Ronald Howard Cox

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The use of inspired gas mixtures with an oxygen fraction in excess of 0.3 has been associated with a decrease in the gas exchange ratio (R) during prolonged work in humans. It had been hypothesized that the lower R was due to a lower plasma catecholamine concentration caused by the hyperoxia (Med. Sci. Sports 10: 167-170, 1978). We tested this hypothesis by(More)
This study tested the effect of treadmill walking speed on typing performance when these tasks were performed simultaneously. 24 research participants (M age = 23.2 yr.) performed a typing test under each of four conditions including the control (seated), treadmill walking at 1.3 km/hr., 2.25 km/hr., and 3.2 km/hr. Results indicated that treadmill walking(More)
Six subjects pedaled a stationary cycle ergometer to exhaustion on three separate occasions while breathing gas mixtures of 17, 21, or 60% O2 in N2. Each subject rode for 3 min at work rates of 60, 90, 105 W, followed by 15-W increases every 3 min until exhaustion. Inspired and expired gas fractions, ventilation (V), heart rate, and blood lactate were(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the relationship between energy expenditure and work rate on a bicycle ergometer in five sprinters and five distance runners who differed in maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and type of training. Each subject performed at work rates of 30, 60, 90, 120, and 150 watts (W). The relationship between energy expenditure and work(More)
Plasma catecholamines (Ca) increase over time during prolonged exercise at a constant work rate. Possible reasons for this include hypoglycemia, dehydration, increased perceived exertion, and rising body temperature. In an effort to ascertain the contribution of elevated core temperature on the plasma Ca response to prolonged exercise four trained men were(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess participants' ability to perform tasks requiring attention, short term memory, and simple motor skill while sitting, standing or walking at an active workstation. METHODS Fifty participants completed the Stroop Color Word test (SCWT), Auditory Consonant Trigram test (ACTT), and Digital Finger Tapping test(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of active workstation implementation on speech quality in a typical work setting remains unclear. PURPOSE To assess differences between sitting, standing, and walking on energy expenditure and speech quality. METHODS Twenty-two females and 9 males read silently, read aloud, and spoke spontaneously during 3 postural conditions:(More)
This study was designed to investigate the variables which contribute to the determination of optimal pedalling rate in cycling. Five trained bicycle racers were used as subjects for the study. The experiment consisted of five 20- to 30-min tests at about 85% of each subject's pre-determined VO2max. Pedal rates of 40, 60, 80, 100, and 120 rpm were used. In(More)
Chronic exposure to swim stress (i.e., training) is associated with functional adaptations of the cardiovascular system. On the other hand, repeated exposure to tail shock, an emotional stress, often results in deleterious changes in resting blood pressure and myocardial pathology. We hypothesized that the pathological adaptation following chronic exposure(More)