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dc.contributor.authorBeale, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Neil S.
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Oliver R.
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Becky
dc.contributor.authorChurch, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-01T11:48:31Z
dc.date.available2021-11-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2021-11-01T11:48:31Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-01
dc.identifier.citationBeale L, Maxwell N, Gibson O, Twomey R, Taylor B, Church A (2014) 'Oxygen cost of recreational horse-riding in females', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12 (6), pp.808-813.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1543-3080
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jpah.2012-0428
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625152
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to characterize the physiological demands of a riding session comprising different types of recreational horse riding in females. METHODS Sixteen female recreational riders (aged 17-54 years) completed an incremental cycle ergometer exercise test to determine peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) and a 45 minute riding session based upon a British Horse Society Stage 2 riding lesson (including walking, trotting, cantering and work without stirrups). Oxygen consumption (VO2), from which metabolic equivalent (MET) and energy expenditure values were derived, was measured throughout. RESULTS The mean VO2 requirement for trotting/cantering (18.4 ± 5.1 ml.kg-1.min-1; 52 ± 12% VO2peak; 5.3 ± 1.1 METs) was similar to walking/trotting (17.4 ± 5.1 ml.kg-1.min-1; 48 ± 13% VO2peak; 5.0 ± 1.5 METs) and significantly higher than for work without stirrups (14.2 ± 2.9 ml.kg-1.min-1; 41 ± 12% VO2peak; 4.2 ± 0.8 METs) (P = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS The oxygen cost of different activities typically performed in a recreational horse riding session meets the criteria for moderate intensity exercise (3-6 METs) in females, and trotting combined with cantering imposes the highest metabolic demand. Regular riding could contribute to the achievement of the public health recommendations for physical activity in this population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jpah/12/6/article-p808.xmlen_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectexercise intensityen_US
dc.subjectenergy expenditureen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::C600 Sports Scienceen_US
dc.titleOxygen cost of recreational horse-riding in femalesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Physical Activity and Healthen_US
dc.date.updated2021-11-01T11:45:14Z
dc.description.note© 2014 Human Kinetics. Version as accepted for publication (also see https://research.brighton.ac.uk/en/publications/oxygen-cost-of-recreational-horse-riding-in-females)


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