Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/19434
Title: Effects of auditory-motor synchronization on 400-m sprint performance: An applied study
Authors: Karageorghis, CI
Hutchinson, JC
Bigliassi, M
Watson, MPE
Perry, FA
Burges, LD
Melville-Griffiths, T
Gomes-Baho, TJG
Keywords: Affect;Entrainment;Music;Physical endurance;Rhythm
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Karageorghis, C. I., Hutchinson, J. C., Bigliassi, M., Watson, M. P., Perry, F. A., Burges, L. D., … Gomes-Baho, T. J. (2019). Effects of auditory-motor synchronization on 400-m sprint performance: An applied study. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 14(6), 738–748. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119879359
Abstract: There is a conspicuous dearth of empirical research regarding the ergogenic and psychological effects of synchronous music when applied in a sports training context. The main purpose of this longitudinal intervention study was to investigate the ergogenic and psychological effects of synchronous music applied over a one-month period of speed endurance training. Twelve participants (six women and six men; 21.1 ± 1.7 years) were randomly assigned to either an experimental group (sprint training coordinated with synchronous music) or a control group (conventional sprint training). Immediately after each training session and each time trial, the Feeling Scale, CR-10 Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale, and Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale were administered to each participant. No significant interaction effect of Group × Time for Rating of Perceived Exertion ( p = .898) or Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale ( p = .411) was identified during the training sessions. A significant Group × Time interaction was identified for Feeling Scale scores ( p = .007). Nonetheless, following Bonferroni adjustment for pairwise comparisons, the between-group differences in Feeling Scale scores did not reach significance. No significant interaction effect of Group × Time or main effect of group was identified for sprint performance, although the latter effect was associated with a large effect size (η<jats:sub>p</jats:sub><jats:sup>2</jats:sup> = 0.35). Experimental group participants executed the 400-m time trials 5.07% faster than control group participants. This finding is noteworthy from an applied perspective, given the potential ergogenic effects associated with auditory-motor synchronization. </jats:p>
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/19434
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1747954119879359
ISSN: 1747-9541
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