Graduate Student Council Research Grants
The impact of wearing the Cosmed K4b2 metabolic system on 5k running performance
M.S.E.S. in Exercise Science
This is an important project to the field of exercise science as these portable devices have been extensively used to measure running economy during long distance running without considering the weight of the equipment. Besides, to the author's knowledge no studies up to date have examined if carrying this equipment can affect the amount of energy required by runners to maintain their time performance, energy required to run at the same velocity (running economy), stride length, cadence, oxygen consumption (VO2), and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) which allows for the interpretation of substrate utilization (energy source; fats, carbohydrates) during a 5k run.
da Costa Valladao, Silvio Polly, "The impact of wearing the Cosmed K4b2 metabolic system on 5k running performance" (2019). Graduate Student Council Research Grants. 35.