Cathartic Response After Exposure to Mental Stress
A total of 29 young men jogged on a treadmill at voluntary pace in two laboratory conditions; 1) mental stress and 2) neutral geographical video. The increased arousal after mental stress was transferred over into the jogging period, so that subjects covered greater distance, jogged faster (watts and heart rate) while they did not feel greater effort after the mental stress in contrast to the control video condition.
Steps to reproduce
Randomize about 30 subjects into 2 groups (stress and control). Counterbalance the two interventions. Have the subjects exercise at a voluntary pace after both stress and video record their physiological responses and exercise performance measures, and then see the difference between the two.