Exercise Study for Healthy Adults at UB South Campus
Shipboard Emergency Response
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is looking for healthy adults for an exercise study. The goal of this study is to investigate the bodily responses to firefighting activities. We hope to learn more about the physical traits that can help keep firefighters safe and condition them to perform their duties.
Participants will attend four visits to the UB South Campus (at Main Street and Bailey Avenue). Before each visit, they will be asked not to have any caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine and not exercise for 12 hours. They will also be asked not to eat anything for 2 hours before each visit. During the study visits, participants will complete several surveys and physical activities (such as running on a treadmill, doing pushups, and performing lifting and pulling tasks). Some of these activities will be completed in a hot room while wearing firefighting gear. They will also complete height and weight measurements and provide urine samples.
Participants will be paid $15 per hour for each study visit.
Shipboard fires can result in injury, loss of life, and reduce fleet readiness. When fires occur, responsibility for extinguishing that fire falls to crew who typically serve in non-firefighting roles. Therefore, it is critical to understand the physiologic responses of sailors during firefighting and damage control operations and the physical attributes (e.g., strength power,
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Healthy adults aged 18-39 years old
Not currently pregnant
Able to complete a fitness test involving pushups, forearm planks, and a cardio task (volunteers can choose to run, bike, row, or swim)
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