26 Jun Endurance Innovation 58 – Training Tunes
Andrew and Michael look at the effects of music on training and racing. Hint: there are effects!
- 4:00 effects of music on performance were studied during three phases
- Before exercise
- During exercise
- During recovery
- 5:30 using music to motivate sedentary people to exercise by Madison at al.
- No benefit derived from listening to music during exercise
- Motivation to commence exercising was not captured / studied
- Enjoyment of exercise was higher in the ‘with music’ group
- 15:15 effects of psychological priming on anaerobic performance by Loizou and Karageorghis
- May be directly applicable to endurance (aerobic) athletes performing interval workouts with some anaerobic component: e.g. HIIT
- Priming with music improved mean power output and peak power output by 5-7% in a Wingate testing
- Adding video stimulation provided even better results
- Michael’s favorite triathlon finish video
- 26:00 a meta analysis of music in exercise by Karageorghis et al.
- Research done before the mid 1990s is not robust
- Music increases motivation to exercise
- Extroverts have a stronger response to ‘lively’ music than introverts
- Preconceptions for music types. Music types that are typically associated with exercise are performance enhancing
- 32:30 best practices for selecting music to incorporate into your training from Karageorghis et al.
- 125 -140bpm
- Familiar beat
- Synchronous rhythm is ideal for repetitive motion activities like walking / running / cycling
- Asynchronous rhythm can be used for activities like weightlifting
- Containing affirmational or movement-related lyrics
- Be SAFE! Do not impair your ability to hear your surroundings
The three studies are provided below