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Chris Patrick , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answeredMusic can provide inspiration and motivation to what might otherwise be a tedious task. Cardio exercise in particular can be quite boring at times. Watching the seconds tick by on the treadmill is not going to get you there any faster. By listening to upbeat music that you enjoy you can almost "check out" mentally. Time can seem to almost stand still when you're doing something you might not otherwise enjoy, but listening to your favorite music can get you through even the toughest of workouts. The right music can also get you pumped up for your weight training routine. A good beat can encourage focus, determination, and fortitude. Associating something that you enjoy (such as music) with exercise can help keep you coming back to the gym.
Amy Colgan-Niemeyer, NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Yes, it can. Music helps pass the time during a workout. It helps break up exercises into little bits of time and changes the pace to ease the monotony. It can make exercise more fun. Pick some fast-paced music to help you stay pumped up. It might help to include slower songs for warm ups, cool downs and slow intervals as well. Make a 30- to 60-minute playlist for your workouts and before you know it, you're done. Just be careful when you bring your workout outside. Be aware of your surroundings. Don't get lost in the music.
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredMusic not only helps people to cope and get through exercise, but it also helps people exhibit positive feelings about exercise. It is suggested that you choose your favorite, most upbeat music for exercise. The right music can psyche you up for exercise. If you are focused on your music, you can't be focused on anything else. Music can provide a distraction from anything negative getting in the way of exercise.
James Conroy , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
In short, yes, music will definitely make your exercise more enjoyable. Music can bring amazing motivation and will certainly help the time pass by...especially in cardio!
However, if you find yourself merely "coping with exercise" please consider this. Perhaps you need to find an exercise activity that is more enjoyable. Furthermore, people are much more likely to stick to an exercise regime when they have a firm goal in mind, a clear vision of why they are performing the exercise. If you hate the activity you are participating in then believe me, a live band performing in front of you while you exercise will do nothing to make you "cope" with exercise.
Remember, first establish a health and fitness goal (I'm sure there are more than one) that will motivate you to get up and move. Then find a few activities that you will enjoy, that will help you become consistent with your exercise regime. Then, put together a few playlists that will create a soundtrack to your success!Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.