Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Workout Music: Give Me The Beat Boys

“Fitness experts say boosted by that backbeat you might not even notice that you're working harder. ‘Higher tempo certainly seems to drive the intensity of exercise performance,’ said Dr. Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). ‘The faster the beat, the higher the intensity,’ he explained. ‘Listening to smooth jazz would not do it.’ Bryant said preliminary results of an ACE-commissioned study on how music affects exercise performance suggest that under the influence of a strong beat, exercisers will actually work harder than they think they do. ‘Individuals listened to different types...

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