Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women

@article{Thomas2007PhysiologicalCA,
  title={Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women},
  author={Elju Eldho Thomas and Giuseppe De Vito and Andrea Macaluso},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={100},
  pages={293-299}
}
Walking on a treadmill with Body Weight Unloading (BWU), which has been successfully used on patients with neurological conditions, may also be used as a training tool to increase walking speed in healthy individuals. We hypothesised that BWU enables individuals to walk at a faster speed on a treadmill than they would do in normal gravity conditions without increasing their effort and with an increase in both stride length (SL) and stride frequency (SF). Oxygen uptake, heart rate (HR), SL and… CONTINUE READING

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