Testosterone and human performance: influence of the color red

@article{Hackney2005TestosteroneAH,
  title={Testosterone and human performance: influence of the color red},
  author={Anthony C. Hackney},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96},
  pages={330-333}
}
  • A. Hackney
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology
This study examined the testosterone responses of men to an exercise bout simulating a competitive sporting effort in order to determine if the wearing of red-colored apparel influenced the hormonal response. Male subjects (n=10) were placed into sets of matched-pairs and performed VO2max cycle ergometry exercise test to exhaustion to simulate the competitive effort. Each member of a pairing was randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups—the wearing of red-colored clothing, or the wearing… 
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