Realization of step exercises using the independent calorimetry during the period of self-isolation


  • Roman Sergeevich Nagovitsyn Glazov State Pedagogical Institute, Russian Federation
  • Aleksander Yurievich Osipov Siberian Federal University; Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after professor V.F. Voyno-Yasenetsky; Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affair of Russia, Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Dmitrievich Kudryavtsev Siberian Federal University; Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affair of Russia; Reshetnev Siberian State University Science and Technology, Russian Federation
  • Sergey Anatolevich Doroshenko Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation
  • Anna Vladimirovna Vapaeva Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation


Physical activity, Kilocalories, Home conditions, Body mass index, Self-isolation


Background: In home conditions population of Russian Federation do not have an opportunity to do optimal physical activities during the period of spreading COVID-19. The aim of the study was to develop a system of realization step exercises in home conditions using the independent calorimetry during the period regime of self-isolation and to prove its effectiveness on the indicators of body mass index of the people. Study participants: 62 women and men between the ages of 18 and 45 who have problems with being overweight. Interventions: The study was being conducted in home conditions during 60 days. During the experiment the participants independently carried out the calorimetry, taking into account the consumed calories during the day and burning kilocalories while doing step exercises and another physical activity. For carrying out the calorimetry during the day a formula was developed due to available and simple counting: «N = 0.00168 - 0.098/P», where N - the amount of burning kilocalories per one heartbeat per one kg of body mass, P - heart rate per minute. Main outcome measures: It is defined out that the introduction of step exercises in home conditions with the use of independent calorimetry to the author's system has made a significant impact (p < .05) on body mass index of participants. Findings. In the presented study, for the first time, the regularities of increasing the burning of kilocalories in people at various levels of intensity depending on their body weight were experimentally revealed.


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Nagovitsyn, R. S., Osipov, A. Y., Kudryavtsev, M. D., Doroshenko, S. A., & Vapaeva, A. V. (2020). Realization of step exercises using the independent calorimetry during the period of self-isolation. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(4proc), S1020-S1029. Retrieved from

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