Pujol, T. J., Pujol, K. J., & Creamer, D. R. (1996). Impact of music on rating of perceived exertion during leg ergometry. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 420.

Self-selected music-paced exercise responses were compared to metronome-paced exercise. Ss were required to perform two 10-minute paced bouts of leg ergometry. The music used was that preferred by each S.

The music condition yielded lower ratings of perceived exertion.

Implication. Allowing exercisers to perform while listening to music they have selected is likely to increase the work volume performed during an exercise bout.

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