Accession Number:

AD0734298

Title:

The Physical Performance of the Hyperventilator

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY FORT KNOX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The maximum voluntary endurance of an isometric muscle contraction was examined in three groups of subjects chronic hyperventilators, a control group with voluntary hyperventilation, and a second control group. During each endurance session subjects were requested to estimate task related levels of pain on a five-point scale. Continuous surface electromyographic monitoring was made of the dominant muscle. The results indicated that individuals with a chronic hyperventilation syndrome were more efficient in the utilization of muscles during a strenuous physical task when measured by mean amplitudes of the electromyographic representation of neuromuscular activity. It was proposed that a therapeutic approach to the syndrome might incorporate strenuous exercise to the symptomatology of excessive breathing.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE