There’s that moment, when you’re working out, that you hit a wall.
You can’t go any further. You hate your class instructor or PT or yourself for making you do this. You just want to stop.
There’s something that can help you push through. You see, science has confirmed that listening to music really does make a difference to your workout, so get that boombox going!
In a new study, researchers at Texas Tech University found that tunes can actually make exercise seem easier.
In the findings which were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting last week, participants who listened to music during a cardiac stress test were able to last almost a minute longer than those who didn’t.
Given so much of exercise is actually beating psychological barriers – “I can’t do this” and “I’m exhausted” – this is important confirmation of what many people would probably already tell you.
So what are the songs that really help motivate you during your mid-exercise slump?
We asked 12 women for their ultimate pump up song and some will get you moving with the song title alone.
Behold: Your next workout playlist.