Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Plowman, Sharon A.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Treadmill exercise tests--Physiological aspects||Exercise--Physiological aspects||Exercise therapy

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to (a) describe and compare physiologic responses to selected preprogrammed workouts [Blast Off (B) , Pike's Peak (P) , and Steady Climb (S)] at level five on the Stairmaster 4000PT, and (b) to compare the actual to the estimated caloric expenditure. Twenty-nine experienced stair-climbers (M=5, F=24; X̄ age=26.2 ±5.9 yr; X̄ VO[sub 2] max=51.4 ±3.9 ml.kg^(-1)min^(-1)) served as subjects. A oneway repeated measures ANOVA revealed no significant physiologic [HR (bpm): X B=144.31±15.21, X̄ P=143.76±12.90, X̄ S=141.10± 12.84; SBP (mmHg): X̄ B=150.83±20.34, X̄ P=155.14±19.08, X̄ S=154.07±17.12; DPB (mmHg): X̄ B=70.62±11.30, X̄ P=72.41±13.08, X̄ S=72.79±9.32; rate pressure product: X̄ B=214.83±39.42, X̄ P=223.41±36.32, X̄ S=216.83±29.47], metabolic [VO[sub 2] (ml.kg^(-1)min^(-1)) : X̄ B=29.38±1.27, X̄ P=27.85±2.67, X̄ S=29.25±1.52; respiratory exchange ratio: X̄ B=0.88±0.04, X̄ P=0.88±0.05, X̄ S=0.89±0.04; blood lactate (mM): X̄ B=1.92±l.ll, X̄ P=2.03±0.99, X̄ S==2.92±1.25 ] , or psychologic [RPE: X̄ B=12.79±1.35, X̄ P=13.17±1.54, X̄ S=13.72±1.33] differences between the three programs (p > 0.01). A dependent t-test revealed the difference between the caloric expenditure as estimated (X̄ B=128.86±24.63, X̄ P=128.48±26.08, X̄ S=130.79±25.23) by the Stairmaster 4000PT console and as measured (X̄ B=144.03±30.16, X̄ P=134.86±24.48, X̄ S=143.35±29.20) for each program to be statistically significant (p < 0.05) though not practically significant (<1 kcal.min'1/15 min) . The results of this study indicate that physiologic, metabolic, and psychologic responses were consistent between various programs at an intensity level of five and that the caloric expenditure as calculated by the Stairmaster 4000PT console provides a practical estimation of caloric expenditure.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [24]-25)

Extent

55 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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