ground reaction force during land- and water-based exercise performed
with type 2 diabetes
Rodrigo Sudatti Delevatti1,
Cristine Lima Alberton2, Ana Carolina Kanitz1,
Elisa Corrêa Marson1,
Fernando Martins Kruel1
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
aim of this study was to analyze the vertical ground reaction force
(V-GRF) during stationary running exercise performed in aquatic and dry
land environments by patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2).
Material and Method. Nine patients with DM2 performed one session in
each environment consisting of the stationary running exercise
performed at 2 cadences (80 and 120 b.min-1). In addition, the maximum
velocity (MAX) was performed only in aquatic environment. Repeated
measures two-way ANOVA and paired t tests were used to analyze the peak
V-GRF (α = 5%). Results.
The results revealed
significantly lower peak V-GRF values during the stationary running
performed in the aquatic compared with the dry land environment.
Furthermore, significantly lower peak V-GRF values were observed at the
cadence of 80 than at 120 b.min-1 in both environments. The peak V-GRF
at MAX intensity revealed significantly greater values than the cadence
of 120 b.min-1 in the aquatic environment and significantly lower
values than the cadence of 120 b.min-1 on dry land.
The aquatic environment is a potential alternative to training patients
with DM2 because patients are able to exercise at greater cadences than
on dry land with a lower impact and, consequently, a lower risk of
immersion, aquatic exercises.Full
Vertical ground reaction force
during land- and water-based exercise performed by patients with type 2