Effects of Music Stepping Cadence on 3-min Step Test Performance in Hong Kong Females

節奏強烈的音樂拍子對女性 在三分鐘登臺階測試表現之探討


  • Robert Siu Kuen NG (吳兆權) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HONG KONG (香港理工大學)
  • Violette Fu Po LIN (林伏波) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG (香港中文大學)




Heart rate, music cadence, physical fitness, step test


LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.

This study compared the performance of university females in Hong Kong with different ages and physical activity participation levels on two 3-min step-tests using different cadences. Fifty-six students were classified into three groups. They performed two step-tests randomly on a 30-cm high bench with metronome (MN) and hip-hop music (HH) cadences at 96 beat·min-1 with 60 min rest between. The preference of either cadence was indicated upon completion of both. Rate of perceived exertion was reported at 2-min (RPE2) and 2.5-min (RPE2.5). Heart rates at rest (by monitors, HRr) and 1-min post-exercise (by monitors, HRh; by pulse, HRp) were recorded. Results indicated that more than 80% of them preferred HH. Among all groups, although paired t-tests showed no significant differences (p>0.05) between the performance of MN and HH, the latter elicited a higher HRp, HRh, RPE2 and RPE2.5, and both cadences were highly correlated (r=0.70-0.91, p<0.001). MANOVA showed no significant differences for the responses of HRp, HRh, RPE2 and RPE2.5 under the two stepping cadences (Hotelling’s Trace=0.27, p>0.05). There was no interaction between age and physical activity participation level (Hotelling’s Trace=0.23, p>0.05). HH seemed a reliable cadence for 3-min step-test in females of different ages and physical activity participation levels.



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NG, R. S. K., & LIN, V. F. P. . (2011). Effects of Music Stepping Cadence on 3-min Step Test Performance in Hong Kong Females: 節奏強烈的音樂拍子對女性 在三分鐘登臺階測試表現之探討. Asian Journal of Physical Education &Amp; Recreation, 17(1), 65–70. https://doi.org/10.24112/ajper.171889