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Home > Humor > Shikko on a Treadmill
by Jon Diesch <Send E-mail to Author>

Someone asked:
... Has anyone tried shikko on a treadmill?

Jon Replied:

I'm working in the exercise labs this PM, will try. Will report back later.

Later:

Surprisingly boring. Much like shikko on any other surface (with the exception perhaps of deep water...)

Remaining relatively still allows for easier observance of posture loss, and the fixed front of the treadmill is a convenient piece of hardware to maintain contact against, otherwise not much point. Do not try using a Bruce treadmill protocol.

I had no significant ECG changes during the test, Heart rate increased from 62 bpm at rest to 91 after 3 mins of Bruce I(1.7mph, 10% incline). BP increased from 125/82 to 138/90, Can't remember peak VO2 / VCO2 off the top of my head, but they were were very low. Test terminated due to subject falling off the back of the treadmill in an ungainly heap as it speeded up to 2.5 mph (although personally I think that I could have coped with the speed - the 12% incline was the killer)...

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