Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Reach Us +18507546199
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 2 Issue: 4

The Presence of a Familiar Peer Does Not Affect Intensity or Enjoyment during Treadmill Exercise in Male Distance Runners or Non-Runners

Andrew J Carnes1*, Jacob E Barkley2, Megan Williamson1 and Gabriel Sanders1,3
1Department of Exercise Physiology, Applied Physiology Research Laboratory, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
2The School of Exercise Leisure and Sport, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
3Department of Kinesiology and Health, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, USA
Corresponding author : Andrew Carnes
Department of Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, 163E MACC Annex, Kent, OH 44240, USA
Tel: (330)-327-6385
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 15, 2013 Accepted: September 20, 2013 Published: September 25, 2013
Citation: Carnes AJ, Barkley JE, Williamson M, Sanders G (2013) The Presence of a Familiar Peer Does Not Affect Intensity or Enjoyment during Treadmill Exercise in Male Distance Runners or Non-Runners. J Athl Enhancement 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000119

Abstract

The Presence of a Familiar Peer Does Not Affect Intensity or Enjoyment during Treadmill Exercise in Male Distance Runners or Non-Runners

The purpose of this study was to experimentally test the effect of the exercising with a partner (versus alone) on the intensity, enjoyment, and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) of self-paced treadmill exercise in competitive male runners and non-runner controls. Collegiate male distance runners (N=14, 20.2 ± 1.4 yr) and non-runner controls (N=10, 22.6 ± 2.01 yr) completed two exercise trials under differing social conditions (alone, with a peer) in a counterbalanced order. Exercise trials each consisted of 30-minutes of self-paced treadmill exercise with grade fixed at 0% and speed controlled voluntarily by the participant. During one visit participants exercised on a treadmill alone (alone condition). During the other visit participants exercised with a familiar peer on an identical treadmill adjacent to their own (peer condition). Total distance covered (km), average treadmill speed (km∙hr-1), enjoyment of the exercise (mm), heart rate (beats∙min-1), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were assessed in each condition. Mixed-model regression analysis showed no significant (p ≥ 0.40) main effect of social condition in either group for any of the dependent variables. These results suggest that the presence of a familiar peer does not alter exercise behavior or enjoyment during treadmill exercise.

Keywords: Athletesí exercise; Physical activity; Exercise behavior; Familiar peer; Peer influence

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page