Strength & Conditioning

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of movement sonification auditory feedback on repetitions and brain activity during bench press. Twenty participants performed bench press until failure in three different sound conditions: no-sound, self-selected music, and movement sonification. Repetition maximum was measured to assess bench press performance. Beta wave representing arousal level and frontal alpha asymmetry indicating motivation level and type were also measured. Results showed that frontal alpha asymmetry in movement sonification was significantly higher than that in music and no-sound, but no statistically significant differences were observed in repetition maximum and beta wave among the three conditions. In conclusion, this study concluded movement sonification auditory feedback can be used to motivate individuals rather than listening to music during bench press.