DYNAMICS OF MARCHING WITH VARYING BACKPACK LOADING

Peter M. Quesada, Larry J. Mengelkoch, Robert C. Hale, Sheldon R. Simon

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Abstract

The investigation reported here was undertaken to obtain an improved understanding of kinematic, kinetic, and physiologic effects of marching with varying backpack loading. In addition to addressing the effects of load magnitude, we attempted to consider also biomechanical and phyisiologic changes from the beginning to the latter portion of a march. Such knowledge could be of potential value in development of training protocols that may reduce overuse injury risk, while still fostering desired conditioning. We obtained kinematic and kinetic data for twelve young, healthy adult males walking with the military's ACLICE backpack system loaded to 0%, 15%, and 30% of body weight. For each backpack load, biomechanical data were obtained before and after treadmill simulated marches. In addition, various physiological variables were measured during each treadmill march.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bioengineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages483-484
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780791815403
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1996 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 199622 Nov 1996

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume1996-D

Conference

ConferenceASME 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period17/11/9622/11/96

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