The idea that music might be able to increase performance and results at the N.F.L. combine might actually be a possibility. More specifically, listening to music over a loud speaker with a high tempo for ten minutes before and during the 225 pound rep max test for an increase rep performance? Researchers have been studying music since its existence because music has been a part of our culture for as long as it has been around. Kalinowska, and Kulak (2010) confirmed that music has a therapeutic quality to humans. It is a common practice for athletes to listen to their own music before competition. Some athletes would call it getting in the zone, or clearing of the mind.What are some of the added benefits of listing to high tempo music before entering a competition and while lifting? (Sherman & Richmond, 2013) found participants that listened to the music selection for 30 sec then attempted to perform a one rep bench max had a 5% increase in weight than the initial one rep max. Each of the participants were in there early twenties and regularly visit the gym 3 or more time per week. By making the participants listen to music via headphones could have affected the internal validity. By allowing the participants to listen to music prior to the multi rep max should show improvements to performance. (Dyer & Mckune, 2013) did find that the high tempo music did increase tension greatly in cyclist riding in a 20k. In this case music does show that it does have a mood effect on the body. Waterhouse, Hudson, and Edwards (2010) found that by using music with a faster tempo increased performance in cyclist riding in a 10k. Increased tempo in music will be a good idea to have in my research project. With the positive results that Waterhous…
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