Listening to music not only helps you in terms of improving your mood during swimming practice, but it can also help aid in preparing your cardiovascular system for certain strokes. Every song promotes a different heart rate, allowing you to have the music cater to your specific strokes. This synchronization also leads to faster stroke rates so that your performance automatically increases with the instrumental assistance. Athletes who practice while listening to music have been scientifically shown to have increased endurance as well.
- An upbeat song with a beats per minute count of 125-140 can increase your motivation.
- Athletes who listen to music as they work out do not perceive exertion as quickly as athlete who work out in silence.
- When you listen to music while you work out, your endurance level can be up to 15 percent higher.
“Balancing intervals and reading clocks may seem like silent activities, but before you label them, check out all the benefits of adding sound to your workout. You may be surprised what good a few of your favorite tunes can do.”