METs and HR at moderate intensity on the Thorotread: Adding to the compendium of physical activity
Holland, James A.
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Holland, J.A., & Pridgett, J. 2014. METs and HR at Moderate Intensity on the Thorotread: Adding to the Compendium of Physical Activity. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 95
The Compendium of Physical Activities is a list of estimated energy expenditures of more than six hundred physical activities. No studies have established the estimated energy expenditure of the Thorotread treadmill. 14 active, college aged subjects (25.1 plus/minus 4.01 years), weight range of 100 to 220 lbs (169.3 plus/minus 38.4 lbs), participated in one bout of a 10 minute protocol. A 5 minute walking phase at 3.5 mph and an incline of 0.5 immediately followed by a 5 minute work phase pressing the console which applied a resistance at 15-20% of their total body weight. A paired samples t-test, P ?0.05, found energy expenditure during working conditions was significantly greater (8.73 plus/minus 1.51 METs) then walking conditions (5.38 plus/minus 1.15 METs).
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Human Performance Studies, College of Education