Don A. Ranney

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To investigate biochemical, histochemical and contractile properties associated with strength training and detraining, six adult males were studied during and after 10 weeks of dynamic strength training for the quadriceps muscle group of one leg, as well as during and after a subsequent 12 weeks of detraining. Peak torque outputs at the velocities tested(More)
To examine the hypothesis that increases in fiber cross-sectional area mediated by high-resistance training (HRT) would result in a decrease in fiber capillarization and oxidative potential, regardless of fiber type, we studied six untrained males (maximum oxygen consumption, 45.6 +/- 2.3 ml. kg-1. min-1; mean +/- SE) participating in a 12-wk program(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the interrelationship between the ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT), the blood lactate anaerobic threshold (LAT), and the alteration in muscle metabolism. Ten subjects (5 men and 5 women) performed progressive exercise to exhaustion on two occasions for determination of the VAT and the LAT. For both AT(More)
Physical assessment of 146 female workers in highly repetitive jobs found 54% to have evidence of musculoskeletal disorders in the upper limb that are potentially work-related. Many workers had multiple problems, and many were affected bilaterally (33% of workers). Muscle pain and tenderness was the largest problem, both in the neck/shoulder area (31%) as(More)
To investigate sex differences in the organization of enzyme activities of energy supplying metabolism in skeletal muscle, samples of the vastus lateralis were extracted from active but untrained males (n = 16) and females (n = 17), ranging in age from 18 to 22 years. Muscle tissue from 2 different biopsy samples from each subject were analyzed for enzymes(More)
To test the hypothesis that a smaller quantity of high intensity (HI) as opposed to a larger quantity of moderate intensity (MI) swim training would result in adaptations more specific to the short performance times of swimming competitions, two groups of elite university swimmers were tested before and after 6.5 weeks of specific HI or MI intermittent swim(More)
Two pressure measurement techniques (catheter and bulb) were used to decompose the effects of tendon loads on carpal tunnel pressure (CTP). The catheter technique measures true hydrostatic pressure, whereas the bulb technique is a estimate of contact force or pressure on the median nerve. Eight cadaveric wrists were moved through a range of(More)
To investigate the effect of short-term training on Na(+)-K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) concentration in skeletal muscle and on plasma K+ homeostasis during exercise, 9 subjects performed cycle exercise for 2 h per day for 6 consecutive days at 65% of maximal aerobic power (VO2 max). Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase concentration determined from biopsies obtained(More)
To investigate the hypothesis that training-induced increases in muscle mitochondrial potential are not obligatory to metabolic adaptations observed during submaximal exercise, regardless of peak aerobic power (VO(2 peak)) of the subjects, a short-term training study was utilized. Two groups of untrained male subjects (n = 7/group), one with a high (HI) and(More)
In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that the metabolic adaptations observed during steady-state exercise soon after the onset of training would be displayed during the nonsteady period of moderate exercise and would occur in the absence of increases in peak aerobic power (Vo2peak) and in muscle oxidative potential. Nine untrained males [age = 20.8(More)