THE PHYSIOLOGICAL COST OF CARRYING LIGHT AND HEAVY LOADS

Authors
  1. Myles, W.S.
  2. Saunders, P.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Nine subjects walked on a treadmill with load weights equal to 10% and 40% of body weight carried on the back. Although the speed of the treadmill was selected so that the measured oxygen consumption (VO sub 2) was the same for both load conditions, the heavier load placed an extra strain on the cardiopulmonary system and was perceived by all subjects as harder work than the lighter load.
Report Number
PUB-79-X-4 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1979
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Eur. J Appl. Physiol, vol 42, 1979, p 125-131
DSTKIM No
80-00788
CANDIS No
88488
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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