Title

Effect of three levels of work intensity on performance of a fine motor skill

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1976

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of 3 levels of work intensity on the performance of a fine motor skill during steady state exercise. Subjects were administered a progressive bicycle ergometer test to exhaustion in order to determine maximum heart rate (HRmax). Following practice sessions on the pursuit rotor, subjects performed 3 different rides on a bicycle ergometer at 60, 75, and 90% of HRmax. The order of test administration was varied randomly in an attempt to control for sequential effects. Analysis of variance with repeated measures was used to determine differences in pursuit rotor performance by days and by levels of work intensity. No confounding or learning was noted. A significant F ratio (p < .001) between work intensities showed that fine motor performance during steady state exercise is affected by levels of work intensity.

Publication Name

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume Number

42

First Page

63

Last Page

66

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.2466/pms.1976.42.1.63

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