Is there a Metabolic Cost (Premium) of Walking in an EOD Suit?

Research Paper Title Predicting the Metabolic Cost of Walking while Wearing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Protective Clothing. Introduction The use of improvised explosive devices (IED) is becoming more prevalent in modern warfare, civil unrest and lone wolf terrorism. This has led to a greater role for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians to neutralise the threat of… Read More

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What are the Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate & Hot Environments?

Research Paper Title Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate and Hot Environments. Introduction Blood volume is one determinant of cardiorespiratory power and capacity, and is believed to play a role in health and disease. Blood volume, and its components – plasma volume (PV) and red cell volume (RCV) – increase modestly… Read More

Linking Water Temperature & Exercise Performance

Research Paper Title The Effects of Water Temperature on Physiological Responses and Exercise Performance during Immersed Incremental Exercise. Introduction Aquatic exercise such as swimming is performed in the water of 18 to 34 °C because of the differences in ambient environmental conditions. Heat conductivity of water is greater than that of air, therefore water temperature… Read More

Heat Exposure: Linking Balance Ability, Physical Performance & Workload

Research Paper Title Physiological Responses and Balance Ability are Affected by Physical Workload and Heat Exposure in Workers. Introduction Japan is experiencing high temperatures and relative humidity (rh) during the summer months, which lead to increases in the incidence of heat stroke among outdoor workers. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in… Read More

What Can Hypohydration (Per Se) Negatively Affect?

Research Paper Title Hypohydration per se Affects Mood States and Executive Cognitive Processing: Results from a Face-valid Model for Studying some Consequences of ‘Voluntary Dehydration’. Introduction There is limited literature on the effects of a deficit in body water on human cognitive function, with inconsistent and contradictory results. In his critical review of this area… Read More