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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

The effect of stair climbing versus treadmill on heart response: A comparison study


Author(s): Rajan Balakrishnan, Ravikumar Murugaesan, Kanyan Anak Tingkai

Abstract: Objective– The study aimed to compare the heart rate responses during stair climbing versus treadmill walking and to determine whether the responses were of sufficient magnitude to elicit cardio respiratory training effects.
Background- There is numerous studies done on effective exercise mode and alternatives exercise as a choice for maintaining and improving cardio respiratory fitness but there is less study which compares the effectiveness of stair climbing versus treadmill walking on heart responses to determine whether the responses were of sufficient magnitude to elicit cardio respiratory training effects.
Study Design- An Experimental study.
Methods- 30 participants were randomly selected, aged ranging between 18-30. Then they were randomly assigned into 2 groups. Each group has 15 participants, stair climbing and treadmill walking group. Pre and post of blood pressure and heart rate of stair climbing and treadmill walking activities were taken to make the comparison.
Result- The result of this study showed that both of the group had significant effect on heart rate. However, there was significance different between both groups on blood pressure especially for systolic pressure.


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How to cite this article:
Rajan Balakrishnan, Ravikumar Murugaesan, Kanyan Anak Tingkai. The effect of stair climbing versus treadmill on heart response: A comparison study. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 25-29.
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