Does classical music help development in athletes?

Does classical music help development in athletes?


norman lebrecht

March 18, 2023

This assessment is worth a glance:

Some may think of classical musical as a way to help athletes develop and improve their performance, but others think classical music performers themselves are athletes. Their body is the tool that enables them to perform, and if for some reason their body fails them, they can’t just call a time out in the middle of a symphony. The show must go on…

If you practise a sport and have reached a plateau, trying out some classical music while you practise could be the way to smash through that barrier and take your performance to a higher level..

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  • TruthHurts says:

    It definitely helps: Muhammad Ali listened to Verdi operas before every fight. And LeBron James studies recits in Le nozze di Figaro… just two of many examples.