Can music help you run faster? We asked a sports psychologist for the answer-

Can music help you run faster? We asked a sports psychologist for the answer-

Music’s ability to positively affect mood is upheld by science. (We performed an experiment with Beyoncé on our Jambox just to be sure). But when it comes to running, is it better to pump up the beats or move to straight silence? Women’s Running checked in with Dr. Costas Karageorghis, author of Inside Sport Psychology , a new book which covers this very topic, to gain some definitive answers regarding music and running performance. Women’s Running: We’ve heard music can help you run faster—is that true? Dr. Costas Karageorghis: Under certain circumstances, music can, in fact, help you run faster. The way music can be used most effectively is in a synchronous mode. This means that you synchronize your stride to the rhythm in order to gain a performance-enhancing effect. WR: How can beats benefit runners? CK: Our studies have shown that music can help running performance on...

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