Perfect Workout With Technology

Gaming and Entertainment February 4, 2015

Here’s the thing. You may be like many people who are searching for a way to create the perfect workout. Now of course, others curse it and claim it is nothing more than a diperfect workout is a loaded term. But here is what this is all about; its all about the how and when to use music during a workout. Now, do understand this can be a controversial topic; some fitness aficionados swear by it,straction.

What does this science say about using music during a workout? Sadly, at this point the research is inconclusive. Some studies suggest that exercising to music (at least synchronously) helps while other research findings point to the exact opposite. So, that being said, the fact is that at least anecdotally, many fitness buffs swear by the benefits of exercising to music.

If this is you, if you are one of those who would rather exercise to music than not, the next question that pops up is how best to accomplish this. One strategy that works well is to set up your exercise routine so that it is in time (that is, synchronous) to the music. This can be especially helpful with aerobic type exercises such as running or even treadmill type workouts.

How does this work? Take a look at an example from the world of running. The first thing you will want to do is to figure out your stride rate. What is that? Relax, your stride rate is nothing more than the number of steps (strides) you take each minute. Now it goes without saying, but perhaps it is best to go ahead and say it anyway. You want to time your stride rate when you are running (jogging) at a normal comfortable pace. In other words, time yourself as you normally run, not when you are running up or down a hill or sprinting.

Now, you take that number and make note of it. Suppose you figure out that your average normal stride rate is 150 steps per minute. Now, what you want to do is set up a playlist of songs at that rate. You can easily find this sort of information on sites such as SongBPM. Alternatively, as is common nowadays, there really is an App for that. For example, the app, Jog.fm contains a fairly sizable database of popular songs organized by the beats per minute.

Bottom line: yes, you can in fact optimize your workout with technology. A great place to start is with synchronized music as explained above.

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