Physical demands during folk dancing

  title={Physical demands during folk dancing},
  author={Ewa Wigaeus and {\AA}sa Kilbom},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
This investigation was undertaken to evaluate the aerobic demands during one of the most popular and demanding Swedish folk dances the “hambo∝. Six men and six women, ranging in age from 22 to 32, participated. Their physical work capacity was investigated on a bicycle ergometer and a treadmill, using two to three submaximal and one maximal loads. All subjects were moderately well-trained and their average maximal oxygen uptake on the treadmill were 2.5 and 3.71/min (42.8 and 53.2 ml/kg·min−1… CONTINUE READING

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