There is no worse feeling than turning up for an interval session on the Versaclimber without any headphones. A close second is having to actually talk to someone in the weights section.
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Headphones aren’t just for the socially awkward, either. Researchers at Brunel University in London have revealed that listening to music while you’re working out could make your deadlifts more enjoyable.
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Your performance can improve, too. Studies have shown that listening to a tune perfectly matched to a certain type of exercise will improve motivation. Researchers at York St John University also discovered that athletes who were given ‘invigorating’ personal music were able to lift more than those exercising to an ambient, ‘piped-in’ soundtrack. Test subjects using headphones held a dumbbell in front of themselves for 10 per cent longer than those without.
So, whether you’ve lost yours, can’t untangle the wires or are simply looking for something new, here’s the latest and greatest models that are available on Black Friday.