The Effects of Music on High-intensity Short-term Exercise in Well Trained Athletes
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 3 (4); 233-238
March 1, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
February 20, 2012
July 2, 2012
K, et al. The Effects of Music on High-intensity Short-term Exercise in Well Trained Athletes,
Asian J Sports Med.
Online ahead of Print
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effects of listening to music during warm-up on short-term supramaximal performances during the 30-s Wingate test in highly trained athletes.
Twelve young male athletes (20.61.8 yrs, 1774.4 cm and 72.35.3 kg) underwent two Wingate tests in separate sessions with a recovery period of 48 h in-between, either after a 10 min of warm-up with (MWU) or without (NMWU) music. High tempo music (>120 to 140bpm) was selected for the study. Heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded after the warm-up (for HR = average of warm-up) and immediately after the Wingate test.
HR, RPE and the fatigue index during the Wingate test are not affected by the incorporation of music during warm-up. However, power output (P peak and P mean) was significantly higher after MWU than NMWU ( P<0.05). The relative increases were 4.1 3.6 and 4.0 3.7 Wkg ?1 for P peak and P mean respectively. These findings demonstrated the beneficial effect of music during warm-up on short-term supramaximal performances.
As it's a legal method and an additional aid, music may be used during warm-up before performing activities requiring powerful lower limbs muscles contractions during short-term supramaximal exercises.
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