Trance music is the best genre to work out to, says new study
We all know it, but a new study reveals that Trance music is the best gene to work out to.
Athletics trainer, David Siik of Equinox, has conducted a new study that proves that Trance music is the ideal music to listen to while working out.
Through running the club’s elite treadmill program, Siik did research on the Mozart Effect.
The Mozart Effect is a 1991 study by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis that shows how listening to Mozart’s music had healing effects on the brain.
“Here’s the thing about the Mozart Effect,” Siik told Billboard. “It’s just the belief that by listening to Mozart as opposed to other types of music, especially lyrical music, you tend to perform better in testing like IQ tests, cognitive tests, reading tests.”
Siik then conducted his own test that relates trance from the likes of Armin Van Buuren and Radio 6 to exercise.
The entrancing state of trance
“I looked at the Mozart Effect as a starting point but I was never planning on playing Mozart in the class,” he said. “All that means is the choice between lyrical music versus non-lyrical music affects the brain and your motivation and feelings. It’s been studied for a long time but it hasn’t really been applied to fitness.
“I found that the most robust library falls with the hi-energy/trance music, which is perfect because trance by its very nature has a lot of patternation in its notes.”
The crux is that athletes can concentrate better when listening to music without lyrics.
When going for a casual run with no decisions, you can listen to any music you like i.e. lyrical songs.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a bit of a challenge and want a sense of structure, trance music will take your workout to the next level.
After all, we do dance for hours on end to these repetitive nuggets of trance gold, so applying it to a workout seems natural.
So rave your way to fitness with trance music. 🙂