The Effects of Preferred Music and Its Timing on Performance, Pacing, and Psychophysiological Responses During the 6‐min Test

Jebabli, Nidhal, Zouhal, Hassane, Boullosa, Daniel, Govindasamy, Karuppasamy, Tourny, Claire, Hackney, Anthony C., Granacher, Urs, and Ben Abderrahman, Abderraouf (2022) The Effects of Preferred Music and Its Timing on Performance, Pacing, and Psychophysiological Responses During the 6‐min Test. Journal of Human Kinetics, 82 (1). pp. 123-133.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of listening to preferred music during a warm up or exercise, on performance during a 6-min all-out exercise test (6-MT) in young adult males. Twenty-five healthy males volunteered to participate in this study. Following a within subject design, participants performed three test conditions (MDT: music during the test; MDW: music during the warm-up; WM: without music) in random order. Outcomes included mean running speed over the 6-min test (MRS6), total distance covered (TDC), heart rate responses (HRpeak, HRmean), blood lactate (3-min after the test), and the rating of perceived exertion (RPE); additionally, feeling scale scores were recorded. Listening to preferred music during running resulted in significant TDC (Delta up arrow 10%, p=0.006, ES=0.80) and MRS6 (Delta up arrow 14%, p=0.012, ES=1.02) improvement during the 6-MT, improvement was also noted for the warm-up with music condition (TDC:Delta up arrow 8%, p=0.028, ES=0.63; MRS6:Delta up arrow 8%, p=0.032, ES=0.61). A similar reverse "J-shaped" pacing profile was detected during the three conditions. Blood lactate was lower in the MDT condition by 8% (p=0.01, ES=1.10), but not the MDW condition, compared to MW. In addition, no statistically significant differences were found between the test sessions for the HR, RPE, and feeling scale scores. In conclusion, listening to music during exercise testing would be more beneficial for optimal TDC and MRS6 performances compared to MDW and WM.

Item ID: 74236
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1899-7562
Keywords: rating of perceived exertion, work-rate distribution, blood lactate, aerobic exercise
Copyright Information: © 2022 Nidhal Jebabli, Hassane Zouhal, Daniel Boullosa, Karuppasamy Govindasamy, Claire Tourny, Anthony C. Hackney, Urs Granacher, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman, published by Sciendo This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 08:55
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420702 Exercise physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130601 Exercise @ 100%
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