I don’t know how long my wired headset not work as before. Sometimes, a made a movement in my workout , there was no sound and it upset me a lot, especially during squat. It broke something and I had less motivation. And not long ago, my headset broke during my workout. I had to content myself with radio’s sound of the gym and it really sucks.
So I bought a Bluetooth headset and I like it. It’s so cool and I’m super motivated because I can finally listen to my songs with a good sound quality without thinking that in a few months it’ll messing. And I remembered the first times I was training without music or listening to radio’s music from the gym (MTV or radio for me it’s the same). This isn’t the same, my mindset isn’t the same and I think you also noticed.
You know me, when I have a question I’ll search immediately on Google and you know what ? There are several explanations and one on Wikipedia, click on the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_and_music. Now I’ll tell you what I understood:
Your music is a good distraction for you because you’re less aware of your efforts, which improves your performance by up to 15%. Music with faster tempos are good because they are so much information to process that your brain puts your mind in standby mode.
Your music increases your performance, makes you work harder with a fast tempo between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm). With this BPM you have the maximum effect, too fast it’s not good.
Your music puts you in “the zone”. When you put music that you love, that put you in the mindset (in “No. 1” mode) because you remember something cool and this music boost the power of your motivation.
The rhythm of your music stimulates the motor area of your brain during movements (running or weight-lifting). This helps you to use energy more efficiently because your body keep this steady rate until the end of the song.
Your music improves your mood and you more aware of yourself. This allows you to think about yourself, ask you who you want to be and imagine your future. Whatever happened to you in the day, your music helps you to escape of negative things, you feel your own power during training and you feel good when it’s over.
Your music makes you want to move. You can’t stop the beat, your music has a good quality of groove that excites your brain and make you moves. Basically a playlist is made to make you move whether to dance or train.
Have fun, takes pleasure during your workouts with your soundtrack, your crazy soundtrack.