Date of Award
Master of Science
Human Performance and Health Education
Dr. Nicholas Hanson
Dr. Timothy Michael
Dr. Carol Weideman
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether or not different music conditions would affect performance on the Wingate anaerobic test. We also sought to explore the effect of music on psychological variables such as, rating of perceived exertion (RPE).
16 subject (8 males, 8 females) listened to either pre-selected music, self-selected music or white noise during a 10-minute warmup, cycling at 50 Rev.min-1 for 10 minutes with a light resistance of one kilogram. Once the warmup was completed they performed a Wingate Anaerobic test against a resistance of 7.5% of their body mass in kilograms.
There were no significant differences in Peak Power, Mean Power, Fatigue Index, or RPE. There was also no significant difference in the Subjective Exercise Experience (SEES) variables of Positive Well-being (PWB), Psychological Distress (PD), and Fatigue (FAT) between the music conditions and white noise.
Fox, Russell P., "Effect of Listening to Music During Warmup on Wingate Anaerobic Test Performance" (2016). Master's Theses. 763.