Effect of Music Intensity on Performance during ad libitum Cycle Ergometer Exercise

The purpose of this study was to determine if heart rate (HR), perceived effort (PE), and Ad Libitum work (ALW) are influenced by the intensity of the music. Some instructors perceive that the louder the music, the better the performance or effort.  Meanwhile, the intensity music may cause temporary...

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Autores Principales: Aburto Corona, Jorge Alberto, Aragón Vargas, Luis Fernando
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Escuela de Educación Física y Deportes - Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/pem/article/view/8615
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21689
Sumario: The purpose of this study was to determine if heart rate (HR), perceived effort (PE), and Ad Libitum work (ALW) are influenced by the intensity of the music. Some instructors perceive that the louder the music, the better the performance or effort.  Meanwhile, the intensity music may cause temporary or permanent auditory injury. We analyzed the influence that music has on the physical performance of individuals who exercise on cycle ergometer music during 16 minutes under certain conditions:  Individually selected motivational music at 100-130 beats per minute (bpm) with 75 (M75), 95 (M95) decibels (dB) or one session without music (NM). No significant differences among treatments were found for HR (182.8±15.80, 186.5±13.41, and 186±13.38 ppm, f= .621, Sig= .545), PE (6.75±2.20, 7.3±2, 7.5±1.9, f= .140, Sig= .870), or ALW (106±11.98, 113.2±12.30, 109.6±20.30 KJ, f= 2.41, Sig= .109) for SM, M75, and M95, respectively. No significant interactions between treatments (NM, M75 and M95) and measurement at the 8 and 16 minutes (T1 and T2) (p>0.05), furthermore, there were significant differences between measurements (f= 71.01, Sig= .001; f= 106.3, Sig= .001, f= 42.23, Sig= .001, for NM, M75, and M95, respectively), which means that independently of the intensity, the subjects performed more work in the second half (T2 [8:01 minute to 16:00])  than in the first (T1 [0:00 minute to 8:00]).