KINEMATIC COMPARISON OF TETHERED, STATIONARY UNDERWATER RUNNING AND TREADMILL RUNNING

  • Janet Halverson
  • Moira McPherson
  • Carlos Zerpa

Abstract

It is estimated that up to 70% of Americans who engage in running or jogging as a regular form of exercise will experience a running related injury (Butts, Tucker & Greening, 1991). There has been much interest in deep water running as a method for maintaining or improving fitness when recovering from an injury. Very little research has been done to compare the mechanics of the two training modes. The purpose of this study was to compare specific kinematic variables associated with tethered, stationary underwater running and treadmill running under both controlled heart rate and controlled cadence conditions.
Published
2008-03-25