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Let’s Get Physical: Pumping Your Workout With Music

Let’s Get Physical: Pumping Your Workout With Music

Indeed, no matter how different we are, we all have that one striking thing in common – music. Whether it is taking us on a journey or setting the tone at a party, music is everywhere. Our connection with music runs deeper than we initially thought because it is something we listen to for fun and enjoyment. According to research, music has the power to pump your exercise. Although we often experience music in our daily lives, our brains also hear it and respond in unique ways.

Music can change our perception of how difficult our tasks are. Working out with music will allow for increased physical results without feeling like we are working any harder than usual. When listening to favorite playlist, we are distracted from exertion and repetition of our exercise so we are able to exercise harder for longer. Music-driven physical benefits are also boosted even more when you do not just work out to the beat, rather become responsible for the beat. This is evident especially when you kick a punching bag and hear its quality, intensity and precision of your strikes reflected in how it sounds. It lowers also perceived physical exertion and makes strenuous activities less physically exhausting.

Let’s Get Physical: Pumping Your Workout With Music

Below are some simple tips you can put into action to increase your endurance, burn more calories and push through even the most challenging exercise.

  • Listen to your body working – Try to turn your body into an instrument by listening to your own movements. Do take note of how your feet sound on the floor or how loud you are when you are kicking a punching bag. Try to clap your hands to make some noise during exercises like lunges or squats.
  • Synchronize with the beat – Look for the basic downbeat and try to time your movements to it. You can run to the temp of a certain fast-paced song or walk-moderately to a paced tune. Ensure that every step, move and stroke is well-timed to the downbeat to maximize your exercise.
  • Turn your fave song into an interval workout – Double your pacing and sprint every time you hear the chorus or the part of the song that repeats. This basically designs a perfect 3-5 minute interval workout. If you have a 12-song playlist, then you will have a great thirty to fifty-minute interval workout in the bag.
  • Make your body an instrument – For exercise in which you can hear your body working, you can burn more calories and stress by getting louder. Linking a sound with your move will provide your body and brain with a powerful feedback that will improve the coordination, precision, spatial awareness and timing.
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This is also helpful if you came from a long hiatus and want to get back on the fitness wagon. Choose songs that will keep you going and will make you enjoy your work out routine for optimum results.



Eat less, exercise more. This is maybe the simplest yet effective solution in losing that extra pounds in the body. However, if this solution was very easy, then all people would be fit and healthy. There are some factors that affect and plays a major role when it comes to fat loss. So, try these tips to speed up your body transformation.

Make A Plan

Make sure that you have some realistic goals and have specific targets for the week to reach your goal.
Make sure that you do not end up being too strict with yourself. You need to balance your diet with your own workout and schedule it so that it will perfectly fit your own sched. Also find balance between reaching your own goal and enjoying your life too.

Know How Much You Eat

One way to get rid of your excess fats is to know how much you are eating. A research shows that a lot of people underestimate how much they eat and sometimes up to almost fifty percent. This results to eating unwanted and excess foods required for your daily meal. Some ways to track your meal is through phone applications like MyPlate. However, whatever apps you use, the key is accuracy and consistency.


Lift Some Weights

One of the fastest ways to burn your fat quickly is to lift heavy weights, whether you are a man or a woman. Not only it can activate your muscle fibers, but it can also increase your metabolism which rests. So, in other words, when you are lifting heavy weights, you are contributing in burning your calories at a higher rate even you are doing nothing.

Get Enough Sleep

In fact, it helps in fighting fat. Research reported that sleeping less than seven to eight hours can increase your appetite, which forces you to overeat. It can also slow your metabolism, which causes you to burn a fewer calories and lastly make your body retain some more abdominal fat. So do yourself a favor and get more rest. This will bring back your energy to properly perform your workouts.

Move More

In today’s society, we tend to be sedentary. This means, we work in front of the computers, travel by cars, and just relax in front of the television. Why not add some incidental exercises such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walk going to your office if it’s nearby. These simple things has a big effect and can burn calories. Adding formal activities like playing sports is also a good way to get rid that unwanted fats.

Plan Your Cheat Day

Going on a diet is really tough, both physically and mentally. That is why a cheat day is necessary in many successful diet plans. Actually, there are cheat day routine that works best. This can also provide you with the break from your own restrictive habits and at the same time will keep you satisfied while you are losing your fats.