Last night I went to the University of KY to participate in a clinical research study on running, race walking, and walking. It's a study on how all of those affect the body differently.
They had a long runway set up, hooked me up to all kinds of electrodes and I did all 3 exercises while they monitored me. After doing that, I sat on a bench and they had me do different leg exercises to measure the strength of my legs.
|I know, I know, the 80's called and wants their headband back.|
I do have shorts on, they just turned them into short shorts, and my shirt into a belly shirt- that's why I've blacked it out!
The girl doing the test said this was the only test done like this in the world! She won't be finished with the study until July, so will send me the results then.
I will definitely share them with you guys when I get them!
A little note about race walking; I had never done that before, until a couple days ago! Honestly, I didn't know exactly what it was until I looked it up. Once I saw it, I remembered seeing people race walking before. In fact, I remember when a race walker beat me at the Chicago marathon!!
It's definitely a very interesting looking sport!
With race walking, you have to have one foot touching the ground at all times, and when your leg touches the ground, it needs to be perfectly straight. Some race walkers can do less than 7 minute miles. Walking.
I race walked a few days ago, just to get the hang of it, and it takes some skillz!
Have you ever participated in a clinical study?
Ever race walked before?