THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC PREFERENCE ON VERTICAL JUMP AND MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC PERFORMANCE
Emma Nester, Grace Owens, Rebecca Rogers, Patrick Marsh, Tyler Williams, Christopher Ballmann, FACSM. Samford University, Birmingham, AL.
Music preference has been repeatedly shown to modulate the ergogenic potential of listening to music during endurance, sprint, and resistance exercise. However, little is known as to whether music preference enhances the ability to perform shorter ballistic movements. The purpose of this study was to investigate if listening to preferred music during a countermovement jump (CMJ) and maximal isometric exercise enhances performance and motivation. Physically active females participated in two counterbalanced explosive exercise trials each with a different condition: 1) No music, 2) Preferred music. Participants completed three maximal isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) and CMJ attempts. Performance variables were measured via force plates. All three attempts were averaged for analysis. Following the commencement of the exercise, participants were asked to rate how motivated they felt during the exercise portion using a visual analog scale. For IMTP, there were no significant differences between conditions for net force (p= 0.38) or rate of force development (p= 0.178). Furthermore, no differences in jump height (p= 0.651) or peak velocity (p= 0.134) were observed. These findings do not support ergogenic effects of preferred music during short explosive exercise. This may be due to the timing and short duration of activity and future studies are needed to determine the optimal time for music to be played to enhance explosive performance.
Nester, E; Owens, G; Rogers, R; Marsh, P; Williams, T; and Ballmann, FACSM, C
"THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC PREFERENCE ON VERTICAL JUMP AND MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC PERFORMANCE,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 16:
2, Article 337.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol16/iss2/337