The Score Magazine May 2017 - Page 23

Not only does different types of music help, even the level of volume has an effect on performance as a higher volume is said to increase the body’s endurance even further, as does particular genres of music. Endurance One of the foremost points of importance in this theory is that listening to music while exercising is said to increase endurance or stamina by up to 15%, according to a research conducted by Brunel University. It is a common phenomenon to listening to music while working out and this research bases this on scientific research. Having said this, a research conducted by Dr. Costas Karageorghis, deduces that not every kind of music is conducive to increasing endurance and only some genres work this way. According to his research, the tracks which help in doing so have to be of a certain tempo, preferably between 120 and 140 beats per minute. Music has always been a powerful medium and with multiple effects on the human psychology, it is not surprise that music also affect fitness of a person when played while working out. Diversion from Exertion It is a well-known fact that any form of fitness workout be it running, cycling, working out at a gym, swimming or any other form of physical exercise causes exertion to the body. After a certain point of exercise, fatigue starts creeping in and might affect performance. Music helps in dissociation or diversion from this exertion as it draws away attention from pain and fatigue during a work-out. The research at Brunel University in the UK reveals that the effort made during the work out can be perceived to be less by 12% if music is played during fitness activities. It also increases the efficiency of the activity. Music leads to bursts of intensity which increases the capacity for working out and also gives a boost to strength and productivity. This is because listening to music, stimulates one’s brain and hence attention is diverted from the exertion on the body with focus on the rhythm of the music. This also leads to increasing the time of the work out as exertion is perceived to be lesser than when music is not played. Metabolic Efficiency Listening to music while working out is also said to increase metabolic efficiency. A study conducted in 2012 demonstrated that cyclists who pedaled as the same tempo of the music being played required 7% less oxygen than the cyclists who didn’t. Music helps in achieving a degree of efficiency which requires less energy i.e. metabolic efficiency increases. Athletic Performance In 2007, the the USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing banned audio players during races as they found it to give a competitive edge to the athletes’ performance if the Ɨ7FVVBFW62vR'VrF2v0&FW7FVB''VW'2&W7VFrFRWƖgFVBbFP&vF6R&62'VW2FF2vW2F6rpƗ7FVrFW626ffV7BFWF^( 2W&f&6R#"&W6V&6B''VVVfW'6G67F2&vV&vPbFRv&Bw2VFrWW'G2FR76wbWW&66PW627FFVBFBW62266FfRVffV7G2GW&p66WW&66RFBB&R66FW&VB&GRbVvW&f&6RV6rG'Vr"ख7&V6W266VG&FW62FW'2W'6( 2VF7FFRbv&VW72GW&r琦7FfGB7G22FW&FfF"BWG2FR'&WFBvFWBBb666W2Vff'BW6226@F&VfRWFW&F7G&7F2BV2R66VG&FP&WGFW"GW&rFRfFW72WW&66RFWFW2&R6BFƗ7@W622RbFR&V62bFV"w&VBW&f&6PB6BgV7FFV"v&WG2vFWBW62FP&6w&VBBǒF6w2&R6'BbW60v&22FfF"&RB7G'VVFVF&2"WfVF67G2W62V2rv&WB"WW&66r&PV&RWW&V6R&FW"FW7B66WW&66P"6&RR66fVǒ6FBw7BFR琧76v6B6v6&VVfG2bW62W"ƗfW2W6267'V6&RV6rfFW72WfV2@FrWW&66RFVB&WGFW"&W7VG2FP66&RvPv66&R6У#