I am working on a research project
to assess the specific energy expenditure of circus artistic performance.
I have been reviewing the previous work done in the field of energy expenditure
measurement (Margaria, Montoye, Léger, Thivierge, Poelhman, etc) but I am
unable to find anything suitable to assess the energy expenditure of "Flyers" or
I am mainly concern about the method to
use; lactate measurement, heart rate and blood pressure variation and so
on. Since the activities that are measured are very specific both in
duration and type of action, the double labelled water is not an option nor the
direct VO² measurment. The method use must not be to invasive and to
I would appreciate any
Maxime St-Onge b.sc. ph.act.