International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Energy Expenditure of Obese Men Walking with Body Weight Support
Toni T. LaSala, Jordan Cola, Michael A. Figueroa, Genevieve Pinto Zipp

Purpose: To investigate the effects of energy expenditure during walking at 100% to 75% while on a lower body positive pressure treadmill (LBPP) on energy expenditure in men classified as obese. Results: Total EE, EEFM, and EEFFM were significantly lower (p<.05) at 75% BW compared to 100% BW. Conclusion: Un weighting on the LBPP can is safe and can be used as an effective exercise modality to increase energy expenditure over time.

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