Insulative power of body fat on deep muscle temperatures and isometric endurance.

  title={Insulative power of body fat on deep muscle temperatures and isometric endurance.},
  author={Jerrold Scott Petrofsky and Alexander R. Lind},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={39 4},
Four male subjects were examined to assess the relationship of body fat content to deep muscle temperature and the endurance of a fatiguing isometric handgrip contraction at a tension set at 40% MVC. Muscle temperature was altered by the immersion of the forearm in water at temperatures varying from 7.5 to 40 degrees C. In all subjects, there was a water bath temperature above and below which isometric endurance decreased markedly; the difference among individuals was solely accounted for by… 

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