Date of Award


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Master Thesis

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Biology, Animal Physiology.



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Five male competitive triathletes participated in three bi-weekly testing sessions. The first week consisted of a 40 km bike ride immediately followed by a 10 km run, and each successive week consisted of a 10 km run only session. Subjects were filmed during the run portions of the workout. High speed film data gathered at 50 fps was digitized using a 13 linked segment model. Coordinate endpoints were filtered then put into Pierrynowski's formulae for computing internal mechanical work rates. Significant between-condition effects occurred for stride length, velocity and total energy values for large body segments. Significant interval effects for both the bike/run and run conditions occurred between the 1 km and 5 km marks. A significant interaction effect occurred for the total energy of the trunk. It was concluded that the movement kinetics were not different for the run and bike/run conditions. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .G644. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-04, page: 1681. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1992.