Wearing colored glasses can influence the exercise performance and testosterone concentration

Andre Londe, Moacir Marocolo, Isabela Marocolo, James Fisher, Gustavo Ribiero Da Mota

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Perception of red color is associated with higher testosterone concentration and better human performance. Thus, we evaluated the acute effects of wearing colored-lens glasses on the YoYo intermittent endurance exercise test 2 (YoYoIE2) performance indicators and testosterone concentration. Ten soccer players performed three YoYoIE2 (counterbalanced crossover) wearing colorless (control), blue- or red-lensed glasses (2–4 days of rest in between). YoYoIE2 performance did not differ among the trials (p>0.05), but blood testosterone increased post-exercise in red compared to red baseline (red=14%, effect size=0.75). Analysis showed faster heart rate recovery (p<0.05) at 1 min post-test for blue compared to red lenses. Rating of perceived exertion and blood lactate concentration did not differ (p>0.05) among the trials. Wearing red-colored lenses during high-intensity intermittent exercise increased testosterone concentration, but do not influence performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E46-E51
JournalSports medicine International Open
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Mar 2018

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Londe, A., Marocolo, M., Marocolo, I., Fisher, J., & Da Mota, G. R. (Accepted/In press). Wearing colored glasses can influence the exercise performance and testosterone concentration. Sports medicine International Open, 2(2), E46-E51.
Londe, Andre ; Marocolo, Moacir ; Marocolo, Isabela ; Fisher, James ; Da Mota, Gustavo Ribiero. / Wearing colored glasses can influence the exercise performance and testosterone concentration. In: Sports medicine International Open. 2018 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. E46-E51.
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In: Sports medicine International Open, Vol. 2, No. 2, 22.03.2018, p. E46-E51.

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