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Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts.

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Peterson, MJ; Palmer, DR; Laubach, LL
Published in: J Strength Cond Res
May 2004

This study compared the caloric expenditure of 30 consecutive minutes (30 minute) of moderate intensity walking with 3 intermittent 10-minute bouts (3 x 10 minutes) of moderate intensity walking in healthy, unfit men (40-49 years). Screening consisted of VO(2)max testing, which was measured using the Balke graded exercise test. Criteria for participation in this study included a measured VO(2)max less than 33.8 ml.kg(-1).min(-1) (<25th percentile for cardiorespiratory fitness). Twenty men participated in this study. Testing consisted of 4 trials with a minimum of 5 days between each trial. The 30-minute and 3 x 10-minute bouts were each performed twice to measure test-retest reliability. Once reliability was found, the 2 30-minute and the 2 3 x 10-minute trials were averaged for further data analyses; t-tests showed no significant differences in energy expenditure between 1 continuous 30-minute and the 3 x 10-minute walking bouts at 274 and 279 kcal (p = 0.09), respectively. Thus, 3 x 10-minute intermittent walking bouts throughout the day are equally beneficial, in terms of caloric expenditure, as 1 30-minute continuous walking bout.

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J Strength Cond Res

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ISSN

1064-8011

Publication Date

May 2004

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start / End Page

373 / 376

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Sport Sciences
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Adult
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
 

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Peterson, M. J., Palmer, D. R., & Laubach, L. L. (2004). Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts. J Strength Cond Res, 18(2), 373–376. https://doi.org/10.1519/R-12822.1
Peterson, Matthew J., David R. Palmer, and Lloyd L. Laubach. “Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts.J Strength Cond Res 18, no. 2 (May 2004): 373–76. https://doi.org/10.1519/R-12822.1.
Peterson MJ, Palmer DR, Laubach LL. Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 May;18(2):373–6.
Peterson, Matthew J., et al. “Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts.J Strength Cond Res, vol. 18, no. 2, May 2004, pp. 373–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1519/R-12822.1.
Peterson MJ, Palmer DR, Laubach LL. Comparison of caloric expenditure in intermittent and continuous walking bouts. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 May;18(2):373–376.

Published In

J Strength Cond Res

DOI

ISSN

1064-8011

Publication Date

May 2004

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start / End Page

373 / 376

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Sport Sciences
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Adult
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise