Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
versão impressa ISSN 1517-8692
KRINSKI, Kleverton et al. Physiological and perception responses comparison during treadmill walking at self-selected pace between genders. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.4, pp. 291-294. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922010000400012.
The aim of this study was to compare physiological and perception responses between genders during treadmill walking at self-selected pace. 17 men and 17 women aged 23.32 ± 3.06 yr were investigated: (I) anthropometric assessment and incremental exhaustion test, (II) a 20-minute walking bout on treadmill at their self-selected pace. The independent t test was utilized to verify any gender differences, with a level of p < 0.05. The self-selected walking pace was significantly greater in men than women (1.65 ± 0.18 and 1.50 ± 0.12 m·sec-1, respectively), and consequently resulted in higher absolute O2 for men compared to women (21.2 ± 5.5 and 18.3 ± 2.7, respectively). However, both genders self-selected a similar relative exercise intensity %O2max (37.5 ± 10.7 and 40.3 ± 7.2 for men and women, respectively). The subjective perceived exertion (SPE) did not differ between genders (10.2 ± 1.0 and 9.8 ± 1.2 for men and women, respectively). The results of the present study demonstrated that regardless of gender, physically active young adults self-selected a similar relative exercise intensity that reflected in similar SPE. Furthermore, gait at self-selected intensity was insufficient to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in this sample.
Palavras-chave : oxygen uptake; heart rate; exertion; physical activity.