The physiological cost of carrying light and heavy loads

@article{Myles1979ThePC,
  title={The physiological cost of carrying light and heavy loads},
  author={Wayne Myles and Penelope Saunders},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={42},
  pages={125-131}
}
Nine subjects walked on a treadmill with load weights equal to 10% and 40% of body weight carried on the back. Although the speed of the treadmill was selected so that the measured oxygen consumption (VO2) was the same for both load conditions, the heavier load placed an extra strain on the cardiopulmonary system and was perceived by all subjects as harder work than the lighter load. When the subjects worked at their own pace, walking on a level road or climbing stairs with load weights equal… CONTINUE READING

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