Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during Tai Chi Chuan exercise.

  title={Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during Tai Chi Chuan exercise.},
  author={Dayou Zhuo and Roy Jesse Shephard and Michael J. Plyley and Geoffrey M. Davis},
  journal={Canadian journal of applied sport sciences. Journal canadien des sciences appliquees au sport},
  volume={9 1},
Tai Chi Chuan is a form of traditional Chinese exercise which has been widely practised in China for preventive and therapeutic purposes. The present study was designed to determine the physiological demands of this exercise modality. Eleven healthy males, aged 28.4 years, were studied for oxygen cost and related metabolic variables, heart rate and blood pressure during the performance of the Long-Form Tai Chi Chuan of Yang's style. Data was collected by an automated respiratory gas analyzer… CONTINUE READING

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