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00005768-200305001-0159300005768_2003_35_s286_pujol_relationship_5miscellaneous< 18_0_5_0 >Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise©2003The American College of Sports MedicineVolume 35(5) Supplement 1May 2003p S286MUSIC HAS NO EFFECT ON THE PRE‐LACTATE RELATIONSHIP[F-12R FREE COMMUNICATION/POSTER PERCEIVED EXERTION: HEALTH AND CLINICAL POPULATIONS]Pujol, T J. FACSM1; Wagganer, J D.1; Langenfeld, M E. FACSM1; Sutherlin, A E.1; Tucker, J E.1; Leible, M A.1; Barnes, J T.1; Jones, E J.11Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MOSeveral studies have found that music lowers RPE for a given level of submaximal work and alters work output. There is also a documented relationship between RPE and lactate(La).PURPOSETo determine if music alters the RPE-La relationship.METHODS17 subjects (9 males, 8 females) volunteered to participate. During the initial visit to the laboratory subjects were asked to rank a selection of music from most preferred to least preferred. Each subject performed 3 discontinuous graded maximal exercise tests. One of the tests was conducted while subjects listened to the music they indicated as most preferred, one while listening to least preferred, and a control trial during which no music was played. The order of testing was counterbalanced. Overall RPE(O), Local RPE(L), and Central RPE(C) were recorded during the last 15-sec of each stage. Whole blood La measurements were taken prior to each test, at the end of each stage, and at 3-min recovery. O, L, and C were plotted against La levels at the end of the stage. The RPE at 3mmol·l−1, 4mmol·l−1, La threshold, and at peak La were used for data analysis. Data were analyzed by Repeated Measures ANOVA.RESULTSNo significant differences were found among music conditions for O, L, or C at any La level.CONCLUSIONSNeither the music nor the individual preference for the music being played had an effect on the RPE-La relationship. Supported by the Grants and Research Funding Committee of Southeast Missouri State UniversityMUSIC HAS NO EFFECT ON THE PRE‐LACTATE RELATIONSHIPPujol, T J. FACSM; Wagganer, J D.; Langenfeld, M E. FACSM; Sutherlin, A E.; Tucker, J E.; Leible, M A.; Barnes, J T.; Jones, E J.F-12R Free Communication/Poster Perceived Exertion: Health and Clinical Populations535