Affective Responses to Increasing- and Decreasing-Intensity Resistance Training Protocols.

HUTCHINSON, Jasmin C., JONES, Leighton, EKKEKAKIS, Panteleimon, CHEVAL, Boris, BRAND, Ralf, SALVATORE, Gabrielle M., ADLER, Samantha and LUO, Yan (2023). Affective Responses to Increasing- and Decreasing-Intensity Resistance Training Protocols. Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 1-17.

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This study compared the effects of an increasing-intensity (UP) and a decreasing-intensity (DOWN) resistance training protocol on affective responses across six training sessions. Novice participants (Mage 43.5 ± 13.7 years) were randomly assigned to UP (n = 18) or DOWN (n = 17) resistance training groups. Linear mixed-effects models showed that the evolution of affective valence within each training session was significantly moderated by the group (b = -0.45, p ≤ .001), with participants in the UP group reporting a decline in pleasure during each session (b = -0.82) and the DOWN group reporting an improvement (b = 0.97; ps < .001). Remembered pleasure was significantly higher in the DOWN group compared to the UP group (b = 0.57, p = .004). These findings indicate that a pattern of decreasing intensity throughout a resistance exercise session can elicit more positive affective responses and retrospective affective evaluations of resistance training.

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Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from [Journal of sport & exercise psychology], [2023],[10.1123/jsep.2022-0243]. © Human Kinetics, Inc. [or other copyright notice shown in journal, if different]
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect; opposing slopes; remembered pleasure; resistance exercise; 11 Medical and Health Sciences; 13 Education; 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences; Sport Sciences; 39 Education; 42 Health sciences; 52 Psychology
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 14:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 16:00

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