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Res Q Exerc Sport. 1991 Dec;62(4):420-3.

The metabolic cost of two ranges of arm position height with and without hand weights during low impact aerobic dance.

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Human Performance Lab, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530.

Abstract

To determine the energy cost of low impact aerobic dance while varying arm movement height and the use of hand weights, 10 adults volunteered to participate in four choreographed trials. All trials consisted of identical leg movements. Arm movements, however, were performed above shoulder level both with and without 0.9-kg hand weights and below shoulder level both with and without 0.9-kg hand weights. Open circuit spirometry was employed throughout the 10-min videotape guided trials, and heart rate was measured by telemetry. Neither the use of hand weights nor the change in arm position height significantly altered the energy cost of low impact aerobic dance. However, heart rate responses were significantly different. Caution should be observed by aerobics instructors and participants as to the use of heart rate as an indicator of intensity for low impact aerobic dance.

PMID:
1780565
DOI:
10.1080/02701367.1991.10607543
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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