Presenter Information

Logan EvansFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Exercise can be prescribed as closed-loop bouts with a set task or time as the endpoint. Healthcare professionals may be able to create more individualized programs for clients by understanding their preference for, or performance in a specific endpoint 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 14 participants (Males, N=10; Females, N=4) 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. Between sessions differences reported significantly lower average RPE (p= 0.003), peak RPE (p= 0.022), and peak heart rate reserve (p= 0.017) for time-oriented sessions. Pearson correlation analyses reported no significant relationship between mental toughness and performance (p= 0.937). In conclusion, this study indicates significantly lower differences in performance variables in time-oriented bouts compared to task-oriented bouts.

Faculty Mentor

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

Rights Statement

The right to download or print any portion of this material is granted by the copyright owner only for personal or educational use. The author/creator retains all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Any editing, other reproduction or other use of this material by any means requires the express written permission of the copyright owner. Except as provided above, or for any other use that is allowed by fair use (Title 17, §107 U.S.C.), you may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute any material from this web site in any physical or digital form without the permission of the copyright owner of the material.

Share

COinS
 

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

Exercise can be prescribed as closed-loop bouts with a set task or time as the endpoint. Healthcare professionals may be able to create more individualized programs for clients by understanding their preference for, or performance in a specific endpoint 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 14 participants (Males, N=10; Females, N=4) 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. Between sessions differences reported significantly lower average RPE (p= 0.003), peak RPE (p= 0.022), and peak heart rate reserve (p= 0.017) for time-oriented sessions. Pearson correlation analyses reported no significant relationship between mental toughness and performance (p= 0.937). In conclusion, this study indicates significantly lower differences in performance variables in time-oriented bouts compared to task-oriented bouts.