Music Improves Athletic Performance

Forget the drugs; turn up the volume.  According to this L.A. Times story written by Jeannine Stein, music can improve the performance, reduce the pain, and sharpen the focus of athetes. Stein tells us that the way music affects athletic performance begins with the eighth nerve from
the ear, which has two direct tracks: one that involves hearing, and
another that goes straight to the vestibular system, that part of the
cerebellum that manages balance and some motor functions. The same
kinds of messages from the cerebellum that enable us to concentrate
also encourage maximum performance.  And then there are the studies; Stein points to two. One, done two years ago at Acadia
University in Nova Scotia, found that women who listened to music ran a
minute or two longer than those who didn’t. They also adjusted their
strides to run more efficiently, and had lower perceived exertion. Another study, done at Southwestern University in Texas, found that men
cycling at a high intensity were able to exercise longer while
listening to fast-paced music, and even longer while listening to music
they liked. Rock on. Read more.


  1. heyy thats hottt

  2. wow i love bball YeA woopwoop

  3. ivivanls


  4. i am doing a science project it is wanting to know if music affects the free throw percentage of a basketball shooter

  5. im doing this project involving sports in a sociology point of view and im involved in the music section of it.

  6. Put on it, you will tread a splendid tomorrow!

  7. You need to be a part of a contest for one of the best websites on the
    net. I am going to highly recommend this website!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *