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The Psychology of Effective Workout Music

The Psychology of Effective Workout Music | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it
New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist

Selecting the most effective workout music is not as simple as queuing up a series of fast, high-energy songs. One should also consider the memories, emotions and associations that different songs evoke. For some people, the extent to which they identify with the singer's emotional state and viewpoint determines how motivated they feel. And, in some cases, the rhythms of the underlying melody may not be as important as the cadence of the lyrics. In recent years some researchers and companies have experimented with new ways to motivate exercisers through their ears, such as a smartphone app that guides the listener's escape from zombies in a postapocalyptic world and a device that selects songs based on a runner's heart rate


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
Simranjot S. Josan's insight:

After reading this article, I have thought about changing my workout music to more motivatoinal music such as rap or hip-hop when lifting and then house music or fast pased music when running. This could help push me when I am tired after a workout and I need to run. 

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, March 24, 2013 12:35 PM

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The human brain may have evolved with the expectation that, wherever there is music, there is movement...Maybe the brain remembers it that way.

I personally think the distraction is a big contributor to the benefit listening provides to getting through a workout.  An audio-book serves this purpose and has no rhythm you can dance to.

 

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Rachel VanHorne's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:00 PM

There are many times that I don't feel like working out on certain days because I have too much to get done before I go to bed or I'm just feeling drowsy and not in the mood. But I find that music often encourages me to keep exercising for at least over 30 minutes. Music distracts the mind from pain or fatigue, and elevates the mood to continue muscle exertion. This article dives into the reasons for why music makes us feel so good when working out and also suggests types of music to listen to in order to increase the amount of time spend working out and the force exerted as well. It suggests high energy songs, as well as songs that evoke memories, emotions, and associations with the song. For some people, when they can relate to the singer's lyrics and emotional state, it helps pump them up and increase workout efficiencies. When I work out, I usually just play any song with a pumping beat, and don't pay attention very much to its lyrics. But I often get tired of the same type of beat over and over. So now I will experiment with songs with lyrics that I can emotionally connect with, which may inspire me to workout faster and longer.In recent years some researchers and companies have experimented with new ways to motivate exercisers through their ears, such as a smartphone app that guides the listener's escape from zombies in a postapocalyptic world and a device that selects songs based on a runner's heart rate. Checking out these new devices and apps will encourage my workouts to be more fun to look forward to and efficient. This way, I won't procrastinate as much as I used to on working out and will find it as an entertaining escape from the rest of my events in my life.

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The 10 Commandments of Muscle Building Nutrition!

The 10 Commandments of Muscle Building Nutrition! | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it
The general muscle building nutrition guide is an article aimed to show you the basics of good nutrition for building muscle, looking good, feeling and having lots of energy.
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How could we forget about the 10 commandments of muslce building nutrition! It is probably the most important part besides the workouts that you are doing at the gym. The rules are simple. 

1) Eat atleast 6 quality small meals per day (to increase metabolism)

2) Eat protein and complex carbs in every meal to have healthy diet because carbs are also needed (try to include atlease 30 grams of protein)

3) Use supplements. I prefer preworkout supplements so the nyou get pumped up and have a great intense workout and stay focused

4) Simply AVOID SODA! 

5) Stay away from fat but not "bad" fat. Some healthy fat is found in in olive oil, peanut butter and fish. So no junk food!

6) One mistake I used to take is go to the gym with an empty stomach. That is very bad and you should have a small meal that contains a good portion of carbs and protein about 30-60 minutes before you workout.

7) It is very crucial that you have a good after workout meal or shake because after a workout your body absolutely needs nutrients. A shake with lots of carbs and protein is important for an insulin spike that will release a growth hormone. Then a meal is good within 60minutes of training.

8) Drink lots of water! Consistensy is key.

9) NO snacks. Snacks have lots of sugar and all that bad stuff you don't want.

10) Last but not least, Never stay hungry. Whenever you are hungry eat something healthy. This is important because it won't let your body burn muscle but instead build it and also help speed up your metabolism. 

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Bodybuilding.com - Not All Cardio Is Created Equal!

