Energetics of Human Walking

  • H. J. Ralston
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 18)


Equations predicting the energy expenditure during human walking are discussed. It is shown that a hyperbolic equation adequately predicts energy expenditure over the entire range of normal walking speeds, while an equation of quadratic form is adequate for speeds up to about 100 m/min, and also predicts energy expenditure at competition speeds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Ralston
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomechanics LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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