Practical Use of Stairs to Assess Fitness, Prescribe and Perform Physical Activity Training

  title={Practical Use of Stairs to Assess Fitness, Prescribe and Perform Physical Activity Training},
  author={Jasem Ramadan Al Kandari and Salman Mohammad and Ruqayyah Al-Hashem and G. Telahoun and Mario Barac-nieto},
Aim: Evaluating climbing stairs for prescription and implementation of physical activity regimes. Methods: Healthy females (F, n = 14), and males (M, n = 15) participated. By climbing 100 steps of stairs with 0.173 m height, Heart rate (HR) and oxygen uptake were measured throughout the floors; Blood pressure (BP) was measured at ground and the 5th floors only. Results: Energy increased from 2 to 7.6 was metabolic equivalents (METs = 3.5 ml O2/ at 17.3 m elevation in 2 min. at the 5th… Expand

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