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The metabolic cost of carrying a single- versus double-strap golf bag.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18438213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to compare energy expenditure and perceived comfort using two modes of carrying a golf bag. Fifteen men completed 2 trials of walking on a treadmill while carrying a golf bag. During 1 of 2 trials, an extra strap was added to convert a single-strap bag to a double-strap bag. The order was randomized. Oxygen consumption (L x min(-1)), heart rate, perceived exertion, and perceived comfort were measured during the 5-minute walk. Oxygen consumption was significantly lower carrying the double-strap golf bag (L x min(-1), p = 0.0004; ml x kg(-1) x min(-1), p < 0.0003), as were heart rate (p = 0.0013) and rate of perceived exertion (p < 0.005) During the double strap trial, the perceived comfort was higher (p < 0.005). Improvements in metabolic demands and comfort while carrying a double-strap golf bag should increase walking tolerance in golf.
Elizabeth R Ikeda; Laura Cooper; Patrick Gulick; Phong Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-06     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  974-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Exercise Test
Exercise Tolerance
Heart Rate / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Sports Equipment*
Weight-Bearing / physiology*

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