WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING AND MILITARY BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS EXERT SIMILAR THERMOREGULATORY STRESSES DURING EXERCISE IN THE HEAT
J. Storm, J. Sol, J. Cuddy, & J. Domitrovich
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the thermoregulatory responses among different uniforms during exercise in the heat. METHODS: In a randomized crossover design, 6 male subjects (23 ± 4 years 176 ± 5 cm 71 ± 10 kg 63 ± 6 ml/kg/min) completed three trials wearing different uniforms (control, Forest Service, Battle Dress Uniforms). Trials comprised of alternating 50 minutes walking on a treadmill (3 MPH, 5% grade) followed by 10 minute breaks for 3 hours at ~33 Cº. RESULTS: There was an interaction effect for HR, with the FS and BDU higher compared to CON at hours 2 and 3 ( Hour 2: 117 ± 4, 132 ± 9, 133 ± 10 bpm, respectively, p
Storm, J.; Sol, J.; Cuddy, J.; and Domitrovich, J.
"WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING AND MILITARY BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS EXERT SIMILAR THERMOREGULATORY STRESSES DURING EXERCISE IN THE HEAT,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 8
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol8/iss1/17
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