Athletes seeking an edge over the competition may want to add a new weapon to their arsenal – music.
Combining contemporary research, evidence-based practice, and specific recommendations, the forthcoming Applying Music in Exercise and Sport (Human Kinetics, August 2016) explores the psychological and physiological effects of music while demonstrating how to apply scientific principles to personal workouts, group exercise classes, and both individual and team sport settings.
Globally known authority and author Costas I. Karageorghis draws from contemporary research in an emerging field of academic study, exploring the application of music in the domain of exercise and sport. Respected psychologist and consultant for major organizations such as British Athletics, England Rugby, Nike, Red Bull, Spotify, IMG, Sony, and Universal Music, Karageorghis incorporates his unique experiences as a performer, researcher, and practitioner in music and sport to explain how music can play an important role in enhancing the experience of exercisers and athletes.
Though Applying Music in Exercise and Sport is grounded in scientific research, content is presented in a way that is easy to comprehend and apply. Readers will find tools such as these:
Recommended playlists for a variety of exercise- and sport-specific settings that provide a guide to selecting and segueing music tracks
Tip boxes that help readers determine which track to play to promote or suppress certain emotions
Case studies that illustrate the process of identifying a goal, selecting an appropriate music program, and evaluating outcomes