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K-State Today

June 16, 2016



Kinesiology department attends and presents at 2016 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting

By Anne Rubash

Faculty and graduate students from K-State's kinesiology department attended the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting and world congresses, May 31-June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts. Their time was spent among 7,000 other professionals, including educators, researchers and practitioners, from all over the globe. Everyone in attendance came to enjoy the most comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science meeting in the world.

The purpose of the American College of Sports Medicine is "to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine." More than 50,000 members and certified professionals make the American College of Sports Medicine the largest organization in the world for sports medicine and exercise science.

Brad Behnke presented "Exercise and cancer: novel insights from whole body cardiovascular effects through the tumor microenvironment," and Craig Harms presented "Cardiopulmonary limitations and sex differences in exercising children and adolescents" at the faculty symposium. 

The College of Human Ecology's kinesiology department presented multiple posters and slides detailing research.

• Joshua Smith presented "Sex differences in the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex."

• Stephanie Kurti presented "Post-prandial exhaled 8-isoprostane responses to meals of varying caloric and fat content in non-asthmatic, insufficiently active men." 

• Shane Hammer presented "Oxygen utilization during the contraction-relaxation cycle of intermittent forearm exercise."  

• Andrew Alexander presented "Effect of puberty on gas exchange threshold in untrained boys and girls." 

• Kaylin Didier presented "The relationship between muscle activation and VO2 during incremental ramp exercise."

• David Poole presented "Greater VO2peak is associated with deoxygenation amplitude, but not deoxygenation kinetics, across the active muscles," "Greater VO2max is associated with deoxygenation amplitude, but not deoxygenation kinetics, across the active muscles" and "In vivo Ca2+ buffering capacity following muscle contractions in skeletal muscle of PGC-1α overexpressing mice."

• Jesse Craig presented "Beetroot supplementation improves microvascular hemodynamics and diffusive oxygen transport in chronic heart failure rats."

• Trenton Colburn presented "Nitrite enhances microvascular oxygen pressure dynamics in healthy rat skeletal muscle."

• Alex Fees presented "Vascular KATP channels reduce severe muscle O2 delivery-to-O2 utilization mismatch during contractions in chronic heart failure rats." 

• Kyle Swinford presented "High-intensity functional training improves strength in both novice and experienced participants." 

• Katelyn Gilmore presented "Crossfit and heart health: effects of Crossfit participation on resting blood pressure and heart rate." 

• Cheyenne Becker presented "Cancer survivors report positive affect during high-intensity group based exercise." 

• Victor Andrews presented "What percentage of Crossfit workouts are interval based?"

• Jesse Stein presented "Test-retest reliability of jump execution variables using mechanography: a comparison of jump protocols."

• Jake Frye presented "Examination of physiological responses during Crossfit workouts of varying duration."  

• Brittany Hollerbach presented "Weight management and appearance motivate non-competitive Crossfit participants."  

• Chelsey Schlechter presented "The influence of time segments on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during youth sport practices."

• Justin Guagliano presented "Examining childrens' physical activity, lesson context, and leader behavior during a sports conditioning summer camp."