Running, Rehab Improve with the Right Beat
Runners can best improve their performance with motivating music that has a clear and constant beat. With a stable sound rhythm the pace of runners becomes more regular and they therefore run more efficiently. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) researcher Melvyn Roerdink published these findings in the open access journal PLoS ONE. These insights can also help to improve rehabilitation methods.
Roerdink’s students Robert Jan Bood and Marijn Nijssen let 19 recreational runners run on a treadmill on three different days until they were exhausted. The students investigated the differences between running without sound, running to a constant sound rhythm (metronome) and running to motivating music (songs from the Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and DJ Tiësto).
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