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Treadmill adaptation and verification of self-selected walking speed : a protocol for children

By Paulo Amorim, Andrew P. Hills and Nuala M. Byrne


The term self-selected (i.e., individual or comfortable walking pace or speed) is commonly used in the literature (Frost, Dowling, Bar-Or, & Dyson, 1997; Jeng, Liao, Lai, & Hou, 1997; Wergel-Kolmert & Wohlfart, 1999; Maltais, Bar-Or, Pienynowski, & Galea, 2003; Browning & Kram, 2005; Browning, Baker, Herron, & Kram, 2006; Hills, Byrne, Wearing, & Armstrong, 2006) and is identified as the most efficient walking speed, with increased efficiency defined by lower oxygen uptake (VO^sub 2^) per unit mechanical work (Hoyt & Taylor, 1981; Taylor, Heglund, & Maloiy, 1982; Hreljac, 1993). [...] assessing individual and group differences in metabolic energy expenditure using oxygen uptake requires individuals to be comfortable with, and able to accommodate to, the equipment

Topics: 110107 Metabolic Medicine, 110602 Exercise Physiology, Preferred Walking Pace, Reproducibility, Treadmill Accommodation, Younger
Publisher: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Year: 2009
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