Acute resistance exercise facilitates attention control in adult males without an age-moderating effect

Shu Shih Hsieh, Yu Kai Chang, Chin Lung Fang, Tsung-Min Hong

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The current study examined the effects of acute resistance exercise (RE) on adult males' attention control. Eighteen younger males (23.9 ± 2.3 years) and 17 older males (66.4 ± 1.2 years) were recruited. Participants underwent a RE session and a reading session in a counterbalanced order. RE protocol required individuals to perform two sets of 10 repetitions of eight exercises using weights set at 70% of 10-repetition maximum. Attention control was assessed by go/no-go SART with intraindividual variability in reaction times (IIV in RT), in addition to reaction time and accuracy, employed as measures of attention control. Results indicated that IIV in RT was smaller following RE sessions than after reading sessions for both age groups. In addition, RTs were shorter after the exercise session. These findings suggest that RE enhances attention control in adult males and that the size of this effect is not moderated by age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Acute exercise
  • Executive control
  • Intraindividual variability
  • Reaction times

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  • Applied Psychology

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Acute resistance exercise facilitates attention control in adult males without an age-moderating effect. / Hsieh, Shu Shih; Chang, Yu Kai; Fang, Chin Lung; Hong, Tsung-Min.

In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Vol. 38, No. 3, 01.06.2016, p. 247-254.

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