Mechanical work and metabolic cost of walking after weight loss in obese adolescents.

@article{Peyrot2010MechanicalWA,
  title={Mechanical work and metabolic cost of walking after weight loss in obese adolescents.},
  author={Nicolas Peyrot and Jean-Benoit Morin and David Thivel and Laurie Isacco and Michel Taillardat and Alain Belli and Pascale Duch{\'e}},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1914-22}
}
PURPOSE This study was performed to investigate whether changes in biomechanical parameters of walking explain the reduction in net metabolic cost after weight loss in obese adolescents. METHODS Body composition and metabolic and mechanical energy costs of walking at 1.25 m·s(-1) were assessed in 16 obese adolescents before and after a weight loss. Center of mass (COM) and foot accelerations were measured using two inertial sensors and integrated twice to determine COM and foot velocities and… CONTINUE READING