Can Making Music Boost Your Workout?

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Dumbells in a fitness club.

We all know that music is good for a workout. But did you know that science has proven it? What’s more, a new study finds that making music, not just listening to it, makes exercising easier and more effective. The New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds discusses her recent article, "How Music Can Boost Our Workouts."

Below, watch neuroscientist Dr. Tom Fritz make music while exercising on the machines he outfitted for his study.

 

Stepper, Tower and Stomach Trainer (close up) from Ben Van den Berghe on Vimeo.