03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Athletes Perform Up To 20% Better When Listening To Music...

LISTENING to a fist-pumping rock song may appear no more than a welcome distraction from aching muscles on a jog round the park or a trip to the gym. But it could also significantly enhance performance.

Three studies on the effects of music on athletic ability, which have been accepted for publication in journals next year, show that James Brown, Steppenwolf or even Vivaldi can make you quicker, stronger and more focused during sport.

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