Becker, N., Brett, S., Chambliss, C., Crowers, K., Haring, P., Marsh, C., & Montemayor, R. (1994). Mellow and frenetic antecedent music during athletic performance of children, adults, and seniors. Perceptual Motor Skills, 79, 1043-1046.

Child, adult, and senior Ss (N = 60) were exposed to mellow and frenetic music while pedaling a stationary bicycle. Mileage in both music conditions was significantly higher than during a white-noise control trial except among senior Ss. No significant difference between frenetic and mellow music was noted.

Implication. Music could encourage athletes to complete more work at training than in a non-music condition.

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