David B Thorp

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Adherence to traditional modes of exercise (running or cycling) in the general population is low. Sport is proposed as an alternative form of exercise that may induce similar health benefits while being more enjoyable and eliciting greater adherence (Berg, 2010). While several sports are classified as vigorous-intensity (>6 METS) exercise (Ainsworth et al.,(More)
The mammalian dive response (DR) is described as oxygen-conserving based on measures of bradycardia, peripheral vasoconstriction, and decreased ventilation (V̇E). Using a model of simulated diving, this study examined the effect of nonapnoeic facial submersions (NAFS) on oxygen consumption (V̇O2). 19 participants performed four 2-min NAFS with 8 min of rest(More)
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