Presenter Information

Logan EvansFollow

Location

Schewel 208

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 2:30 PM

Abstract

Exercise for health or fitness can be prescribed as closed-loop bouts with a set task or time as the goal. Healthcare professionals may be able to create more individualized programs for clients by understanding their preference for, or performance in a specific goal oriented bout. Additionally, mental toughness has been reviewed as an important factor in determining success in high stress environments. The aim of this study was to examine differences in performance between task and time-oriented exercise bouts, and to examine relationships between performance and levels mental toughness. A total of 15 participants (Males, N=10; Females, N=5) attended 3 sessions of data collection. Anthropometric measurements and mental toughness (via the Mental Toughness Scale) were assessed in session one. All subjects performed task and time-oriented running bouts during sessions 2 and 3 respectively. Heart rate, Ratings of Perceived Exertion, and treadmill speed were measured in each bout. Within subject differences between trials show a significantly lower average RPE of 1.3 (p=0.016), and a near-significant lower peak heart rate reserve of 2% (p=0.059) during time-oriented sessions. In conclusion, this study indicates significant and near significant differences in performance variables between trials, with no significant correlation found between mental toughness and performance.

Faculty Mentor

Jill Lucas (PhD), Stephen Smith (EdD), Nancy Cowden (PhD)

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Apr 4th, 2:30 PM

Exercise performance and mental toughness in task vs. time oriented exercise bouts.

Schewel 208

Exercise for health or fitness can be prescribed as closed-loop bouts with a set task or time as the goal. Healthcare professionals may be able to create more individualized programs for clients by understanding their preference for, or performance in a specific goal oriented bout. Additionally, mental toughness has been reviewed as an important factor in determining success in high stress environments. The aim of this study was to examine differences in performance between task and time-oriented exercise bouts, and to examine relationships between performance and levels mental toughness. A total of 15 participants (Males, N=10; Females, N=5) attended 3 sessions of data collection. Anthropometric measurements and mental toughness (via the Mental Toughness Scale) were assessed in session one. All subjects performed task and time-oriented running bouts during sessions 2 and 3 respectively. Heart rate, Ratings of Perceived Exertion, and treadmill speed were measured in each bout. Within subject differences between trials show a significantly lower average RPE of 1.3 (p=0.016), and a near-significant lower peak heart rate reserve of 2% (p=0.059) during time-oriented sessions. In conclusion, this study indicates significant and near significant differences in performance variables between trials, with no significant correlation found between mental toughness and performance.