We compared the metabolic and cardio circulatory strain during Walking and Jogging under consideration of the individual training conditions. Besides, we examined whether intensity recommendations on the basis of heart rates (HR) measured during a Cycle Ergometry (CE) are also suitable for a Walking-training. 11 health athletes (HA) [maximal performance (Pmax): 2,7 ± 0,6 W·kg-1] and 13 leisure time athletes (LA) [Pmax: 4,5 ± 0,6 W·kg-1] performed first of all an incremental graded CE. Furthermore, all subjects performed exhaustive field step tests both in Walking and in Jogging to determine the individual anaerobic threshold (IAT). During Walking both HRmax (10% in LA and 7% in HA) and Laktatmax (43% in LA and 32% in HA) were lower than during Jogging. HR at the IAT was also 19 to 17% lower during Walking if compared to Jogging. Mean HR at the IATWalkig corresponded both in HA and in LA to mean HR at the IATCE, however, individual differences up to 17 min-1 have to be considered. Although the cardio circulatoric and metabolic strain of Walking is both at maximum and at the IAT lower if compared to Jogging, the IAT of all HA and 11 LA reaches an effective range above of 65% of HRmax. HRlat of Walking and CE are similar. When calculating walking training heart rates from CE, clear individual discrepancies have to be considered.
|Translated title of the contribution||Characteristic strain of walking as compared to jogging and cycle ergometry in persons with different aerobic performance capacity|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Cycle ergometry
- Endurance training
- Health- and leisure time sport