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Coordination of Breathing and Walking at Different Treadmill Speed and Slope Levels and its Effects on Respiratory Rate and Minute Ventilation

  • B. Raßler
  • J. Kohl
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Abstract

During simultaneous motor actions, e.g. in walking, the respiratory rhythm changes due to an entrainment with locomotor rhythm. This entrainment is in accord with the phenomenon of “relative coordination” (5). Since central nervous coordination is characterized by reciprocal interactions (5), an influence of the respiratory rhythm on the walking pattern might also be expected. The biological importance of coordination is still a matter of debate, although it is often stated that such entrainment reflects economy of the involved motor actions (2-4).

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Respiratory Rate Tidal Volume Respiratory Rhythm Treadmill Speed Locomotor Rhythm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Raßler
    • 1
  • J. Kohl
    • 2
  1. 1.Carl Ludwig Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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