Combined triaxial accelerometry and heart rate telemetry for the physiological characterization of Latin dance in non-professional adults

Pablo A Domene, Chris Easton

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to value calibrate, cross-validate, and determine the reliability of a combined triaxial accelerometry and heart rate telemetry technique for characterizing the physiological and physical activity parameters of Latin dance. Twenty-two non-professional adult Latin dancers attended two laboratory-based dance trials each. After familiarization and a standardized warm-up, a multi-stage (3 x 5-minute) incremental (based on song tempo) Afro-Cuban salsa choreography was performed while following a video displayed on a projection screen. Data were collected with a portable indirect calorimeter, a heart rate telemeter, and wrist-, hip-, and ankle-mounted ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometers. Prediction equations for energy expenditure and step count were value calibrated using forced entry multiple regression and cross-validated using a delete-one jackknife approach with additional Bland-Altman analysis. The average dance intensity reached 6.09 ± 0.96 kcal/kg/h and demanded 45.9 ± 11.3% of the heart rate reserve. Predictive ability of the derived models was satisfactory, where R(2) = 0.80; SEE = 0.44 kcal/kg/h and R(2) = 0.74; SEE = 3 step/min for energy expenditure and step count, respectively. Dependent t-tests indicated no differences between predicted and measured values for both energy expenditure (t65 = -0.25, p = 0.80) and step count (t65 = -0.89, p = 0.38). The 95% limits of agreement for energy expenditure and step count were -0.98 to 0.95 kcal/kg/h and -7 to 7 step/min, respectively. Latin dance to salsa music elicits physiological responses representative of moderate to vigorous physical activity, and a wrist-worn accelerometer with simultaneous heart rate measurement constitutes a valid and reliable technique for the prediction of energy expenditure and step count during Latin dance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Dance Medicine & Science
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Accelerometry
  • Adult
  • Calorimetry
  • Dancing
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Female
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Telemetry

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    Combined triaxial accelerometry and heart rate telemetry for the physiological characterisation of latin dance

    Domene, P. A. & Easton, C., May 2013, In : Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 45, 5S, p. 464-468 5 p.

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