Ken D Coutts

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Eight tetraplegic and 13 paraplegic subjects performed a continuous progressive loading exercise test to exhaustion on a wheelchair ergometer. Their cardiorespiratory responses at maximal O2 uptake were analyzed after initially grouping subjects according to the international system for classification of wheelchair athletes. Analysis of variance provided a(More)
We investigated the time course of changes in post-exercise pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), membrane diffusing capacity (DM), and pulmonary capillary blood volume (VC) in highly trained (HT), moderately trained (MT) and untrained (UT) male subjects (n = 8/group). Subjects were assigned to groups based on their aerobic capacity from(More)
  • K D Coutts
  • Journal of rehabilitation research and…
  • 1990
Eight international caliber wheelchair male athletes (3 basketball, 5 distance track) performed an all-out propulsion effort from a standing start for 10 seconds on a wheelchair ergometer. Comparisons between the basketball and track athletes on linear wheelchair and push rim velocity during the first 3 pushes and the peak value indicated that the(More)
The ventilatory thresholds of 30 male wheelchair athletes were determined from their respiratory and metabolic responses to a continuously progressive exercise protocol to peak oxygen uptake on a wheelchair ergometer. The peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2), ventilatory threshold in 1 min-1 (VTL), and ventilatory threshold expressed as a percentage of peak VO2(More)
  • K D Coutts
  • Journal of rehabilitation research and…
  • 1991
A single subject performed 36 coast-down trials on a hardwood floor in a sport model wheelchair with velocity ranging from 1.28 to 5.31 m/s (4.6 to 19.1 km/h). A portable computer attached to the wheelchair was used to record the time to the nearest 0.001-second of each half-revolution of a rear wheel. The deceleration during each trial was determined with(More)
In order to determine the influence of two artificially induced alkalotic states on the ability to perform maximal exercise, six male subjects (mean age, 22.0 years; mean height, 176.8 cm; mean weight, 69.1 kg; mean VO2 max, 3.83 l min-1) were studied during three experimental trials. The subjects performed six 60-s cycling bouts, at a work rate(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of repeated heavy exercise on postexercise pulmonary diffusing capacity (DL) and the development of exercise induced arterial hypoxemia (EIH). METHODS 13 endurance-trained, male athletes (age = 27+/-3 yr, height = 179.6+/-5.0 cm, weight = 71.8+/-6.9 kg, VO2max = 67.0+/-3.6 mL x kg(-1) x(More)
The maximal aerobic power (V˙O2max) and maximal anaerobic capacity (AODmax) of 16 female rowers were compared to their peak aerobic power (V˙O2peak) and peak anaerobic capacity (AODpeak, respectively) during a simulated 2-km race on a rowing ergometer. Each subject completed three tests, which included a 2-min maximal effort bout to determine the AODmax, a(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (D1co), alveolar capillary membrane diffusing capacity (Dm), and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) are all significantly reduced after exercise. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether measurement position affects this impaired gas transfer. METHODS Before and one, two, and four hours after(More)