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Emotion Regulation of Others and Self (EROS): A Collaborative Research Network

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The BASES expert statement on use of music in exercise
The use of music during exercise has become ubiquitous over the past two decades and is now supported by a burgeoning body of research detailing its effects and the contingencies surrounding its use. The purpose of this statement is to present a synopsis of the body of knowledge, with selected references, and to provide practical recommendations for exercise practitioners regarding music selection. Following the identification of methodological shortcomings in early studies, researchers have been guided by new conceptual frameworks, and have produced more consistent findings as a consequence. The use of music has been found to yield ergogenic effects in the exercise domain while also promoting psychological (e.g. enhanced affect) and psychophysical (reduced ratings of perceived exertion) benefits. There is a paucity of research examining the longitudinal effects of music on key outcome variables such as exercise adherence.

Primary contributor

Author Costas I. Karageorghis

Additional contributors

Co-author Peter C. Terry
Co-author Andrew M. Lane
Co-author Daniel T. Bishop
Co-author David-lee Priest

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
01 May 2012
Journal of sports sciences

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Karageorghis, Costas I. et al (2012) The BASES expert statement on use of music in exercise. Journal of sports sciences. 30 (9), pp. 953-956 Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.


Karageorghis Costas I. et al. The BASES expert statement on use of music in exercise. Journal of sports sciences 2012; 30 (9): 953-956.