December 23, 2015 at 6:33 am #15597Vincent YeoParticipant
I don’t use music when doing exercise. I listen to music when I want to relax.December 27, 2015 at 11:11 am #15646chuichisumParticipant
I listen to music during my warmup for a competition.It inspires me, helps me to sharpen my different moods, it lets me express things thru my body and is perfect for motivation!!!January 1, 2016 at 10:37 am #15698KAO CHIH-CHIENParticipant
I listen to music after exercise, make yourself calm down the mood of excitement, but also to relax as soon as possible.January 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm #15705Chen HAOParticipant
When I am stressed or have low arousal, I like to listen to the hip pop! because the song provides an opportunity for me to imagine myself . That can motivate me to perform a task with full energy .January 9, 2016 at 2:13 am #15759Ya-Chiao YuParticipant
I don’t listen music when I running because musical influences my running rhythm.I listen music when I what to relax.January 9, 2016 at 2:25 am #15761JHIH-SYUAN YUParticipant
Bring music in my life gave me a lot of movement to enhance the positive, I listen to music enables significantly reduce the tension before the game, listening to music in training make me forget the fatigue, the music is really very wonderful thingJanuary 9, 2016 at 7:10 am #15776WendyParticipant
i love music, it is my part of life, when i listening, i can feel relax, ccomfortable, especially when i feel tiredJanuary 15, 2016 at 3:56 am #15843wenxichanParticipant
I have various playlist on my phone. Usually in the gym and depends on the workout of the day, I would have a playlist of some house music, rap, and some medium and slow music- the medium and slow music are for the warm up and cool down period of the workout. During the workout house, rap and dance/trance music gets me going especially when I am tired- it drives me to finish the workout. and feel good after.
Most times- i have trance, rap during work when i need to concentrate or have a time out to regroup myself.
I usually listen to music while walking into work, and at home to relax.
In general, i love listening to music.January 15, 2016 at 7:22 am #15844Amir HashmiParticipant
A younger tech savvy athlete i work with has managed to edit his and my playlist by having an upbeat song after every 2 slow paced songs. It works wonders during interval trainingJanuary 15, 2016 at 11:58 am #15847Ana DelchevskaParticipant
I almost never use music (on headphones) in an outdoor activity (such as, running or mountain climbing). I prefer to concentrate on the outdoor sounds and be aware of my body. Music becomes distracting on those occasions. But when I give myself a break from running/mountaineering or when I have reached the goal, I almost always play some music. It is like a reward, because I love listening (and dancing) to music.
Sometimes I use music when I do yoga (but not always). I usually play calming music when I have had a very rough day, so the practice is more focused on relaxing myself and my body.
I am not an athlete, but before a big event I don’t listen to music on headphones. If there is a possibility, I play some music on speakers. It is usually music that does not keep your mind preoccupied with it. Background music. I avoid the headphones because with those on it is like I am entering a whole other world of mine and exclude the surrounding. When I have something big to prepare for I try to be as present in the moment (and the reality) as I can be.January 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm #15849taheinrichParticipant
For myself music that I know the words too help me with excercising and competition. I also I feel like a beat that I can dance too excites me as well, helping me finish that last rep on bench press for example. I think the psychology behind being able to know the lyrics to an upbeat rap song help with my confidence. If I know the lyrics to this song than it helps correlate that knowledge onto the basketball court or football field where I know how to make a layup or know hot to catch a ball.January 24, 2016 at 8:07 pm #15898olavverslootParticipant
Music is a key element in my entire being. It helps me concentrate while working, shutting myself down from my environment when I need to focus on something, helps me when times are hard, and helps me to celebrate.
In that sense, it’s indispensible during training (running), it really frustrates me if I can’t find my headphones (like this morning), don’t have it at the right volume (either too loud or too low) or select the wrong tracks. The kind of music I play really depends on the kind of training: up tempo,aggressive music when doing high intensity (interval) exercises, more easy going for longer runs. I notice I’m running at higher pace on aggressive, fast music. Wonder stuff in any sense!January 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm #15903TraceyParticipant
I have found music influences me in all the areas mentioned. I use it regularly.
Dance/Exercise (weights, cardio, yoga/stretching) = disco, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s music, jazz, Elvis
Relax & Sleep/Concentrate & Creativity = alpha brain wave music, baroque
Regulates Mood = music that reminds me of different emotional experiences. E.g. heard at a funeral
(negative/sad), at a celebration (positive/happy)
Motivational = inspirational words (e.g. the climb) or music related to a defining moment for someone
(e.g.Susan Boyle’s first audition on Britain’s Got Talent – I dreamed a dream)
I have found listening to music while exercising has helped me work harder before. I am interested to see how Spotify works and keen to see how it influences my activity by being more directly linked to my pace. I find others comments interesting about when they use music before and after training and competitive events. I can look at being more systematic in future doing this.January 27, 2016 at 8:03 am #15918dianaParticipant
yes, i do listen to music when exercising. it keeps me going and distract my mind from thinking of quitting. it is very helpful.January 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm #15919Aline OlivioParticipant
I love listening music. The music is always present in my day to day and the rhythm varies according to my mood. I feel like dancing, I be more relaxed, more focused and motivated. When I practice some exercise always listen to music and most of the time are very agitated. I believe that in sport it can have very positive influences, but do not know how to use it.
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