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Postby MoapaPk » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:51 pm

http://www.geir.com/mythbuster.html

I'm sure this has been posted before. It makes entertaining reading.
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Re: mythbusters

Postby pvnisher » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:55 am

Speaking of Mythbusters, here is on tackling the issue if a pound on your feet is really the same effort as 5 on your back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enQkS7DlAx0

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Re: mythbusters

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:22 am

Speaking of Mythbusters, here is on tackling the issue if a pound on your feet is really the same effort as 5 on your back.


I first saw that comment in "The Complete Walker" pre 1970 edition.
I wore 5 lb boots much of my early backpacking years... but I was mainly on trails. Nowadays, 4lb mountaineering boots seem monstrously heavy to me.

When I'm sidelined by medical issues, I often just climb up and down my stairs. Sometimes I put about 14-24 lbs on my feet; other times I carry a 10lb dumbell in each hand, and do curls and presses for 1/3 the flights. The two situations just feel... really different. I have really sore legs the day after I wear the weights on my ankles, but I definitely feel stable. I actually prefer to carry the weights in my hands, but I doubt that is because of the relative energy consumed.
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Re: mythbusters

Postby K2 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:58 am

pvnisher wrote:Speaking of Mythbusters, here is on tackling the issue if a pound on your feet is really the same effort as 5 on your back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enQkS7DlAx0



I wouldn't take this 5 lbs thing too literally. Come on!
It would be still very interesting to find out what's the difference between weight on feet and on back, the same? or 2X difference? 3X difference? This video failed to answer this very interesting question.
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