Date of Award

12-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Integrative Physiology

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Michael Smith

Second Advisor

Peter B. Raven

Third Advisor

Xiangrong Shi

Abstract

Brothers, Robert Matthew, Wearing a Football Helmet Exacerbates Thermal Load During Exercise in Thermoneutral and Hyperthermic Conditions. Masters of Science (Integrative Physiology), December, 2004, 42 pp., 1 table, 4 illustrations, 55 titles in References. This investigation tested the hypothesis that wearing a football helmet during intense exercise leads to a significant increase in core temperature as indicated by esophageal temperature (Tes), head skin temperature (Th) and heart rate (HR) when compared to a similar bout of exercise performed while no helmet was worn. It was found that in both the helmet and no helmet exercise protocol there was a significant increase in the above variables when compared to baseline. The helmet condition, however, resulted in a significantly greater increase in these variables when compared to the no helmet condition. Furthermore, this effect of the helmet was further increased in a hyperthermic environment when compared to the thermoneutral environment.

Comments

Brothers, Robert Matthew, Wearing a Football Helmet Exacerbates Thermal Load During Exercise in Thermoneutral and Hyperthermic Conditions. Masters of Science (Integrative Physiology), December, 2004, 42 pp., 1 table, 4 illustrations, 55 titles in References. W 4.5 B874W 2004

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