Listening to music during indoor cycling elicits higher internal loads during prolonged endurance exercise

Document title: Listening to music during indoor cycling elicits higher internal loads during prolonged endurance exercise
Journal: Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior
System number: 000443476
ISSN: 2446-4902
Authors: 1
Institutions: 1Universidade Federal do Pampa, Laboratorio de Neuromecanica, Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul. Brasil
Volumen: 15
Number: 3
Pages: 153-166
Country: Brasil
Language: Inglés
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract Dissociation by music may impact the rate of perceived exertion (RPE),which is an indicator of internal loads during exercise. However, it is not clear how music affects the RPE, neuromuscular, and cognitive responses to exercise. To determine whether listening to preferred music during indoor endurance exercise influences RPE, neuromuscular, and cognitive responses in healthy individuals. Thirteen healthy adults performed sessions of prolonged indoor cycling at moderate intensity while listening or not to preferred music. Reaction time, selective attention, and memory were evaluated before, during, and/orafter the exercise sessions. RPE, heart rate, muscle activation, pedaling torque, and cadence were recorded during the exercises. RPE (P = 0.004, d= 0.40), heart rate (P = 0.048, d= 0.53) and cadence (P = 0,043; d= 0.51) were higher in the music session compared to no music. Selective attention (P = 0.233), simple reaction time (P = 0.360), working and short-term memory (P > 0.05), as well as torque (P = 0.262) and muscle activation (RMS and MDF, P > 0.05) did not differ between music and no music sessions. Indoor cycling while listening to preferred music elicited higher internal loads, which we consider a result of higher cardiovascular demand. However, the effects of music on neuromuscular and cognitive responses were not evident. We conclude that music can be helpful to improve demand during indoor exercise
Disciplines: Medicina
Keyword: Fisiología humana,
Medicina del deporte,
Carga física,
Tasa de esfuerzo percibido,
Fatiga muscular,
Keyword: Human physiology,
Sports medicine,
Physical load,
Rate of perceived exertion,
Muscle fatigue,
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