Improve your workout with music

Deploy your own soundtrack to lift more weight

Listen up

You might think you’ve heard it all before, but there is now a very sound reason for training to your own tunes: you’ll be able to pump out 10% more weight, meaning that you will turn fat into muscle super-fast.

The right playlist already reduces anxiety in the workplace, increases motivation and even makes your kids cleverer. But researchers at York St John University have found that athletes given ‘invigorating’ personal music were able to lift more than those exercising to an ambient, ‘piped-in’ soundtrack.

Test subjects using headphones held a dumb-bell in front of themselves for 10% longer than those without – the perfect excuse to block out Now That’s What I Call Generic Gym Music! 47.

Net cost: Sennheiser OMX80 Sport II headphones, £27,

Net gain
: Turn up the strength of your bench to 10 at the press of a button. 100% less spinning-class trance.


About FitFreek202

Hi, thanks for stopping by at my website. This is my journey to achieve 202 pounds of lean body mass and 15% Body Fat. Let me explain. Weighing yourself with traditional scales is very important, but you also need to measure your body fat as well. You could go to the gym and weigh yourself before and after a long run. The second weigh in, you may well have lost two pounds – that is water from sweat, not body fat. So, my goal is to be 202 pounds LBM and 36 pounds of fat – a total of 238 pounds. When i’m there, my goal is to be 202 pounds LBM and 22 pounds of fat – a total of 224 pounds. This blog will chart my progress.

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