Does listening to music at the gym make you stronger? New study has the answer!

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Is it healthful?

Short ‘n’ healthful:

Just the other day, I wrote a succinct article about a research paper that found listening to fast music to enhance running performance.  Since then, I have been asked multiple times what effect does music have on strength performance?  I informed my radical readers that to date there is no such scientific data on the matter, but I reckon listening to music would help (Aussie English, sorry). Well, like clockwork, a research paper has just been released on the matter.  So, ladies and gentlemen, I ask science this: will listening to music make you more massive, muscular and meaty?

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The study:

The study got a group of 31 youngsters (average age: 25) to perform two resistance training sessions. In the second session the groups were randomly split into two – one group listened to self-selected music while lifting, the other didn’t. Listening to music caused a…

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