Listening to music when you hit the gym to improve your workout isn’t exactly a new concept. But understanding how your favorite tunes enhance your exercise is a little less obvious. Research consistently finds that listening to music distracts athletes from their bodily awareness (read: fatigue). And a recent study found that not just listening, but controlling and creating music in time to one’s pace had an even more profound effect on perceived effort during a workout. The rhythm of your workout music stimulates the motor area of the brain as to when to move, thereby aiding self-paced exercises. Clueing into these time signals helps to use your energy more efficiently, since keeping a steady pace is easier on bodies than fluctuating throughout a sweat session.
Researchers have also found that when music possesses high-groove qualities, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener. Basically, your playlist has the ability to make you move — no matter how much you’re dreading that workout.
So if you’re already listening to music during your workouts and benefiting from any of the above statements, now you can take it to the next level. How? With music specifically designed to assist your workouts by Workout Driver.
Workout Driver consists of a collection of music tracks composed in a way to act as a trigger for fitness workouts, with specific dimensioned blocks and structure to fit the progression of the exercise. The beat helps maintain the correct speed of the movement, enhanced through the different moods swings throughout the song, which helps in emphasizing the action block, i.e. powerful and spurring during the repetitions, and smoothing for the rest time.
All songs have been made for workouts with 3 sets of 12 repetition and 1 minute for a rest time, but different beats per minute, to fit the different exercises.
People automatically feel the beat of the music they listen to and instinctively adjust their workout pace and heart rate to the tempo of the music. Listening to Workout Driver’s aptly titled tracks, such as “Deadlift”, “Sit Up” and “Deltoid Raise”, while exercising, will no doubt lead to create an increased sense of motivation, distracting the mind while correctly pacing your work rate.
The instrumentals are well produced, with sounds that crossover between the groove and funky rhythms of “Deadlift” to the guitar driven rock of “Sit Up” and the hardnosed, overdriven urge of “Deltoid Raise”.
When it comes to workout music, everyone likes something different. I know people who love instrumental music, others who exercise to hardcore rap and people whose musical tastes normally don’t match up with the songs that inspire them to work out. For me, almost anything that’s catchy and has a good beat will work. But sometimes, you need something better than that.
Sometimes you need the motivation to go the extra mile, or push through that heavier lift, and most good inspirational music will do. But when you really need to muscle through your sets correctly, you’ll need music specifically crafted for the task; hence Workout Driver’s musical sets are perfect for the occasion.