The effect of self-selected music on endurance running capacity and performance in a mentally fatigued state

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Title: The effect of self-selected music on endurance running capacity and performance in a mentally fatigued state
Authors: Lam, Hui Kwan Nicholas | Middleton, Harry | Phillips, Shaun M.
Keywords: Cognitive load | Mental fatigue | Running performance | Running capacity | Mental exertion | Perceived exertion | Sports performance
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2022, 17(4), in press. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.174.16
Abstract: We investigated the effects of listening to self-selected music on intermittent running capacity (study 1) and 5 km time-trial (TT) performance (study 2) in a mentally fatigued state. In study 1, nine physically active males performed a 30-minute incongruent Stroop test (IST) followed by the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YYIRT1) with (MF+MUSIC) and without (MFONLY) music. They also completed a baseline trial (BL). Study 2 repeated these trials with nine recreational runners. Mental fatigue (MF) showed large increases following IST in both studies (dunb = 1.44 – 2.0). Intermittent running capacity was moderately greater in MF+MUSIC (564 ± 127 m; dunb = 0.52) and BL (551 ± 106 m; dunb = 0.51) vs. MFONLY (496 ± 112 m). Time-trial performance showed small improvements in MF+MUSIC (23.1 ± 2.4 min; dunb = 0.28) and BL (23.4 ± 3.5 min; dunb = 0.20) vs. MFONLY (24.1 ± 3.2 min). Differences in ratings of perceived exertion between trials were trivial to small in both studies (dunb = 0-0.47). Listening to self-selected music in a mentally fatigued state negates the negative impact of MF on endurance running capacity and performance, potentially due to altered perception of effort when listening to music.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/113523
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2022.174.16
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.174.16
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