SELF-PACING DURING SUSTAINED, REPETITIVE EXERCISE

Authors
  1. Myles, W.S.
  2. Eclache, J.P.
  3. Beaury, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
During Exercise Fastball, 25 young French infantry soldiers walked 204 km in 6 d. A different load weight was assigned to each subject to ensure that they all worked at the same percentage of their aerobic power (V sub 02 max). The actual energy expended during the march was monitored by recording heart rates by ECG telemetry. The results confirmed that adjusting the load weight is a practical means of ensuring the same relative workload for subjects with different V sub 02 max. Furthermore, fit young soldiers will self-pace at 30-40% of V sub 02 max and will continue to do so for at least 6 d. The factor limiting performance for many of these subjects was the condition of their feet as a result of walking on the hard road surface.
Report Number
PUB-79-X-6 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1979
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
Aviat, Space Environ. Med., vol 50, no 9, 1979, p 921-924
DSTKIM No
79-03213
CANDIS No
87541
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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