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unknown user
10-07-1991, 01:47 AM
I'm sorry I didn't finsih my response to Ian Stokes's posting.
Anyway the other item to note is that the ratio of ascent time to descent
time is more often like 3-1 than 2-1. Now comes my problem, not being a
work or excercise physiologist, I couldn't quickly compute the rate of
kinetic energy gain. The body has a unit may have constant velocity, but
the arms and legs do not. Can some carry this calculation through for me?
I'm not sure this totally solves Ian's paradox, but it does have
something to do with kinetic energy.

Bryan Buchholz
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Work Environment
Univ. of Massachusetts at Lowell