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Treadmill shows medieval armour influanced battles
July 19, 2011
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Anyanka
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/scie…..t-14204717

 

Medieval suits of armour
were so exhausting to wear that they could have affected the outcomes of
famous battles, a study suggests.

Scientists monitored volunteers fitted with 15th Century replica armour as they walked and ran on treadmills.

They found that the subjects used high levels of energy, bore
immense weight on their legs and suffered from restricted breathing.

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July 19, 2011
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I tried a chain mail shirt on about 20 years ago.  It was incredibly heavy and uncomfortable so it comes as no surprise that it takes a lot more energy to move in armour.

 

Though noble men in those times were trained in armour so I expect that they woud be used to moving and fighting in armour.

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July 19, 2011
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Yeah, this is definitely no surprise.  I'm sure they were somewhat accustomed to the weight of the armor, but there's still a major difference between training for battle and being in battle.

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July 19, 2011
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I'm not surprised at all.  So does this mean if wear chain mail, or a full suit of armour whilst exercising I'll lose far more weight?!  Surely such an idea is not without practical applications in the modern world!!!!

July 20, 2011
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LOL, Bella!

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Bella44 said:

I'm not surprised at all.  So does this mean if wear chain mail, or a full suit of armour whilst exercising I'll lose far more weight?!  Surely such an idea is not without practical applications in the modern world!!!!


If this was the case, I'd wear armour everyday, and try to start a new fashion trend!!

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