraw their attention away from the pain that they experienced during workouts.
The technology that went into the making of this study is not available on the market as yet, but the researchers had told Men’s Health magazine that simply customizing the tempo of the songs that you would normally work out to can also lead to the similar results. You can download apps such as the Cruise Control and Tempo Run onto your smart phone and is worth trying.
It seems that music in general can boost our energy levels, so it does seem to matter how, when or where you hear your favorite songs being played. You can also enhance your work out session by listening to music the usual way. Take this study that was conducted by the California State University as an example.
The German researchers used special technology and equipment for their study that is available commercially, so you can use apps or even listen to favorite tunes the normal way. This was also proved by the California State University in Fullerton. Their study showed that men did squat jumps at an increased speed and force when they turned up the volume as their favorite songs started to play in comparison to the squat jumps that they had done when the gym did not have any music playing.