Knees Weak? Arms Heavy? You’ll feel better on Slim Shady
Step away from the protein shake, people. If you’re trying to reach a PB on that ‘8-mile’ run — or any other activity, really, we just ~had~ to get that reference in — turns out that listening to Eminem will scientifically boost your performance by up to 10 per cent.
UK researchers put British swimmer Ben Hooper to the test for 3 months, studying the physiological effects various music genres had on his performance in the lead-up to a 3,200km cross-Atlantic swim.
No surprises really to anyone who has absolutely crushed on the cross-trainer listening to ‘lose yourself’ *tuuuuune* — this Eminem track as well as ‘Without Me’, proved to increase power and endurance during intense activity.
EMINEM - LOSE YOURSELF
Ahh, that's the stuff.
According to the study, music from The Script and Swedish House Mafia also proved to be beneficial.
An actual revelation in the study came from lead researcher and sports psychologist Richard Collins who concluded that emotional lyrics had a bigger effect over the tempo and rhythm of a song combined. Um, would you care to explain S Club 7’s ‘Don’t Stop’ then, Richard?
You'll also find this story on Music Insight.