Jamming Out While Working Out

By Bailey Roden, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

Who doesn’t love music? Music has the power to affect people in ways they don’t even know. Have you ever heard a sad song and started crying? Or what about that ACDC song “Thunderstruck”? That song makes me feel like I can do anything in the world. Music has the power to influence people. I often listen to music while cleaning the house or working with my livestock.

I even listen to music during my workouts! Most people listen to music while working out, that’s why when you walk into the gym almost everyone has headphones in! Do you think the music is helping with their performance during their workout?

You may be listening to music for fun and not realizing the positive effect it has on your work out! According to American College of Cardiology and reported by Study Finds, Texas Tech University conducted an experiment that involved 127 individuals the age of these individuals averaged out to about 53 years old. These people all had similar medical history to provide consistency to the experiment. The people involved were to go through a basic cardiac stress test. Some were given headphones playing upbeat music while others were given nothing. The group listening to the upbeat music was able to go a whole minute longer. Dr. Waseem Shami, MD, a cardiology fellow at the university went on to explain that when doctors suggest exercise they might even suggest listening to music to help enhance your workout capabilities.


We can all relate to that feeling you get towards the end of the work out when you think you can’t go any longer. When in fact if you have that upbeat song whether it’s ACDC or Justin Bieber you can add a whole minute to your workout.


I believe music has this effect because it allows us to get in an unstoppable zone. I know when I’m listening to my favorite song I feel like there isn’t anything I can’t do. Do you have a favorite work out song? Or a favorite workout routine? Let us know in the comments!


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