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Heart Rate and Perceived Exertion During Self-Selected Intensities for Exergaming Compared to Traditional Exercise in College-Age Participants.
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PMID:  21386720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Kraft, JA, Russell, WD, Bowman, TA, Selsor III, CW, and Foster, GD. Heart rate and perceived exertion during self-selected intensities for exergaming compared to traditional exercise in college-age participants. J Strength Cond Res 25(X): 000-000, 2011-Exergames may be useful for promoting physical activity in younger populations. Heart rate (HRs) responses and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) at self-selected intensities were compared in college-age participants during 2 modes of exergame activity vs. traditional exercise. Thirty-seven participants (men: 20, women: 17) completed 3 30-minute self-selected intensity trials: (a) video game interactive bicycle ergometer (GB) (CatEye GB300), (b) interactive video dance game (Dance Dance Revolution [DDR]), and (c) traditional cycle ergometer (CE) while watching television. Mean HR, peak HR (PkHR), and minutes above target HR (THR) were significantly higher for GB (144 ± 22 b·min [57% HR reserve (HRR)], 161 ± 23 b·min, and 22.5 ± 11.1 minutes) than for DDR (119 ± 16 b·min [37% HRR], 138 ± 20 b·min, and 11.2 ± 11.9 minutes) or for CE (126 ± 20 b·min [42% HRR], 144 ± 24 b·min, and 14.2 ± 12.6 minutes). The RPE was significantly higher for GB (4.2 ± 1.5) and CE (3.8 ± 1.2) than for DDR (2.7 ± 1.3). Recovery HR (RecHR) (15 minutes postexercise) was significantly higher for GB (91 ± 14 b·min) than for DDR (80 ± 11 b·min) and neared significance vs. CE (84 ± 14 b·min, p = 0.059). No difference in PkHR, RecHR, or minutes above THR was observed between DDR and CE. Session RPE was significantly higher for GB (4.6 ± 1.7) and CE (4.1 ± 1.6) than for DDR (2.8 ± 1.5). All modes elicited extended proportions of time above THR; GB: 75%, DDR: 37%, and CE: 47%. Results support that exergames are capable of eliciting physiological responses necessary for fitness improvements. Practitioners might consider exergames as periodic activity options for clients needing motivation to be regularly active.
Justin A Kraft; William D Russell; Tracy A Bowman; Clifford W Selsor; Grant D Foster
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-03
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Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri.
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