5 Reasons Why Music Is The Best Training Buddy – UA Headphones Wireless Review

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It is incredibly difficult to get a training buddy due to everyone’s hectic schedules, work and family commitments. We usually end up training alone and stopping our training pre-maturely without exploring our full potential. In recent years, I had turned to Music as my training buddy and it had become my best training buddy who is always “on” with a press of a button.

Here are my top 5 reasons why Music is my top buddy choice.

Music distracts me and makes me less aware of my physical exertion.
With music going on in the background. I tend to focus on the beat and forgotten about the side stitch or the muscle ache after my 6th rep.

The beat of the music motivates.
The more upbeat the music, the more motivating it is. For me, a music with 120bpm works best!

Music zones me out.
Music puts my body into the “flight” zone. It is like the “Rocky” movie, when the music comes on, your body know is “flight” time!

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The beat keeps me in pace.
The beat of the music during training is important for me. It sets the pace of my training.

Music puts me in the mood.
Lastly, due to our hectic schedules, you are not always in the mood for physical exertion but you know exercising is going to help you in de-stressing. This is when Music comes into “play”, putting me in the mood and cutting me off from all the excuses not to start working out.

This is why it is exceptionally important to get a good headphones to make sure your training buddy delivers its performance. As an active user, it is essential that the headphones deliver its performance in terms of fit, music quality and ease of use/durability! JBL Under Armour Headphones is one of the sports headphones out there that had gotten both mine and my “training buddy’s” attention!

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Fit
The headphones come with 2 sizes of ergonomic ear tips, making it possible to customize the fit of the earphone. On top of that, it comes with a twist lock function that gets activated with a slight stretch of the attached enhancers. This earphone prevents my training buddy from being cut off due to the ear piece falling out. A good fit also prevents a reservoir forming in your ear due to sweat collecting in the space in between, we all know this can get quite uncomfortable. It is a premium headphone in the comfort department, but maybe a small room of improvement, to provide one more size for the ear tips!

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After 1 hour of usage, the ear can get slightly sore with the headphones twist locked in, hence probably a size smaller for the Asian market might provide a more comfortable fit!

Music Quality
JBL Sound is a quality that we know we can trust. The bass performance is a pure enjoyment during training, motivating and keeping me in pace, especially during cardio training. The mid and high tones are not any less impressive. We always have the impression that a blue tooth earphones is going to compromise on sound quality over ease of use, but it doesn’t quite apply to this headphones, very minimal loss of sound quality! If you like the feeling of the music blasting in the background of your gym, you are going to like this mobile stereo system that you effortlessly wear in your ear during training!

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Ease of use and Durability
For active users like me, ease of use and durability is important, as we are not going to invest in a good set of premium headphones and change it monthly. I had destroyed a few good sets of earphones prior to this all thanks to my active sweat glands and my messy wire entangling habit. However, the JBL Under Armour headphones had withstand a few good sessions of running and gym workout proving its sweat proof and durable features. The eight hours of battery life after one full charge also means that I only need to recharge it twice a month. This headphone also ensures that you stay connected during your training with the 3 button mic, ensuring that we are still able to pick up that important call when is needed. This headphone had surpasses my expectations in the ease of use and durability department.

One of the quality that I had not mentioned above and subconsciously it had been steering my preference over to this headphones, is the outlook. A sleek design in black and a striking red logo, makes it easy to match with any training gear, subtle but yet attractive. Yes, outlook matters!

Other than the size of the ergonomic ear tips that might be a consideration point for those who wear the earphones for long duration timing, the JBL Under Armour headphones had proven itself to be the best training buddy for your next workout!

This post is written by Jeff, guest contributor for Claudia.sg.

The Brilliant Les Misérables Experience

With only tunes from the score in my head, and zilch background of the show, I entered the theatre and came out a fan. That’s how powerful the performance was. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables just finished its preview performances at Esplanade Theatre with full house and standing ovations. Lucky me got one of the best seats in the house – T15, and I was awed by the details and impeccable transitions from 1815 in Digne to 1832 in Paris.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, Les Misérables is a much-loved blockbuster musical which has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 44 countries and in 22 languages. Les Mis is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.

One of the world’s greatest musicals, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new version of Les Misérables is not to be missed indeed.

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Playing the role of iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star, Simon Gleeson following his recent and prestigious Australian Helpmann Award win for the role. Valjean’s lifelong antagonist Javert is be played by Earl Carpenter, direct from his performance of the role in the Broadway company of Les Misérables, having also played the role in the UK and Toronto. Returning to the international company is Patrice Tipoki as Fantine, who just completed a West End run in the same role. Joining them are musical theatre stars, Cameron Blakely and Helen Walsh as Monsieur and Madame Thenardier, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine, Paul Wilkins as Marius, Emily Langridge as Cosette and Chris Durling as Enjolras who all come directly from performing the show in Manila.

That’s me grinning after the awesome and brilliant performance at the media preview Les Misérables.

With such prolific casts and the breathtaking production, it is nothing less than stunning. Having caught several productions over these years, this is by far the more extraordinary theatrical experience ever! I want to watch it again!

Les Misérables in Singapore
Tue, 31 May – Sun, 17 Jul 2016
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun: 1:30pm & 7pm

At Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Ticket prices range from S$58 to S$228.
Get your tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or call +65 6348 5555.

Music Heals Our Soul and Heart

Everybody likes music. Music works like magic, it can make you feel loved, it can make you cry, and some brings back memories from the past.

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There are some things in life that bring us all together, independently of where we are from. That is for example the case of music. And this is nothing new. Who doesn’t enjoy going to a concert? That feeling of belonging, being part of a crowd that is enjoying the same music as you, singing the same songs, dancing to the same tune. And if you do not know this feeling, there are many ways of fixing it! Stop by Ticketbis and make sure you don’t miss out on any concerts.

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Music has been a part of humanity ever since the beginning when bones where the only way to make sounds, which is why scientists have come up with an explanation. Apparently music makes our brain react; it is literally pleasure to our ears. Many experts have carried out studies in order to find out which part of our brain reacts, how it does so, and the way music therefore makes us feel. And this is something none of us can escape, it is probably the one thing we all have in common, everywhere in the world.

So like I said, music actually does bring us together, it is a way of sharing our emotions and connecting with other people. Music is the one thing that makes us feel the same and be the same. It is the meaning of life with no barriers, because today it is difficult to find a single culture that listens only to its own kind of music.

It plays on the strings of everyone’s hearts.