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Role of backrest support and hand grip contractions on regional cerebral oxygenation and blood volume were evaluated by near infrared spectroscopy in 13 healthy men during whole-body vibration (WBV). Subjects were exposed to three WBV (3, 4.5, and 6 Hz at approximately 0.9 g(rms) in the vertical direction), in a randomized order on separate days. During(More)
OBJECTIVE The influence of backrest support and handgrip contractions on acute metabolic, respiratory, and cardiovascular responses were evaluated in 13 healthy men during exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV). METHODS Following assessment of aerobic fitness during arm cranking, subjects were exposed to frequencies 3, 4.5, and 6 Hz with 0.9 g(r.m.s)(More)
Eleven healthy men [mean (SD) for age, height, body mass and maximum oxygen consumption: 25.1 (3.0) years, 1.79 (0.06) m, 78.2 (10.5) kg and 56.9 (7.1) ml x kg(-1) x min(-1), respectively) completed two treadmill walking tests at their self-selected velocity while bilaterally carrying 15-kg and 20-kg loads (in a boxed container) for 4 min in front of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability and construct validity of the 6 minute walk (6MW) in persons with fibromyalgia (FM) and to determine an equation for predicting peak oxygen consumption (pVO2) from the distance covered in 6 minutes. METHODS Ninety-six women who met the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for FM were tested on the 6MW and the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study comparing healthy subjects with age and gender matched subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI, injury levels from C5 to T12). OBJECTIVES To compare the acute cardiorespiratory responses and muscle oxygenation trends during functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycle exercise and recovery in the SCI and healthy subjects(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of muscle deoxygenation in the exercising muscles during incremental arm cranking and leg cycling exercise in healthy men and women. Fifteen men and 10 women completed arm cranking and leg cycling tests to exhaustion in separate sessions in a counterbalanced order. Cardiorespiratory measurements were(More)
The purposes of this study were to compare the acute cardiorespiratory responses and muscle oxygenation trends during incremental cycle exercise to exhaustion with those observed during 30 s and 45 s Wingate tests in healthy men and women, and to examine the relationships between selected variables among these tests. Seventeen healthy junior badminton(More)
Exposure to whole-body vibration is implicated as one of the occupational risk factors for lower back disorders; however, its influence on the lumbar muscle physiology is still poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of backrest support and hand grip contractions on lumbar muscle oxygenation and blood volume responses(More)
This study evaluated the reliability of oxygenation and blood volume responses, from the right erector spinae in twenty two healthy men and women, during static prone trunk extension on two separate days. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-derived physiological change for oxygenation was calculated as the difference between the 'baseline' before the start of(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration on multiple tissues simultaneously in fourteen healthy women. On three separate days, participants were exposed to frequencies, 3, 4.5, or 6 Hz (at 0.9 g(r.m.s) acceleration in vertical direction) per day on a simulator for 16 min. While sitting 'with' and 'without' backrest(More)