The effect of music-physical activity synchronization on oxygen consumption, respiratory rate and salivary immunoglobulin A in physical education students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 . Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran

2 Msc of Physical Education, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of synchronization of music with physical activity on immunoglobulin A, oxygen consumption and respiratory rate. For this purpose, 18 male students of physical education (mean age 22.6 ± 2.39 years, weight 78.44 ± 13.82 kg, body mass index 22.36 ± 3.68 kg / m2 and height ± 1.75 ± 0.08 m) were selected and evaluated in three separate sessions.During the first session, the maximum power output of the subjects was measured using an incremental test on the cycle ergometer. The subjects were present in the laboratory during the second and third sessions and cycled on the cycle ergometer for 20 minutes at an intensity of 60% of the maximum power output. The order of sessions with and without music was randomly reversed among the subjects. One session was performed with music and the other without music. Simultaneously with pedaling, oxygen consumption and respiratory rate of the subjects were measured. At the end of the second and third sessions, saliva samples were collected to measure immunoglobulin A. Analysis of oxygen consumption and immunoglobulin A using correlated t-test showed that there is no significant difference between music conditions and without music (Significance level p≤0.05). Comparison of respiratory rate post-tests showed that there is a significant difference between music and non-music conditions (p = 0.01). Overall, the results show that despite changes in respiratory rate, the synchronization of music with physical activity could not affect the level of oxygen consumption and immunoglobulin A.


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