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Let the beat of the music maximise your training

Costas Karageorghis is a jazz musician, a former athlete and researcher. He has been involved in music and sports since some 20 years. Costas performed several studies revealing that music can enhance your performance when training. What matters is the beat of the song! The relationship between heart rate and music preference is key to maximising the psychological benefits of music.

Dr Costas Karageorghis is active at School of Sport and Education at Brunel University in London. He is a reader in sport psychology and has an international reputation for his research into the psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music.
Costas performed several studies revealing that music can enhance your performance when training. Music makes physical training more pleasant. It is the beat of the song that counts! A song shall have a bpm (beats per minute) of approximately 5 bpm faster than your pulse.
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