Metabolic cost during tyre and rope functional training

  • M. M. Iskandar
  • N.I. Mohamad
  • S. Othman
  • A.M. Nadzalan
Keywords: metabolic cost, rope, tyre, oxygen, functionality.


This study aimed to examine the metabolic cost during tyre and rope functional training. 20 male youth aged between 20 and 24 years old with average age (22.05 ± 1.46) were recruited for this study. Participants involved in three types of exercise that uses rope and three types of exercise using a tire. Metabolic cost (Metabolic Equivalent of Task value, oxygen consumption, energy cost, and pulse rate training) during training was measured using a special tool called portable metabolic analyzer. Results showed the average MET value for exercises using rope and tires for 10 minutes was 7.25 ± 1.62. The average recorded oxygen consumption was 1655.05 ± 295.703) mL · min -1. While the average energy used is 74.75 ± 14.78 kcal or 7.47 kcal · min -1. The average pulse rate during a 10-minute exercise function was 153.15 ± 13.28 per minute. Overall, using rope and tire as tools for resistance training would give many advantages for the functionality development among the individuals.

Keywords: metabolic cost; rope; tyre; oxygen; functionality.

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