The physiologic response of exercising in the water and on land with and without the X1000 walk ‘N tone exercise belt

Jacalyn J. Robert, Laura Jones, Mike Bobo

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Abstract

Study of the physiological effects of exercise that decreases lower joint impact is needed. Participants (N = 18) were exposed to either land or water exercise that included or did not include wearing a belt. Physiological variables of caloric expenditure, net oxygen cost, net oxygen pulse, and heart rate were assessed A 2 × 2 (Environment × Belt) analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed a significant environment main effect for net oxygen cost and caloric expenditure. Water actually decreased the energy cost of the exercise. A 2 × 2 × 4 (Environment × Belt × Time) ANOVA revealed a significant environment main effect for net oxygen cost and caloric expenditure. Specifically, land heart rates increased over time, whereas water heart rates did not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1996

Keywords

  • Caloric cost
  • Heart rate response
  • Net oxygen cost
  • Water exercise

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