THE EFFECTS OF WATCHING A VIDEO VS. WATCHING A STATIC IMAGE WHILE RUNNING
Z. Burt, H. Schumann, M. Lerbs, T. Ramos, S. Richmond. Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri; e-mail: Burt59@live.missouristate.edu
Gyms and workout centers often have TV’s mounted on the walls or built into the workout equipment in their facilities. This brings about a question as to whether or not watching a video vs. watching a static image could have an effect on performance. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if watching a video or watching a static image while running on a treadmill would have an effect on performance. METHODS: A total of 8 volunteers were recruited to participate. The initial test consisted of performing a VO2max test while running on a treadmill (VO2max = 45.6 +/- 7.3ml/kg/min). Participants then performed two tests running a treadmill while watching either a video or static image. On the subsequent testing days, participants ran at a speed which corresponded to their anaerobic threshold based on the VO2max test. These trials were 48-96hrs apart and incorporated watching either a video or a static image while running. The order of the video or static image was chosen at random and each participant performed the second trial using the other condition. RESULTS: Results showed that there was not a significant difference in heart rate between trials (video = 178.8 +/- 9.8 vs. photo = 175.6 +/- 13.5); however there was a difference in RPE (video = 14.3 +/- 1.4 vs. photo = 15.4 +/- 2.1). CONCLUSION: The results seem to indicate that viewing a video while running may be more enjoyable or reduce the perceived exertion when compared to viewing a static image.
Burt, Z; Schumann, H; Lerbs, M; Ramos, T; and Richmond, S
"THE EFFECTS OF WATCHING A VIDEO VS. WATCHING A STATIC IMAGE WHILE RUNNING,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 11
, Article 38.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss3/38
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