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Athletic Training

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Jennifer Scheid, PhD, CSCS


Music can be used to enhance aerobic performance. Listening to music while performing aerobic activity is shown to increase time to fatigue and distance ran while also decreasing heart rate, rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and respiratory rate. Psychologically, listening to music has a positive impact on mood and thoughts while performing aerobic activity. The purpose of this study is to determine what effects listening to music has on aerobic performance in Daemen College members >18 years old. Participants will be free from lower extremity injury, any self-reported hearing or heart conditions, and must be physically active for at least 150 minutes per week. Participants will complete the Cooper 12-minute run test twice; once while listening to music and once without. We hypothesize that music will positively impact aerobic performance. A repeated measures ANOVA will be used to determine differences in heart rate, RPE, distance ran, and mood between the two conditions.