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1- Exercise and Sports Science Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
2- Exercise and Sports Science Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ,
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Background. Affective responses (pleasure or displeasure feelings) to high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) are dependent on the intensity of the work-interval phases, but current evidence is limited to the prescribed-based HIIE protocol (P-HIIE) in overweight and obese adults. The influence of the self-paced HIIE protocol (S-HIIE) on perceptual responses (affective, enjoyment, and perceived exertion) is currently unclear.
Objectives. This study examined perceptual responses to S-HIIE and P-HIIE in adults overweight and with obesity.
Methods. Twenty-four overweight and obese men and women (8 men and 16 women; mean ± SD: age = 26.7 ± 0.3 years; body mass index= 26.9 ± 3.7 kg.m-2) were randomized to P-HIIE (n=12; 6×1-min work-intervals at 90% of maximal aerobic speed) or S-HIIE (n=12; 6×1-min work-intervals at self-paced intensity) groups. P-HIIE and S-HIIE work intervals were separated by 75 s recovery. Perceptual responses were recorded before (affective), during (affective and perceived exertion), and after (enjoyment) all conditions.
Results. S-HIIE elicited greater affect responses across all work intervals compared to P-HIIE (all P < 0.03, all effect size (ES) > 0.66), but no post-enjoyment differences were evident in both conditions (P=0.42, ES=0.40). Perceived exertion was significantly greater during P-HIIE compared to S-HIIE at work intervals 1 to 3 (all P < 0.04, all ES > 0.58).
Conclusion. Despite a similar post-enjoyment in both HIIE conditions, S-HIIE could offer superiority to the P-HIIE, which brings significantly greater affective responses for the entire work interval phase, suggesting the viability of this protocol for health strategy promotion in overweight and obese adults.
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• S-HIIE elicited greater affective responses for the entire work interval phases than P-HIIE.
• Similar enjoyment responses were evident following P-HIIE and S-HIIE.
• S-HIIE generated comparable heart rate responses pattern as in P-HIIE.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2022/07/20 | Accepted: 2022/09/18

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