DJ Your Ideal Workout

DJ Your Ideal Workout You may have read studies on how 'motivational' music can make training at the gym seem easier. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examines the effect when active adults have the ability to shape the music they're hearing while exercising.

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Studies in Germany equipped three different training machines with units capable of producing a range of dance style electronic muscle. Sound would be raised and lowered depending on the way this exercise equipment was used, and was synchronized to complement sounds from the other machines.

A group of 63 healthy men and women participated in this study. Overall, they were able to produce significantly greater muscular force with less perceived effort and lower levels of oxygen consumption when working with the musical exercise equipment compared to standard weight room and cardio machines.

True Strength Moment: Researchers theorized that harnessing the potential of 'emotional motor control' rather than depending on deliberate movements made workouts seem easier. Whatever the reason for this phenomenon, we're sure lots of people would appreciate having greater control over music played at their gym.
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