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A comparison between intermittent and constant wheelchair propulsion strategies

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different synchronous push strategies on physiological parameters and temporal timing characteristics. Eight novice male able-bodied participants completed four counter-balanced conditions: two push strategies (constant pushing) and intermittent pushing (INT) at two push frequencies (40 and 70 pushes/min) at 27 W. The ANOVA main effects for frequency indicated that regardless of push strategy, oxygen cost and mechanical efficiency increased with an increase in push frequency ( p  
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Keywords: Push frequency; Synchronous push strategies

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Institute of Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK

Publication date: September 15, 2006

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