Music boosting, music doping
1. The first of these is rhythm, because our body adapts to that of the piece we are listening to (especially with regard to the time and speed of our movements);
2. The second is musicality, as a combination of notes and melody;
3. Finally, there are extra music associations, that is to say everything that the music listened to is capable of evoking in the listener.
1.Activate positive mental states;
2. Reduce negative sensations - such as tension and sadness;
3. To change the perception of fatigue, apparently making very long fatigue periods shorter.
According to Karageorghis, music would help to reduce problems such as burning in the legs (in the case of running), excessive heart rate and lactic acid production, ultimately reducing the feeling of fatigue by an estimated 10%.
It is no coincidence that since 2007, the New York Marathon has banned the listening to music during the race, considered as a real doping substance.
App for fitness
Some disciplines have made music the central point of their existence. Among them is Thai Fit: a mix of three martial arts, fitness and, indeed, music. Created to make the practice of some combat sports more attractive (kick boxing and boxing), this discipline has then turned into a real "musical" sport, within which the practice of martial arts is guided by melody, giving rise to a series of combined movements that give rise to real choreography rhythm, with precise gestures, fast and intense (typical of martial arts).
Music & fitness group history
Many of these activities are "free body" activities, such as zumba, indoor cycling, step: disciplines generally accompanied by pop, rock and sometimes metal soundtracks - all genres that tend to cause a rise in heart rate, in parallel with physical effort.
There are also many activities accompanied by music that take place in the water, the best known are aquagym, water fitness and hydrobyke. They are also performed, generally, with the use of pop music, electronic or otherwise high frequency, to stimulate the heartbeat.
Other sports may offer a more varied use of music. In synchronized swimming, for example, the soundtracks used range from classical to hard rock, depending on the feelings that you need to arouse, for artistic purposes, in those who observe the choreography.
Dance, dance, dance
If in sport it is possible to identify the strongest, fastest, most technical, most ingenious athlete, in an exercise of rational analysis based on objective factors, music, on the contrary, it is not possible to provide a unique interpretation
As Baricco says in his "twentieth century": "We played because the ocean is great, and it's afraid, we played because people didn't feel like spending time, and they forgot where it was and who it was. We played to make them dance, because if you dance you can't die, and you feel God.