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Effects of Intensive Up-to-Exhaustion Walking Exercise on the Center of Gravity Sway

Yoshinori Nagasawa1,*, Shinichi Demura2

1Department of Health and Sports Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. 

2College of Human and Social Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.

*Corresponding author: Yoshinori Nagasawa

Date: August 3,2022 Hits: 186


Because an intensive exercise of walking up-to-exhaustion (walking exercise) results in considerable whole-body fatigue, it might affect the center of gravity sway (COGS) while standing and delay its recovery. This study aimed to examine the effects of a walking exercise on the COGS and its recovery by comparing exercising and non-exercising conditions. Fifteen healthy adult men walked on a treadmill, with a multi-stage incremental load, until exhaustion. The exercising group took the COGS test for 60 s before and immediately after exercising and after a 3-min-long sitting rest. The control group underwent the same test simultaneously. The X-axis and Y-axis trajectory lengths, total trajectory length, outer peripheral area, and rectangular area were selected as COGS variables. Repeated measures two-way (exercise x time) analysis of variance and multiple comparisons revealed that all mean COGS variables, measured after exercising, were greater than all means obtained for the control group, and than those measured in the exercising group before performing the exercise. The means of COGS variables measured in the exercising group remained greater even after a 3-min sitting rest period. In conclusion, intensive walking exercise affected the COGS in adult men. This effect was not reverted by a 3-min sitting rest.


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Effects of Intensive Up-to-Exhaustion Walking Exercise on the Center of Gravity Sway

How to cite this paper: Yoshinori Nagasawa, Shinichi Demura. (2022) Effects of Intensive Up-to-Exhaustion Walking Exercise on the Center of Gravity Sway. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(3), 314-320.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2022.07.013