Performing cardio at a fat burning rate is much more beneficial to your body both physically and mentally. Everyone should do cardiovascular training because it is great for your health and, most of all, builds character.
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The constant battle of body building for most people is to burn fat without burning away their muscle. In this article I read some interesting tips to help me with that issue. When I first started working out, I made the mistake of jumping on the tredmil and running for about 30 minutes at high intensity which means a state where you are unable to talk. That is good to lose weight but absolutely terrible when trying to build muscle. The article explains: in order to get the best out of your cardio workout, one must stay in their target heart rate. One method is to take 220 and minus your age and multiple it with .75 or .80 so then you can kno to run within 75% or 80% or your max heart rate, giving you the target heart rate. The easiest tip was to workout with a partner or a good friend so you are able to talk while you are doing cardio workouts. If you can talk easily then you are not working out hard enough but if you can talk but are not extremely out of breath then thats the target heart rate. It's pretty easy, all you have to remember is to be able to workout cardio without being extermely out of breath and to also keep the cardio workouts from 30-40 minutes. 

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Pull-Ups | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it

Gaining the ability to do a full set of beautiful pull-ups is the dream of gym buffs everywhere, but many continue to struggle with this notoriously difficult upper-body exercise.


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When it comes to pull ups, it's always easier for the skinnier people to do but when it comes to the bigger guys it's always a challenge. This article gives great advice on how to solve that very problem. The key is actually to work your way up. The article suggest sfor start off by training the muscles with other free wiehgts first then start with resistance bands that support your knees, kind of acting like an assistant pull-up machine because it is easier to lower your own body weight than to lift it. "Negatives" are basically the opposite of the original workout. So instead ot lifting yuorself, you would use a chair or some sort of support to lift yourself up and then you would lower yourself without the support. Then you could do chin ups, just pull ups to your chin and using an underhanded grip to allow greater use of your biceps. Then after those steps, the article states how to correct your form by practicing and then you're on track to improving your pull-ups!

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Muscle Confusion Training Protocol - Dane_Fletcher's BodyBlog at Bodybuilding.com

Muscle Confusion Training Protocol - Dane_Fletcher's BodyBlog at Bodybuilding.com | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it
Read Dane_Fletcher's BodyBlog post Muscle Confusion Training Protocol at Bodybuilding.com and stay up to date with what's going on in the worlds largest fitness community
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As I read this article I learned that when it comes to weight lifting, muslce-adaptation is your arch enemy. One way to prevent that you can use a workout method called Muscle Confusion training. "Most trainers will develop a 4 or 5 day training protocol that they are comfortable with, and they will use it for 10 or 15 years straight! Every major body part (chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs) will have their own day, usually in this order. It’s no wonder we see some guys in the gym, year after year, who never seem to be able to make gains." To see results within months rather than years, muscle confusion is most recomended by trainors. Most trainors have been personally using muslce confusion for 15 years even! 

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The Psychology of Effective Workout Music

The Psychology of Effective Workout Music | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it
New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist

Selecting the most effective workout music is not as simple as queuing up a series of fast, high-energy songs. One should also consider the memories, emotions and associations that different songs evoke. For some people, the extent to which they identify with the singer's emotional state and viewpoint determines how motivated they feel. And, in some cases, the rhythms of the underlying melody may not be as important as the cadence of the lyrics. In recent years some researchers and companies have experimented with new ways to motivate exercisers through their ears, such as a smartphone app that guides the listener's escape from zombies in a postapocalyptic world and a device that selects songs based on a runner's heart rate


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
Simranjot S. Josan's insight:

After reading this article, I have thought about changing my workout music to more motivatoinal music such as rap or hip-hop when lifting and then house music or fast pased music when running. This could help push me when I am tired after a workout and I need to run. 

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, March 24, 2013 12:35 PM

Best line forom article:

The human brain may have evolved with the expectation that, wherever there is music, there is movement...Maybe the brain remembers it that way.

I personally think the distraction is a big contributor to the benefit listening provides to getting through a workout.  An audio-book serves this purpose and has no rhythm you can dance to.

