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Trekking poles reduce downhill walking-induced muscle and cartilage damage in obese women

Body Composition Assessment
Cho SY, Roh HT
Used Parameters : Body composition

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Physical Therapy Science

[Purpose] This study investigated the effect of the use of trekking poles on muscle and cartilage damage and fatigue during downhill walking in obese women.[Subjects and Methods] Subjects included eight obese women who had a body fat percentage greater than 30. Subjects performed downhill walking without a trekking pole (NP) and with a trekking pole (TP) at 50% heart rate reserve for 30 minutes on a treadmill. The treadmill was set at a 15% downhill declination. Blood samples were collected to examine muscle damage (serum …
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