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Poster or Presentation Title

Efficacy of a Motivational Video on Heart Rate, RPE, and Total Work Performed During Stationary Cycling

Location

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 1:30 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:45 PM

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Sedentary lifestyles are a staple among the stereotypes of 21st century Americans. Lack of enjoyment and motivation are often two common factors that deter people from engaging in physical activity and exercise on a regular basis. However, it has been found that visual stimulation may help either distract and/or motivate people from thinking about exertion levels associated with exercise (1–3). The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of watching a motivational video (Tour de France (MV)) versus watching a calming video (Bob Ross painting (PV)) while cycling. A minimum of ten recreationally active subjects from the University of Lynchburg staff, faculty, and student population partook in a within-subjects experimental design. All subjects completed two sessions of biking at a moderate intensity on a cycle ergometer for twenty minutes with at least 48 hours between sessions. The two sessions were randomized. In one session, subjects watched a video of Bob Ross painting video (PV). In the other session, subjects watched a Tour de France video designed to provide motivation during exercise (MV). Preliminary results appear to agree with the hypothesis that heart and total work performed will be significantly better in the MV condition compared to PV.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Nancy Cowden
Dr. Jill Lucas
Dr. Jeffrey Herrick
Dr. DuAnn Kremer

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Efficacy of a Motivational Video on Heart Rate, RPE, and Total Work Performed During Stationary Cycling

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Sedentary lifestyles are a staple among the stereotypes of 21st century Americans. Lack of enjoyment and motivation are often two common factors that deter people from engaging in physical activity and exercise on a regular basis. However, it has been found that visual stimulation may help either distract and/or motivate people from thinking about exertion levels associated with exercise (1–3). The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of watching a motivational video (Tour de France (MV)) versus watching a calming video (Bob Ross painting (PV)) while cycling. A minimum of ten recreationally active subjects from the University of Lynchburg staff, faculty, and student population partook in a within-subjects experimental design. All subjects completed two sessions of biking at a moderate intensity on a cycle ergometer for twenty minutes with at least 48 hours between sessions. The two sessions were randomized. In one session, subjects watched a video of Bob Ross painting video (PV). In the other session, subjects watched a Tour de France video designed to provide motivation during exercise (MV). Preliminary results appear to agree with the hypothesis that heart and total work performed will be significantly better in the MV condition compared to PV.