Music affects how our body functions while we’re exercising. In one academic study from Athletic Insight, The Journal of Sports Psychology, a boxer who disliked standard relaxation music but listened to music to relax between training sessions. After discovering what music he found relaxing, the study developed a bespoke mix that worked for him. Building towards a competition, music was used as the trigger the right states of mind. Two hours before his competition a calming and relaxing music was played, which became more upbeat around 90 minutes before competition. when the boxer was 45 minutes away from the ring, and started both physically and psychologically warming up, the music amped up the beats and ultimately became more motivational.