Comparison between the Classical Symphony and Self Selected Music on Muscle Endurance in Young Obese Males
Keywords:Physical activity, Music, Mosso’s ergography, Hand dynamometry
Introduction: Music captures attention, triggers a wide range of emotions, regulates mood and arousal,
increases work output, induces states of higher functioning, reduces inhibitions and encourages rhythmic
movement. Music has ergo-genic effect as well.
Aim: To evaluate the comparison between classical symphony music and self selected music on muscular
endurance levels in young obese males.
Materials and Method: BMI assessment was performed for all participants and the 30 individuals falling
under obese category were recruited in the study (BMI ›30 Kg/m2). The participants were asked to listen to
classical symphony music 15 min for 20 days, the muscle endurance test was done by Mosso’s ergography
and hand dynamometry. After a month the same participants were recalled. The participants were asked to
listen to any music of their choice and were grouped under self-selected music. Muscle endurance test was
done by hand dynamometry and Mosso’s ergography method. Both the values of muscle endurance were
compared by using independent paired t test and SPSS software statistical assessment tools were used.
Result: After using self-selected music the muscle endurance significantly increased using hand dynamometry
(p<0.005) and Mosso’s ergography (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There may be an improved functioning of neural system due to the influence music. Therefore,
music may be used as an additional aid for obese individuals to maintain their skeletal muscle endurance
during any physical activity and aerobic exercise
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