Effects of auditory-motor synchronization on 400-m sprint performance: An applied study Article

Karageorghis, CI, Hutchinson, JC, Bigliassi, M et al. (2019). Effects of auditory-motor synchronization on 400-m sprint performance: An applied study . 14(6), 738-748. 10.1177/1747954119879359

cited authors

  • Karageorghis, CI; Hutchinson, JC; Bigliassi, M; Watson, MPE; Perry, FA; Burges, LD; Melville-Griffiths, T; Gomes-Baho, TJG

fiu authors

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 (ηp2 = 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.

publication date

  • December 1, 2019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 738

end page

  • 748

volume

  • 14

issue

  • 6