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Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708

  Soldiers who serve in the "elite" units of the British Army are expected to "speed march" carrying heavy backpack loads, which involves a combination of both running and fast walking movements as an individual and in groups. It is generally accepted by the military that a soldier who walks will expend less energy than a soldier who runs at any given velocity when carrying a backpack. At certain velocities, however, it might be metabolically advantageous for individual soldiers to run rather than walk.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 April 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)

  • DOI:

    10.1249/01.mss.0000353442.94255.27

  • Library of Congress:

    RC1200 Sports Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    613 Personal health & safety

Citation

Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R. & Simpson, R. J. (2009). Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 57. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000353442.94255.27. ISSN 0195-9131

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Keywords

Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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