anyone get better mind muscle connection while listening to classical music?
- 06-11-2012, 05:24 AM
- 06-11-2012, 07:48 AM
Nope. Jock Rock only. Give me some Slipknot of 5FDP for lifting, which is funny because I don't listen to that much outside the gym.
Machine Head too, but I love them all around.Improve or die trying.
- 06-11-2012, 11:38 AM
06-11-2012, 02:39 PM
06-12-2012, 10:03 AM
06-12-2012, 07:24 PM
I prefer being psyched up. I also prefer classical music. Strongly disagree with the notion that classical music cannot psyche you up.
Don't want to go into a long post here, but if anyone wants suggestion as to what they might enjoy listening to during lifting from a classical-perspective, I'm all for offering some up I just graduated in May with my Bachelor's of Music with an interest in theory, particularly the Romantic era of music (1800-1890). I switch between classical music and punk (broad scope, I know) depending on how I feel on a certain day, but I've definitely had some benchmark workouts listening to classical.
Just to start the discussion (will probably end quickly), I find that string quartets are particularly condusive to lifting...I think a lot of it has to do with how specifically composers have to treat texture when they only have 4 instruments which always must support each other to work with. Notable quartets I work out to on a semi-regular basis: Ravel's F-Major String Quartet; Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C#-Minor; Schubert's String Quartet No. 15 in G Major.
Ravel is from the impressionist era, but both Beethoven and Schubert are romantic era. The C#-Minor Quartet is actually the most dissonant that exists within the romantic era (despite being composed pretty early on), so its ridiculous chromaticism and modulation lend to a really good lifting session. Schubert actually composed his 15th as a reaction to hearing Beethoven's 14th, so it makes sense that I enjoy that one as well lol. Finally, Ravel's just has great themes for lifting. The climax in the first movement would be my go-to for setting deadlift PRs (if you're into that sort of thing), and the pizzicato of the second movement is just enjoyable to listen to. Third movement is a bit of a somber guy (and long), but the fourth is ridiculously intense, and a great finisher for a workout:
I'm also a HUGE fan of symphonies, so if anyone would like recommendations towards those I'd be more than willing. Usually I'd make a gigantic post with all of my favorites that I've studies over the last four years, but I feel like if there's no real interest, I'll be wasting my time a bit lol.
Forever the only music major on AnabolicMinds
06-13-2012, 08:11 AM
I'll have to try it out and see.
Usually train in silence.
06-14-2012, 09:33 AM
my mp3 is full of metal,slayer,over kill,priest, some times that dosen't work, for what ever reason. grateful dead is my band. i put on some dead and i just feel really clear.....yeah...i dont get it eather.
06-14-2012, 09:38 AM
06-14-2012, 05:12 PM
06-14-2012, 06:11 PM
06-15-2012, 10:23 AM
06-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Well technically not classical, this ALWAYS fires me up.
Though in most cases, it's progressive trance for me, just the right bpm for steady state cardio.
Can't be burning off that muscle after all.
Edit - Can't post links, just look for this on YouTube.
Epic Music Mix IV - Two Steps From Hell
06-15-2012, 02:51 PM
TSFH, Immediate, and Mark Petrie.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-15-2012, 04:46 PM
06-15-2012, 04:49 PM
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