Metabolic equivalents of body weight resistance exercise with slow movement in older adults using indirect calorimetry

Takashi Nakagata, Yosuke Yamada, Hisashi Naito
2019 Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism  
We examined the metabolic equivalents (METs) of body weight resistance exercise with slow movement in older adults using indirect calorimetry. Thirteen men and 7 women (mean age, 70.8 ± 4.8 years) participating in this study performed 4 exercises (squat, knee push-up, crunch, and heel-raise). Squat was categorized as 3.6 to 3.8 METs, whereas knee push-up, crunch, and heel-raise were categorized as 2.1 to 3.2 METs based on aerobic energy expenditure. Those values are comparable with those of
more » ... e with those of younger adults.
doi:10.1139/apnm-2018-0882 pmid:31112657 fatcat:74cp64e5sbh7jf74t2surnsr7a