5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Music While You Workout

If you're an avid gym goer, you would have experienced this before and will know the empty feeling inside that no amount of pre-workout will get rid of. It's no secret how important music is and how reliant we are on it in completing a dreaded leg day, or reaching a time or distance goal on the treadmill. There's a number of reasons behind this mentality and what a perfect time to look into that with the release of Ministry of Sound's 'The Workout' - a CD compilation of the best tracks right now to pump iron all day to.

1. Music makes you train for longer

The better and longer your gym playlist is, the less you'll be looking at the clock waiting for it to get to 45 mins/an hour where you can say you're done for the day. A great mix can keep you in the gym for well over an hour, and a keep you coming back for more.

2. You're more concentrated

Focus is key to proper training, without it, there's no connection between your brain and your muscle, which will essentially stop you from activating specific areas. Focusing on your workout can also reduce the chances of injury as you're consciously aware of your body and it's warning signals. Bump up your concentration in the gym with a solid workout mix.

3. Music Makes You Train Harder

Having a great track on your last set can mean the difference between 10 and 15 reps, or the difference between 10 and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Fast paced music works wonders, keeping your mood high and your moves fast.

4. Listening To Music Puts You In The Mood

We all know how big of an effect music has on your mood –exhibit a) only listening to Beyoncé's new album for hours, walks into a room a starts throwing shade, yelling things like 'I am the dragon breathing fire, beautiful man, I'm the lion!'. This is just as true for your workout, music can put you in a place that will make you push harder and go longer than ever before. If you don't think so, test it out with 'The Workout' next time you're in the gym, working your way through some serious mood lifters like The Renegade from Friends Within or Tommy Trash's Body Movin.

5. Who Needs A Gym Buddy?

Gym buddies might let you down, music wont. It's sad but true, you can always count on a perfect song to be there to get you through your next workout.

Pre-order The Workout now on iTunes.

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