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Parameters of walking and jogging in young adults

Barreira, Tiago V and Rowe, David and Kang, Minsoo (2010) Parameters of walking and jogging in young adults. International Journal of Exercise Science, 3 (1). pp. 4-13. ISSN 1939-795X

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    Abstract

    Int J Exerc Sci 3(1): 4-13, 2010. The purposes of this study were to a) investigate the average heart rate (HR), speed, stride length, and stride rate during moderate intensity walking and jogging in healthy young adults, b) cross validate the walking stride length calculation based on 42% of height and c) provide reliability information for measurement of walking and jogging steps, speed, stride length, and stride rate. Participants (N=130) wore two Yamax SW-200 pedometers and a Polar A-1 HR monitor while performing walking and jogging trials. The correlation between estimated (0.71 ± 0.04 m·stride-1) and actual stride length (0.78 ± 0.05 m·stride-1) was moderate (r = .46). However, a significant difference was observed between the two measurements (t(115) = -14.24, p < .001). The reliability results for speed, stride length, and stride rate showed that two or fewer trials were enough to achieve reliable estimates. In conclusion, when instructed to walk at a moderate pace, healthy young adults tend to walk at an average pace that is greater than that recommended for meeting current public health recommendations (80 m·min-1). Similarly, when instructed to jog at a comfortable pace, healthy young adults tend to jog at a speed greater than that corresponding to vigorous intensity physical activity (134 m·min-1). The results of the reliability analysis indicate that in healthy young adults, to measure typical walking and jogging patterns using a pedometer, only two trials for walking and one trial for jogging are necessary to achieve reliable estimates. Stride rate calculations requires the combination of two trials and one pedometer for both walking and jogging.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 27304
    Keywords: pedometer, reliability, step counts, heart rate, stride, Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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      Depositing user: Mr Stewart Smith
      Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 11:20
      Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:18
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27304

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