International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Physiological Responses of Walking on a Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill in Males Classified as Obese.
Toni T. LaSala, Genevieve Pinto Zipp Vincent A. DeBari, Michael A. Figueroa

Purpose: To investigate physiological responses to walking at 100% to 75% while on a lower body positive pressure treadmill (LBPP).Results: and Heart rate (HR), rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and peak oxygen consumption (V̇ O2peak)were significantly lower(p<.05) at 75% BW compared to 100% BW. Conclusion: Unweighting on the LBPP can be used as a low to moderate intensity exercise for obese individuals to sustain physical activity and improve one’s exercise tolerance resulting in an improved quality of life.

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