Campus

Dahlonega

Publication date

4-1-2021

Publisher

Journal of Exercise Physiology JEPonline

Book or Journal Information

The Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline, published by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists, is a professional peer reviewed Internet-based journal devoted to original research in exercise physiology. The journal is directed by the Editor-In-Chief with supporting editorial assistance via Associate Editors knowledgeable in the field of exercise physiology. JEPonline is the first electronic peer reviewed exercise physiology journal in the history of the profession. It is founded for the purpose of disseminating exercise physiology research and, thus to serve specifically the professional needs of the exercise physiologist. The Editors welcome both empirical and theoretical articles.

Keywords

AllCore 360º, Core strengthening, Blood pressure, Heart Rate, VO2

Abstract

There are limited data in the literature on the Allcore360º core-training device and on the acute effects of isomeric core training. This descriptive study examined the physiological responses to 2 sessions 6 wks apart of 6 rotations (3 clockwise, 3 counterclockwise) for a total of 6 min on the Allcore360º core training system. Twelve subjects (4 male and 8 female) were evaluated for metabolic (VO2), heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) before, during, and immediately after each of the 6-min sessions. The subjects wore a K5 metabolic unit and heart rate (HR) strap to collect metabolic and HR data. Blood pressure (BP) was checked pre and immediate post exercise. Rate of perceived exertion (RPE) was collected immediately post exercise using the Borg RPE scale (6-20). HR increased significantly during session 1 and session 2 (P<0.001). SBP and DBP responses increased significantly in Session 1 and Session 2 (P<0.001). VO2 and ventilation increased significantly (P<0.001). The RPE immediately post assessment was 12.9 ± 1.2 in Session 1 and 12.75 in Session 2; a rating of ‘somewhat hard’.

Author Biography

Dr. Walsh, a licensed physical therapist since 1987, is an associate professor at the University of North Georgia since 2014. He has held PT licenses in NJ, VA, GA, and FL to include practice settings of hospital-based administration of rehab services, home care, occupational medicine, spine care, sports medicine, and outpatient orthopedics. Dr. Walsh earned the DPT degree from Arcadia University in 2013, the post-professional M.S. degree in Biomechanical Trauma from Lynn University in 1997, and the entry-level B.S.P.T. from Rutgers University (Kean/UMDNJ) in 1987. As a member of the APTA since 1985, Dr. Walsh achieved ABPTS certification in Orthopedics in 1998, and was recertified in both 2008 and 2018. A current member of APTA-Georgia, Dr. Walsh held leadership roles including Delegate, District Director, and Vice President. He also served as a CARF surveyor from 2000 – 2006 and was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy where he served from 2006-2012. Dr. Walsh’s current teaching responsibilities include clinical-based courses in PT examination, musculoskeletal series, therapeutic exercise, physical agents/interventions, primary care physical therapy, medical terminology/documentation, and dry needling. He is the faculty founder and co-coordinator of the pro-bono physical therapy STAR clinic, seeing patients along with students on a regular basis. Research/Special Interests Dr. Walsh’s scholarly agenda is varied and relies on broad expertise. He has several publications and presentations. His current research projects include core stability training, UE motor control, group drumming, optimal LBP outcomes, and inquiry related to pro bono PT clinics.

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Physiological Responses to Allcore360º Core Training System

There are limited data in the literature on the Allcore360º core-training device and on the acute effects of isomeric core training. This descriptive study examined the physiological responses to 2 sessions 6 wks apart of 6 rotations (3 clockwise, 3 counterclockwise) for a total of 6 min on the Allcore360º core training system. Twelve subjects (4 male and 8 female) were evaluated for metabolic (VO2), heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) before, during, and immediately after each of the 6-min sessions. The subjects wore a K5 metabolic unit and heart rate (HR) strap to collect metabolic and HR data. Blood pressure (BP) was checked pre and immediate post exercise. Rate of perceived exertion (RPE) was collected immediately post exercise using the Borg RPE scale (6-20). HR increased significantly during session 1 and session 2 (P<0.001). SBP and DBP responses increased significantly in Session 1 and Session 2 (P<0.001). VO2 and ventilation increased significantly (P<0.001). The RPE immediately post assessment was 12.9 ± 1.2 in Session 1 and 12.75 in Session 2; a rating of ‘somewhat hard’.