Affective responses to high-intensity interval training with continuous and respite music

JONES, Leighton, STORK, M.J. and OLIVER, L.S. (2020). Affective responses to high-intensity interval training with continuous and respite music. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-8.

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© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Music has been shown to enhance affective responses to continuous exercise, but the most effective application of music during interval exercise is poorly understood. This study examined two contrasting applications of music designed to assuage the decline in pleasure often experienced during high-intensity interval training (HIIT). In a repeated measures crossover design, 18 recreationally active participants (10 men and 8 women; M age = 25.1 ± 5.1 years; M BMI = 23.08 ± 2.01 kg/m 2; M VO2max = 38.82 ± 10.73 ml/kg/min) completed three HIIT sessions (10 x 60 s efforts at 100% Wmax, separated by 75 s recovery) on a cycle ergometer. Participants completed two experimental conditions: respite music (applied only during the recovery periods), continuous music (applied throughout the entire HIIT session); and a no-music control condition. Results indicated that music did not influence affective valence during the work bouts or recovery periods of the HIIT sessions (ps >.05), but that listening to music continuously elicited greater post-task enjoyment (p =.032, d = 0.66) and remembered pleasure (p =.044, d = 0.5). This study is the first to investigate the application of music during a practical HIIT protocol and to compare the effects of respite versus continuous music during interval exercise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cycling; HIIT; enjoyment; pleasure; Sport Sciences; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Page Range: 1-8
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 14:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 01:18

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