Trampoline fitness tips to keep you motivated
Want to up the ante on your early morning training session, but not feeling all that pumped? The problem could lie with your choice of motivational music. Earlier this year, we gave you a list of '5 Hot Jump Songs' to put a spring back in your step in time for the holidays. However, the bitter cold weather so many of us have endured of late is not helping our bouncers stick to their fitness routines. With that in mind, Jump Nation has put together a guide for selecting music that keeps you moving, regardless of the climate.
Match music to your pace
If you feel like your movements are in sync with your tunes, you're on to a winner. It makes sense that you won't work as hard if your playlist is crammed with songs designed to lull you to sleep, but songs that exceed your go-to pace will cause you to push yourself more than you're ready for, causing you to hit the wall. Start by scanning the music chart for upbeat songs that have you tapping your feet uncontrollably. These are the ones you should to compile into a list for your next workout session; they are sure to increase your movements at a pace that compliments your music choice.
It is proven that listening to your favourite songs boosts the levels of the feel-good hormone dopamine. The same hormone motivates you to move around and get excited, which is exactly what you need post workout. It goes without saying that your favourite music will put a smile on your face and lighten the mood, no matter what you're doing. Just anticipating hearing a song you like sets off that feeling which is sure to put you in a better frame of mind. Stock your playlist with songs that give off positive vibes and a good workout is sure to follow.
Don't forget pre-workout
It's all too easy to focus on the challenge that lies ahead, while neglecting pre-workout motivation. The songs with faster tempos and higher volumes are attention grabbing and help you wake up in time for your workout. What does this mean for you: Despite not actually exercising (yet), it can give you the boost needed to get moving. On the way to the gym, switch up that radio and get ready for a toe tapping journey.
Getting the tracks in order
When thinking about what music to add to your fitness playlist, it's worth considering the order in which they appear. On the IPod it lets you assign a high-tempo track "power track" to the start of your workout and when you're coming to the end. The idea is to give you a boost when you need it most. If you're dealing with an uphill struggle and want additional motivation as you hit your workout peak, you might want to high tempo songs for those moments instead. Think about your exercise type and when you need those "power songs" so you can build a playlist that best suits you.
As always, we love hearing your suggestions. Have you got any tips for building the perfect fitness playlist? Let's hear them in the comments bellow, and we'll be sure to see you at Jump Nation as you bounce along to your favourite tunes.
2015-09-28T13:50:23.0000000+01:00 Published by Jump Nation on September 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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