Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Richard Latin
Dr. Kris Berg
Dr. Wayne Stuberg
The purpose of this study was to measure the oxygen cost, energy expenditure, and heart rate of glideboarding at selected cadences and distance. The subjects were healthy males (N=30), 19 to 32 years old. They glideboarded at the cadences of 42, 48, and 54 bpm and distance of 1.73 m until steady rate was achieved. Ten of the subjects repeated the protocol for test-retest reliability. The oxygen cost was 23.6, 26.7, and 31.8 ml/kg/min for the respective cadences of 42, 48, and 54 bpm. A one-way ANOVA for repeated measures and Tukey’s post-hoc tests indicated significant (p <0.05) differences among the cadences. Pearson correlation coefficients and correlated t tests were determined for test-retest data. There were strong correlations of r=0.83, 0.94, and 0.93 for the respective cadences and all t values were not significant (p> 0.05). The results indicated that the oxygen cost of glideboarding was comparable to other forms of aerobic exercise. Therefore, it can be assumed that glideboarding may be incorporated into a weight loss or training program. Due to the lack of published data, it is suggested that the oxygen cost of glideboarding be further investigated.
Tolle, Randy, "Oxygen cost of glideboarding at selected cadences and distance" (1993). Student Work. 652.