Our client, the swimmer Ben Hooper, has appeared in a string of national publications today following research conducted on his behalf into music-led performance.
A blast of rap by Eminem was found to boost athletic performance by up to 10 per cent – while Bob Marley was shown to have a negative effect. Eminem’s tracks including ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘Not Afraid’ and ‘Without Me’ were shown to “significantly” increase both power and endurance during periods of prolonged and intense exercise.
Their tempo, rhythm and confrontational lyrics were found to have a “highly motivational edge” that are particularly effective over long distances.
Songs by The Script and by Swedish House Mafia also had a “surprisingly beneficial” effect on perceived levels of fatigue and endurance, a pioneering study at Hartpury University Centre in Gloucestershire revealed.
The study has variously appeared in the Daily Mail, Mirror, SKY News, LBC Radio, Capital FM, BBC and others.