The effects of adding mass to the legs on the energetics and biomechanics of walking.

@article{Browning2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of adding mass to the legs on the energetics and biomechanics of walking.},
  author={Raymond C. Browning and Jesse R Modica and Rodger Kram and Ambarish Goswami},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={515-25}
}
PURPOSE The metabolic cost of walking increases when mass is added to the legs, but the effects of load magnitude and location on the energetics and biomechanics of walking are unclear. We hypothesized that with leg loading 1) net metabolic rate would be related to the moment of inertia of the leg (I(leg)), 2) kinematics would be conserved, except for heavy… CONTINUE READING