The Effects of Running With a Partner on Cardiovascular Performance and Motivation

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Neely, Jon-Thomas
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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of running with a partner on cardiovascular performance and motivation. The study focused on three variables: run time, caloric output, and motivation. In order to determine the effects, healthy volunteers were placed into two groups: the control group or the experimental group. The control group ran 1680 meters twice, both times by themselves. The experimental group ran once by themselves and a second time with a partner who ran at a faster pace. Using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 26, we were able to determine that running with a partner had no statistical significance on run time and caloric output. However, we determined that running with a partner made a statistically significant difference by increasing motivation
Behavioral and Health Sciences, Running, partner, performance, motivation