How music worked in practice: A case study Recent research has seen some creative approaches to developing psychological skills, such as listening to carefully selected music and watching personal motivational videos.
In this article I evaluate these new techniques, explains how they can be assessed and suggests ways in which they can be incorporated into training. Read more
NHS Couch to 5km
Music can help you run more efficiently and for longer, according to research. Sport and exercise expert Professor Andrew Lane talks about music’s performance-enhancing qualities. Read more
Run to the Beat
Andy Lane works with audiofuel to help assess the effects of music designed for running. Read more
A question people ask is how to select music for running. We tested audiofuel vs self-selected music in a recent study. To find out the results
We have also worked with the London Marathon on their webpage "music and motivation". There are a number of articles, audio files, top tips available for free from the website. You don't to be running the marathon to get it. Read more
Using music to help you perform better and feel better
Music use by exercisers and athletes has become commonplace but selection of music is often intuitive rather than scientific. For this reason, sport and exercise scientists have considered the role of evidence-based music prescription for physical activity.
I recently helped write an expert statement for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, an article led by world leading music researcher, Dr Costas Karageorghis.
In the expert statement, we outline the current status of music research,summarise research themes and findings, and conclude with recommendations for practitioners and researchers. This is a comprehensive yet concise review and the best way to gain an idea into scientific findings in this area.
Prof Peter Terry outlines how to use music to motivate and inspire.
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