This study is quantifying how speed and incline affect the energetic cost of running.
An experiment is being conducted in the Locomotion Lab on the CU Campus trying to understand how speed and incline affect the elastic energy return of the muscles and tendons.
They are looking for males or females between the ages of 18-40 who can run a 5k in less than 20:00 minutes.
Subjects are required to meet for two, 2-2:30 hour sessions on separate days. Each day subjects will run on a treadmill at different speeds and inclines while we measure your rate of oxygen consumption. Subjects will not be paid, but we will give you information about how your running efficiency compares to other runners and elite runners.
One of the practical goals of the study is to generate an accurate equation so that equivalent treadmill speeds and inclines can be calculated. Scientifically, we are trying to understand how speed and incline affect the elastic energy return of the muscles and tendons.
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