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Research

The Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Health Studies focuses on multiple research areas which include physiological responses in field studies, exercise interventions in sedentary individuals, and physical activity adherence. The selected list of completed studies illustrates these endeavors over the last 10 years.

Herrick, J., Flohr, J. A., Wenos, D. L., Saunders, M. J. (2011). Comparison of Physiological Responses and Performance between Mountain Bicycles with Differing Suspensions Systems. To appear in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

Lambert, V.A., Wenos, D.L., Kent, T.M., Deaton, M.L., & Wagner, T.L. (2011). 3000 Steps in 30 Minutes Yield Metabolic Improvements Compared to 150 Weekly Minutes, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(5), p S481.

Cifarelli, E., Wenos, D., Todd, M., Deaton, M., Wagner, T, (2010). Field Comparison of Physiological Responses between Nordic Walking and Walking, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42(5), p S183.

Saunders, M. J; Hipp, G. R; Wenos, D. L; Deaton, M. L. (2008). Trekking Poles Increase Physiological Responses to Hiking Without Increased Perceived Exertion. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 22(5):1468-1474.

Easley, E. A.; Wenos, D. L.; Deaton, M. L.; Wagner, T. L.; Saunders, M. J. (2008). Effects of 16 Weeks of Nordic Walking and Pedometer Use on Metabolic Alterations and Adherence. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(5):S252

Crockett, C.E.; Wenos, D. L.;  Kent, T.M; Deaton, M. L.; Wagner, T. L.; Mueller, C.A. (2008). Effects of Exercise on C-Reactive Protein in Sedentary Smokers and Non-smokers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(5):S226.

Easley, E. A.; Wenos, D. L.; Deaton, M. L.; Wagner, T. L.; Saunders, M. J. (2007). Effects of Pedometers and Walking Poles on Exercise Compliance and Fat Losses in Sedentary Adults Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5):S176.

Herrick, J. E.; Saunders, M. J.; Wenos, D. L.; Flohr, J. A. (2006). Metabolic Comparison of Front and Full Suspension Mountain Bicycles during Stimulated Cross-Country Race Conditions. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38(5):S402-S403.

Wenos, D. L.; Deaton, M. L.; Kovalcik, P.C.; Saunders, M. J. (2004). Metabolic Responses During Appalachian Trail Backpacking With and Without Trekking Poles. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36(5):S248-S249.

Wenos, D.L. & Konin, J. (2004).  Physiological Indicators as Predictors of Hip Range
of Motion.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(3), 529-533.

Wenos D.L.; Bennett, K.J.; Saunders. M.J. (2002). Effects of Elevation Changes and      Instrument Placement on Caloric Expenditure Estimates Using a Triaxial Accelerometer.      Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 34(5), 150. 

Completed Unpublished Theses


Lytle, T. (2011) “The Effects of the Walking Workstation on Work Productivity and Selected Physiological Measurements”.

Regan, B. (2009). “Effect of Carbohydrate-Protein Supplementation during Endurance Exercise on Muscular Strength Immediately Following Exercise”.

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