Does running in a group change individual cadence (steps/min)?
ISPAH ePoster Library. Sands C. 10/15/18; 225518; 500
Colleen Sands
Colleen Sands
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Abstract Research has shown that when people walk together they synchronize their steps; however, it is unknown whether individuals synchronize cadence (steps/min) when running in a group. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of individual versus group running on cadence at moderate and hard paces. Methods:<\b>
Fourteen female collegiate runners (age=19.6±1.4 years, height=170.1±10.4 cm, mass=59.6±8.1 kg) completed four 1-mile overground running trials on a flat, dirt road. Each participant completed a mile alone at a self-selected moderate (IM) and vigorous (IV) pace, and with a group at a group-selected moderate (GM) and vigorous (GV) pace. Participants were outfitted with an accelerometer (ActiGraph GT9X) located at the lower back. Paired samples t-tests were used to determine changes in cadence between individual and group running. RESULTS: Cadence significantly increased from individual to group moderate pace running (170.9±5.1 and 174.1±7.0 steps/minute for IM and GM, respectively, p=.016). There was no difference (p=.122) in cadence from IV (177.4±6.4) to GV (175.8±6.6). Speed decreased between individual and group runs for both the moderate and hard paces (IM=6:59±22 sec, GM=7:42; IV=5:55±14 sec, GV=6:28). CONCLUSION: Cadence increased from the individual to group run, even though speed decreased. Group running appears to be an effective method for increasing running cadence at relatively similar or even slower speeds. Considering higher cadences have been linked to a reduction of factors correlated with increased injury, these findings suggest running in a group may be a strategy to reduce injury risk. External funding details NIH/NIA Grant 5R01AG049024-CADENCE-Adults study
Abstract Research has shown that when people walk together they synchronize their steps; however, it is unknown whether individuals synchronize cadence (steps/min) when running in a group. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of individual versus group running on cadence at moderate and hard paces. Methods:<\b>
Fourteen female collegiate runners (age=19.6±1.4 years, height=170.1±10.4 cm, mass=59.6±8.1 kg) completed four 1-mile overground running trials on a flat, dirt road. Each participant completed a mile alone at a self-selected moderate (IM) and vigorous (IV) pace, and with a group at a group-selected moderate (GM) and vigorous (GV) pace. Participants were outfitted with an accelerometer (ActiGraph GT9X) located at the lower back. Paired samples t-tests were used to determine changes in cadence between individual and group running. RESULTS: Cadence significantly increased from individual to group moderate pace running (170.9±5.1 and 174.1±7.0 steps/minute for IM and GM, respectively, p=.016). There was no difference (p=.122) in cadence from IV (177.4±6.4) to GV (175.8±6.6). Speed decreased between individual and group runs for both the moderate and hard paces (IM=6:59±22 sec, GM=7:42; IV=5:55±14 sec, GV=6:28). CONCLUSION: Cadence increased from the individual to group run, even though speed decreased. Group running appears to be an effective method for increasing running cadence at relatively similar or even slower speeds. Considering higher cadences have been linked to a reduction of factors correlated with increased injury, these findings suggest running in a group may be a strategy to reduce injury risk. External funding details NIH/NIA Grant 5R01AG049024-CADENCE-Adults study
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