International Journal of Exercise Science 13(2): 358-365, 2020. It is unclear if the presence or absence of music and cueing influence total energy expenditure (TEE) during a multi-intensity exercise program. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference between TEE with or without music and cueing during a 58-minute exercise session using heart rate estimation (HRe) and indirect calorimetry (IC). Using a randomized crossover design, 22 participants (6 males; 16 females; 27.64 ± 10.33 yrs.) were randomized into two groups (Group A = 11; Group B = 11). All participants performed the same 58-minute exercise session under two conditions: with music (WM) and without music and cueing (WOM). TEE was obtained through the Activio heart rate system for all 22 participants. TEE and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) were also obtained in a subset of eight participants (4 males; 4 females; 28.25 ± 5.9 yrs.) via IC through a ParvoMedics metabolic cart. Paired samples t-tests were performed to compare TEE between conditions using HRe and IC. Statistical analysis was performed using IBM Analytics, SPSS v24 with significance set at p< 0.05. A significant difference (p= 0.008) was found between TEE WM and WOM using IC (475.74 ± 98.50 vs. 429.37 ± 121.42), but not between TEE WM and WOM using HRe (p= 2.04; 482.67 ± 151.79 vs. 452.90 ± 164.59). The presence of music and cueing increased TEE when monitored via IC, but not when measured via wearable heart rate technology. Music and cueing does aid in additional caloric expenditure.
Guerrero, Cecilia; Tran, Robbin; Gutierrez, Elizabeth; Campbell, Candice; Rodgers, Jade; Alencar, Michelle; and Schroeder, Jan
"Metabolic Costs of a 58-minute Multi-Intensity Exercise Session with and Without Music and Cueing,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 13
2, Pages 358 - 365.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss2/8