Selected hormonal and immunological responses to strenuous live-fire firefighting drills.

  title={Selected hormonal and immunological responses to strenuous live-fire firefighting drills.},
  author={Denise Smith and Steven J Petruzzello and M A Chludzinski and Jessica J. Reed and Jeffrey A. Woods},
  volume={48 1},
This study investigated the effects of strenuous live-fire firefighting drills and a 90 min recovery period on selected hormonal, immunological and psychological variables. Apparently healthy, male, professional firefighters (n = 11) performed three trials of standardized firefighting tasks in a live-fire training structure. There was significant leukocytosis immediately post firefighting activity that persisted following recovery, although there was a variable response among the leukocyte… CONTINUE READING

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