Just wondering, among the strength coaches out there, and more specifically, those who work with WHOLE TEAMS in the collegiate setting (only because training individuals even in a strength coach capacity is a different animal in so many ways), about music in your weight rooms.
Research definitely indicates the positive effect music can have on energy in the gym, but because music tastes vary so widely and are very individual, choosing music in a TEAM room is an interesting consideration. It is very difficult even in my HOME to get a consensus on music, and all my kids were raised under the same roof! Go to any public gym facility and patrons are always requesting “a different radio station, louder, softer…”.
I’ve seen weight rooms with big screens, which seems to indicate no music. Team sizes vary. Square footage varies. With so many variables, where does music fit or not fit in you training sessions?
So, question #1 – DO the collegiate team strength coaches play music?
#2 – If so, what kind? Who chooses?
#3 – How do you feel it affects your athletes’ training?
#4 – How do you feel it affects your coaching?
#5 – If not, why not?
#6 – What are the perceive advantages or disadvantages in your particular weight rooms?
#7 – Is it a personal choice, a scientific choice, a matter of supervision, a facility size issue….?
Looking forward to thoughts on the topic.