All you need to pump yourself up on a bad day is good music. The same applies when you’re working out. Even on your worst days – when you are in no mood to hit the gym – putting on your headphones and jamming out to some music will get your adrenaline pumping for sure. That’s why most fitness enthusiasts swear by the benefits of music. Even healthcare experts suggest that listening to music will help enhance your workout capabilities.
Vlogger Rahul Kumar through his YouTube channel ‘Fitness Dance with Rahul’, is able to make many people stay fit at home through his dance fitness workout videos. Several viral fitness videos also see people listening to music like ‘Gangnam Style’ during their workout sessions.
Even fitness trainers highlight the benefits of music while hitting the gym. “Upbeat music be it Bollywood, hip-hop, pop or even rap music, it definitely helps a lot when you’re working out. I suggest most of my clients to listen to music when they’re exercising. When you feel like giving up, listening to a peppy track will surely extend your workout session for a longer time,” shares Rasheed Khan, celebrity fitness trainer and coach at Raw Fitness in the city.
With music, exercise feels easier and more pleasurable letting you to push your limits compared to when you’re working out in silence. Model and fitness freak Akshay Neelakantam says that he can synchronise his workout movements with the music he’s listening to. “I cannot work out without music – I have a playlist on YouTube which I listen to every day in the morning during my sessions. I listen to any kind of upbeat music, soothing and romantic songs don’t help,” shares Akshay.
Ayeesha Farheen, a nutritionist from the city, is also someone who cannot do simple workouts or even clean the house without having her earpods on. “I don’t feel the stress of getting work done when I am listening to some funky Bollywood music. It motivates me and gets me in the right mood – I finish my work in time as well. My mom always wonders why I have earpods on when I am cleaning my room or doing some other chores at home – but trust me it helps!” she says.
“Good as Hell,” by Lizzo
“All the Stars,” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Goosebumps’, Travis Scott, HVME
“Physical,” by Dua Lipa
“Be Like Me,” by Lil Pump and Lil Wayne
“FU,” by Miley Cyrus and French Montana
“Survivor,” by Destiny’s Child and Da Brat
“Dumb Blonde,” by Avril Lavigne and Nicki Minaj
“Rockstar,” Post Malone