Influence of music on Wingate Anaerobic Test performance
Journal/Book: Percept Mot Skills. 1999; 88: PO Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807, USA. Perceptual Motor Skills. 292-296.
Abstract: While several studies have investigated the effects of music on cardiovascular endurance performance and perceived exertion during exercise of moderate intensity, few studies have investigated such effects on supramaximal exercise bouts. The purpose of the present study was to assess whether music affects performance on the Wingate Anaerobic Test. Each of the 12 men and 3 women were required to report to the laboratory on two occasions, once for tests in rile music condition and once fur tests in the nonmusic condition. Conditions were randomly ordered. All music selections were set at the saale tempo. On each test day subjects performed a series of three Wingate Anaerobic Tests with 30-sec. Rests in between. On Test 3 subjects were asked to continue pedaling until fatigued. Mean Power Output, Maximum Pos er Output, Minimum Power Output, and Fatigue index were compared between conditions for each test using a repeated-measures analysis of variance. Time to fatigue on Trial 3 compared by analysis of variance gave no significant differences between conditions fur any measures.
Note: Article Pujol TJ, SE Missouri State Univ, Dept Hlth & Leisure, MS 7650, Cape Girardeau,MO 63701 USA