Year of Publication
Master of Science
Exercise and Sport Sciences
Exercise music; Exercise tests
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music playlist tempo on exercise performance, mood, and attentional focus tendencies. This study utilized a repeated measures design with three tempo conditions administered in a partially randomized, balanced fashion. The current study demonstrated that music tempo does not have a significant effect on exercise performance, mood, nor attentional focus tendencies. Runners may listen to music during exercise without worrying about specific tempos on their playlists.
Bly, Kristopher, "The effect of music playlist tempo on self-paced running, mood, and attentional focus tendencies." (2013). Ithaca College Theses. Paper 12.