MAGNETS DO NOT HELP ATHLETES
Buckworth, J., & Huminsky, A. J. (2002). The influence of static magnets on upper body aerobic performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 139.
This study assessed the effects of magnetic fields on peak upper body oxygen consumption (VO2peak), arterial oxygen saturation (PO2), rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and pain intensity in exercising arms. Ss were physically active males (N = 16).
There were no differences between the various measures in magnetic or non-magnetic conditions.
Implication. Magnets have no effect on physiological factors or perceptions of exercise.
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