 

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Rachel VanHorne's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:00 PM

There are many times that I don't feel like working out on certain days because I have too much to get done before I go to bed or I'm just feeling drowsy and not in the mood. But I find that music often encourages me to keep exercising for at least over 30 minutes. Music distracts the mind from pain or fatigue, and elevates the mood to continue muscle exertion. This article dives into the reasons for why music makes us feel so good when working out and also suggests types of music to listen to in order to increase the amount of time spend working out and the force exerted as well. It suggests high energy songs, as well as songs that evoke memories, emotions, and associations with the song. For some people, when they can relate to the singer's lyrics and emotional state, it helps pump them up and increase workout efficiencies. When I work out, I usually just play any song with a pumping beat, and don't pay attention very much to its lyrics. But I often get tired of the same type of beat over and over. So now I will experiment with songs with lyrics that I can emotionally connect with, which may inspire me to workout faster and longer.In recent years some researchers and companies have experimented with new ways to motivate exercisers through their ears, such as a smartphone app that guides the listener's escape from zombies in a postapocalyptic world and a device that selects songs based on a runner's heart rate. Checking out these new devices and apps will encourage my workouts to be more fun to look forward to and efficient. This way, I won't procrastinate as much as I used to on working out and will find it as an entertaining escape from the rest of my events in my life.

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20 Super Foods You Need to Build Muscle & Lose Fat | StrongLifts

To build muscle & lose fat, you need a variety of proteins, veggies, fruits, carbs, and healthy fats. Here are the 20 best foods to build muscle & lose fat.
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Ever confused on which foods contain good protien or which foods are the best for your muscles? I have the same problem! Here is an excellent article that I read to help decide what to include into my diet. Here are some examples: "Whole Eggs, Fish Oil, Wild Salmon, Mixed Nuts, Red Meat, Spinach etc." I learned a lot from this article and i'm glad I came across it. Before, just like every other person that works out, I would throw away the yolk and just eat the egg whites. However, this article gives 3 pieces of evidence (book links in article) and it states that the yolk's cholestorol is dietary cholesterol and it isn't bound to blood cholesterol. Also I learned a very interesting fact about spinach as well! Spinach is one of the most alkaline foods and it prevents muscle and bone loss. Therefore I have to include lots of spinach in my foods to prevent muscle loss and lose body fat percentage at the same time. In conclusion of this article, eat proteins, veggies, fruits & fats every 3 hours. 2 cups water with each meal. Carbs post workout only. Junk food only 10% of the time. 

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16 Tips to Triple Your Workout Effectiveness : zenhabits

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While reading many ariticle online, that give general tips for working out, I have came to a similar result to which this article portrays best. People tend to workout too much and just overtrain their bodyies and that leads to poor lifting later that week. The best way is to limit workouts to around 40 minutes. It is important that in these 40minutes you are doing "high intensity" workouts. Which means that you should only take minimum breaks. Also a very important factor for muscle repair is protien fror their muscles. Whey or soy protein shakes are recommended. It is very important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water throughout the day as well and to watch the carbs you eat and keep it low. Another important tip that I read in this article was to lift weights slowly to maximize result and to also have one set to failure. 

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Men's Fitness - Training - Big Arms in 3 Moves

Men's Fitness - Training - Big Arms in 3 Moves | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it

Via Alexander Babich
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One of many people's goals for working out, is to simply get big massive looking arms. In This article it explains some great tips for making ur triceps (back of your arm) bigger and then the bicep (front of your arm bigger.) I can recognize some of the workouts because I can tell by reading this article that the low rep workouts are usually done with heavy weights, which ultimately makes your muscle bigger. However one may notice that after a couple days the muscle doesnt seem as big anymore. That is why it is necessary to also incorporate a low weight workout with many reps. This article is great for that because it includes both of those workouts which will ultimately result with bigger looking arms. 

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Best Weight Loss Tips And Diets

Best Weight Loss Tips And Diets | Healthy Lifestyle Living | Scoop.it
Best weight loss tips and diets have shared here below, which will be definitely help you in sheds your weight and give you smart and healthy look.See below

Via Syed Zada
Simranjot S. Josan's insight:

After reading the FULL article, I have learned which foods to avoid such as fast food, ofcourse, and other sugary drinks such as soda. I liked the ideas on eating vegetables and fruits but what intreged me was that just by having a glass of water before a drink can help you lose weight! In addition to this diet I would like to add more protien intake because that is very crucial and important for weight training. 

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