December 31, 2019
You probably don’t need scientific studies to convince you that music makes exercise more enjoyable. But what is its true effect on exercise intensity and endurance? According to Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise, “Music is like is a legal drug for athletes. It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.”
Daniel Hubbert joins us today from Las Vegas. Dan is a 30 year music & fitness industry professional who has spent the last 10 years as Power Music Inc’s CEO. He started Power Music Videos (formerly Group Rx), the company’s successful pre-choreography class division. There he guided the development of programs like Rip, Revolution, War, Sport, Transform, and Willow. Daniel has been a student of meditation and wellness for over 3 decades and studied with some of the world’s best practitioners. The dozens of meditation methods used in his signature program, Willow, come from the largest study ever done on wellbeing, and are a culmination of his many years working in the field.
- Turn It Up: The Effects Of Music On Exercise Endurance And Efficiency, by Emily Wheeler, UNC (excepts from this article were quoted at the beginning of this episode)
- Power Music has resources for both the professional group fitness leader/market and the direct consumer.
- For Direct Consumers: Power Music workout playlists can be streamed any digital streaming service, as well as sites like jog.fm (sort by runtime and bpm).
- For Pros: Power Music’s main business is in the group fitness market, catering to instructors and those who teach fitness classes. The largest source of fitness music and the Industry’s best instructor tools for over 30 years. Free 1-month trial. Then just $14.95/month or $149.95/year. Cancel anytime.
- Exploring the Effects of Music on Exercise Intensity, by Carl Foster, Ph.D., and John Pocari, Ph.D.
- Legal doping – training to tunes: “Listening to music is a type of legal performance-enhancing drug,” says Brunel University London’s Dr. Costas Karageorghis. His book, “Applying Music in Exercise and Sport” reveals how to apply scientific principles to workouts, group exercise, individual and teams.
Try using music you NEVER listen to. For example, if you’re a pop music person, trying working out to some hard rock from the 70s and 80s. Or if you’re into Alternative 90s music, try working out to Pop hits from the 2000s. You get the idea. The point is to not only trick your body into growth through new exercises, but new music will also stimulate and motivate your workouts.
- Search “Power Music Workout” on Apple Music, Spotify, or any digital streaming service
- Website: powermusic.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powermusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PowerMusicInc/
Dan tells the story of his time in music school playing guitar 15 hours a day; then how busy life took him away from the guitar; and a later return to his instrument and passion for music again.