International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)

Effect of different musical tempo on post-exercise recovery in young adults


Dr. Manmohan Sharma, Dr. Poonam Gupta, Dr. Piyush Saxena

The role of music in increasing the exercise performance is well recognized. There is very little information about effect of music on time taken for post exercise recovery. We examined the effect of music and different musical tempo on post exercise recovery time, following Queen’s College Step test. 60 volunteers (40 male, 20 female) subjected to isotonic exercise on three consecutive days. They were allowed to rest in silence on the first day, rest by hearing slow music on second day and rest with fast music on third day. Parameters such as Pulse rate, blood pressure, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured at predetermined intervals. Repeated measures ANOVA test showed that with slow music, recovery time of systolic blood pressure (SBP) (4.21 ± 1.10), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) (2.08 ± 0.62) pulse rate recovery (PR) (8.41 ± 1.53) and recovery from exertion (RPE) (4.46 ± 1.50) were significantly faster when compared to both no music and fast music. The study concluded that music hastens post exercise recovery and slow music has greater relaxation effect than fast or no music.
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Dr. Manmohan Sharma, Dr. Poonam Gupta, Dr. Piyush Saxena. Effect of different musical tempo on post-exercise recovery in young adults. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 133-136
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