Graduation Date

Spring 2024

Document Type



Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Exercise Science

Committee Chair Name

Eli Lankford

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Lex Gidley

Second Committee Member Affiliation

Community Member or Outside Professional

Third Committee Member Name

Jill Anderson

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff


Isocaloric, Affect, Affective valence, Enjoyment, Physical activity, Incline, Graded, Walking, Jogging, Oxygen consumption

Subject Categories



High-incline walking is a relatively new trend with little comparative information. This study compared physiological and psychological differences between high-incline walking at 20% grade (HIW) and level-grade jogging (LGJ) at isocaloric intensities in young adults. Twenty-two participants (M=11, F=11) aged 19-31 years completed the study. Participants completed HIW and LGJ on a treadmill for twenty minutes on two separate occasions and matched at isocaloric intensities. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE), maintainability (HCM), and affective valence using the Feeling Scale (FS) were measured at minutes 2, 10, and 20. Gas exchange and heart rate (HR) were continuously recorded. Post-exercise, participants completed the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) and 0-100 Likelihood scale. Relative volume of oxygen between LGJ (24.25±3.53) and HIW (24.11±3.63; p=.570, d=-.12), total calories (LGJ=169.78±35.80; HIW=171.07±35.09; p=.504), RER (LGJ=.86±.03; HIW=.88±.04; p=.137), and HR (LGJ=146.28±18.29; HIW=143.94±21.26; p=.146) was not different. LGJ (96.82±15.76) had significantly higher total PACES (96.82±15.76) and Likelihood scores (75.86±18.30) than HIW (85.14±15.08, p

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