Adaptations of older adults to concentric and eccentric endurance exercise

Gault, Mandy L. (2010) Adaptations of older adults to concentric and eccentric endurance exercise. Doctoral thesis, University of Southampton; University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The first aim was to examine in older adults the acute physiological effects of eccentric exercise (i.e. downhill treadmill walking, DW: -10% gradient, 30-min) at a self-selected walking speed. The secondary aim was to examine in older adults the effects of a 12-week concentric (level treadmill walking, LW: 0% gradient) and eccentric (downhill treadmill walking, DW: -10% gradient) endurance exercise intervention (30-min, 3x week) at a self-selected walking speed (SSWS, re-evaluated every 4-weeks) on the functional and physiological adaptations. Participants were randomly assigned to an exercise group (LW: 0=13 or DW: n=IS). Eighteen participants (8 LWand 10 DW) completed the 12-week intervention. Wearing the Cosmed K4b2 portable metabolic system had no effect on performance and physiological responses during the I-mile Rockport Fitness Walking Test (Study I)...

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Depositing User: Debbie Bogard
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:30
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 10:30
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/813

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