The effects of music intensity on performance and cardiovascular responses in athletes

Document Type : Research Paper

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Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences - University of Tehran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of different musical intensities on performance and cardiovascular responses after the incremental exercise of male athletes. In this semi-experimental study, with a cross-over design, fifteen male athletes were voluntarily selected and perform Bruce protocol, along with listening to progressive music, slow music, and without music until exhaustion. This study showed that systolic and diastolic blood pressure, maximum oxygen consumption, maximum heart rate, and time to exhaustion, decrease insignificantly while listening to slow music compared to the no music (P=0.134, P=0.993, P=0.999, P=0.160, P=0.819, respectively). On the other hand, while listening to progressive music compared to no music, the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as maximum heart rate increase insignificantly (P=0.735, P=0.999, P=0.496, respectively), and the maximum oxygen consumption and time of exhaustion increase significantly (P=0.043, P=0.008 respectively). Moreover, while listening to progressive music compared to slow music, the systolic blood pressure, maximum oxygen consumption, maximum heart rate, and time of Exhaustion increase significantly (P=0.004, P=0.009, P=0.002, P=0.001 respectively), but the diastolic blood pressure have insignificant decrease (P=0.253).

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