The effect of training using talk test vs. traditional heart rate reserve guidelines on exercise enjoyability
Wargowsky, Anna M.
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Enjoyment is a strong predictor of exercise adherence and is a key variable to consider when prescribing exercise. Purpose: To investigate enjoyment levels during weekly cycle ergometer exercise training sessions between the talk test and heart rate reserve groups. Methods: Sedentary college-aged students (N=44) participated in a 10-week training intervention. The Exercise Enjoyment Scale (EES) administered one day per week pre, 15 minutes during, and immediately post training. Results: The EES A VNOA indicated that there was no significant difference in response between the two groups. For both groups weeks 7-10 had significantly lower enjoyment levels as compared to week one. Conclusion: The present study revealed that regardless of which group subjects were placed, enjoyment decreased across the 10 weeks of training.
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