As a continuation of Mental 15– something to think about.
A great Crossfit coach and even better athlete, Josh Everett, said something to the effect of:
“If you need music to motivate you to train, you should find something else to do.”
While I agree with the idea behind what I think he meant, I disagree completely with how it was said.
I appreciate that it was said, though, because it made me think.
Can I train without music? Yes.
Do I enjoy it as much? No.
Are there days when my body and brain are beat down, and unless the right music is playing, I am useless?
There are songs in this world that I am pretty sure could wake me from the dead with their power… so getting me through a 20-some-odd minute workout? No problem.
I am stronger and a better athlete because of music.