The Workout Playlist That Will Make You Faster and Stronger
Find out how listening to different types of music can make you perform better during your workout—and during the rest of your day, as well.
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The Tunes That Will Help You Build Stronger Muscles
Welcome to the gym in your basement! In this corner: The dumbbells. And in this corner: The reigning champion! That's you! If you keep pumping up the bass. In a series of experiments, researchers at Northwestern University found that compared with other types of music (including energetic dance tracks), songs with a strong bass line consistently invoked feelings of power as well as physical and mental strength
. Those feelings of toughness and lemme-at-'em-ness persisted even after the music had stopped.
What to play:
"We Will Rock You
" by Queen; "Get Ready for This
" by 2 Unlimited; "In Da Club
" by 50 Cent.