So, what does your workout music playlist look like? Is it full of nice relaxing songs that sooth your nerves? Probably not, but I’ve heard some people say it is.
How about the other side? Is your workout music playlist full of songs that are overaggressive? Most weightlifters don’t realize that there actually is such a thing as a workout music playlist that is way too aggressive.
They would insist that the more aggressive, the better. However, I’d like to explore the idea that a workout music playlist that is extremely aggressive may not be the most effective, or healthy for your weight lifting workout.
But first, let’s discuss one of the biggest things that sets weightlifters and bodybuilders back, and slows down there progress.
A few years ago, I had a buddy in the gym who was very strong. The problem was that his muscles were strong, but his joints weren’t. He didn’t seem to notice, or even care.
Well, as you can imagine, he was always injuring himself. One week he tore a pectoral muscle, the next week a bicep, and the following week a quadricep, then a tricep. Then after all of that, he repeated the same cycle again!
This went on for years.
Now I know some of you are crying “oh he must have used terrible form!” (Sidenote: I think it is interesting how it is always the puny small guys crying about the big guy’s form, but anyway.)
However, you are wrong. This guy had great form, and I often had him critique and help me develop my own form.
He had great form, until he packed his weightlifting workout music playlist full of some of the most crazy, aggressive songs I’ve ever heard. Once he put those headphones on and got overly hyped, his form totally fell apart, and it wasn’t long before he injured himself.
Injuries are pretty much the number one cause of muscle development setbacks. Usually when it happens, it can put you on the sidelines for weeks when it comes to training that body part.
When I began developing Music for Muscles, I put many different types of songs to the test.
Honestly, I had some songs that were much more aggressive, but they became a distraction and caused my friends who tested it, and my own form to fall apart. For this reason, I did not include these songs on the first volume of Music for Muscles workout music playlist.
I only included the songs that were the most effective in terms of motivation to give it all you’ve got in the gym when it comes to lifting weights, without sacrificing focus.
A great workout music playlist should consist of good workout songs that increase focus and energy, not take it away. Some people’s workout music playlist is so over the top that they get tired before they even pick up a weight!
So take an honest look at your workout music playlist. Is it causing your more trouble than you may realize? Is it relevant to your training? Does it have the potential to distract you?
Don’t confuse your favorite recreational music for the best weight lifting workout music playlist.
Download a workout music playlist filled with songs created specifically and exclusively for listening to while lifting weights. As a matter of fact, download a FREE weightlifting song right now by visiting www.MusicForMuscles.com so that you can Make Your NEXT Workout Your BEST Workout!
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