Training music can be crucial to people.
On a personal note it’s not something I’ve ever really used or needed.
It can have a great place to help people get into the zone.
The emotion it can invoke will help many power through a great many things, and in that sense music is truly a blessed thing, a real gift in our time.
Typically I will listen to something while writing, and it can vary from classic 8bit retro game tunes to original songs by some of the best people some have never heard of.
This is currently one of my favourite songs for an example –
^ Divided, well worth checking them out.
We can often find a music for every occasion, every situation and feeling we possess.
One reason I admittedly don’t use it in training is because of preference as if that is needed to get into the zone then it may become relied upon and if that happens in competition or game day then things could go tits up.Being able to turn it on and off with nothing more than one subtle anchor that only you know about is a skill not many possess.
All too often these days people need specific music, their pre-workout exactly 17min before training along with a specific bench/bar and place in the gym. Disrupt any of those and their session goes tits up.
So while such things are great additions, we must be careful not to allow them to become something we are reliant on.
How easy do you find it to get into a state of flow?
Please do leave your thoughts below.