Energetics of self-paced motor skills

Hughes, Kirstie. 2001, Energetics of self-paced motor skills, Ph.D.(Human movement) thesis, School of Health Sciences, Deakin University.

Title Energetics of self-paced motor skills
Author Hughes, Kirstie.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.(Human movement)
Date submitted 2001
Keyword(s) Motor learning
Energy metabolism
Human locomotion
Rowing - Physiological aspects
Summary In activities such as walking individuals can select an optimum speed that minimises energy expenditure. When learning to row, individuals initially selected fast inefficient stroke rates but learned to become more efficient by taking longer, slower strokes. The research showed, therefore, that optimum pacing depends on extensive practice and sensitivity to energy cost helps us to change movements in order to become more efficient.
Language eng
Description of original xi, 12-141 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 612.044
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028068

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