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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.