Try this to improve the quality of your workout.

A mate of mine is a long-distance runner who loves to tackle ultra distances. In his own words – he doesn’t suffer from insanity, he enjoys every minute!

On one cracker 90km event, part of his race plan included leaving music headphones, loaded with an upbeat motivational playlist, at the 60km seconding table. He knew he was going to endure a lot of pain and fatigue over the last 30km so he used the music to distract him and let his mind zone in on the tunes. This helped him keep a good running rythm and literally tricked his mind into NOT focusing on the pain messages being sent from his muscles. He ended up finishing in a great time and more importantly, a great mood!

While long-distance running is extreme, the same tactic can be used for any exercise regimen. Music and training go well together and can help us get “in the zone” and train harder, for longer.

We all have days when we find it tough to get motivated to workout. This is where music can help. Put together a set that includes songs with an upbeat tempo, songs that evoke feelings of happiness and songs that make you want to dance! Then, the next time you’re sweating it out, use the music to inspire you.

We’ve teamed up again with our mates at Aussie headphone brand Audiofly and are giving away 10 pairs of their brand new AF100W MK2 wireless Bluetooth headphones worth $179. With a dual membrane microdriver, a secured performance-ready design, water-resistance level of IPX-5 and playtime of up to 8 hours, the AF100W MK2 is a fitness game-changer!

To win one for yourself and one for that special someone in your life, follow @therobardsmethod and @audioflyheadphones where we’ll let you know how to enter. Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day! Terms and conditions apply *

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