The Effect of Verbal Coaching and Music Motivation on One Mile Time Trials

Morgan E. Lammando, Lynchburg College

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to examine the impact of verbal motivation versus music motivation on time to complete one mile. Methods: This repeated measures study consisted of 15 total participants, 4 male, 11 female (include demographic info age, gender, etc). There were three independent variables in this study: verbal coaching, music motivation (95/190 bpm), and music motivation (41/82 bpm). Subjects ran in each of the three testing groups: the verbal coaching test group, were the subjects listened to the researchers’ voice and encouraging phrases as they completed the mile; the fast music motivation while listening to an instrumental version ‘Animals’ by Maroon 5 at 95/190 bpm and a slow music motivation while listening to an instrumental version ‘Gravity’ by John Mayer at 41/82 bpm. The time it took to complete each one mile time trial and the subjects’ rate of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded. Testing session was randomized and counterbalanced.

 
Apr 6th, 9:00 AM Apr 6th, 9:15 AM

The Effect of Verbal Coaching and Music Motivation on One Mile Time Trials

Hopwood Auditorium

Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to examine the impact of verbal motivation versus music motivation on time to complete one mile. Methods: This repeated measures study consisted of 15 total participants, 4 male, 11 female (include demographic info age, gender, etc). There were three independent variables in this study: verbal coaching, music motivation (95/190 bpm), and music motivation (41/82 bpm). Subjects ran in each of the three testing groups: the verbal coaching test group, were the subjects listened to the researchers’ voice and encouraging phrases as they completed the mile; the fast music motivation while listening to an instrumental version ‘Animals’ by Maroon 5 at 95/190 bpm and a slow music motivation while listening to an instrumental version ‘Gravity’ by John Mayer at 41/82 bpm. The time it took to complete each one mile time trial and the subjects’ rate of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded. Testing session was randomized and counterbalanced.

http://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2017/presentations/96