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Human Energetics and Thermoregulation Laboratory (HEaT)

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The Human Energetics and Thermoregulation (HEaT) Laboratory is dedicated to exploring the metabolic needs and changes that occur around exercise with special attention to nutritional manipulations and the impact of both internal and external thermoregulatory stressors. The goal of this lab is to better understand the impact of nutritional, hydration, and thermoregulatory interventions on performance and safety.

Laboratory Director

Lab Members

Doctoral:


Research Group Alumni

Dr. Ben Krings (2018) Assistant Professor – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Dr. Hunter Waldman (2019) Assistant Professor – University of North Alabama
Dr. Ffion Price (2021) Teacher – Calon Cymru High School – Wales
Dr. Richard Baird (2022) Professor – Mississippi State University
Dr. Marissa Bello (2022) Visiting Professor – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jaden (Rountree) Hamil, MS (2017) Director of Performance Nutrition – Florida State University
Steven Basham, MS Scientist – Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Brandon Shepherd, MS Scientist – Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Rogelio Realzola, MS Doctoral Candidate – University of New Mexico | Owner – R.O.I. Health

Research Emphasis

  • Exercise Metabolism
  • Hydration/Sports Nutrition
  • Thermoregulation
  • Human Performance Enhancement
  • Sport Performance Enhancement

Past and Current Research Support


Facilities and Equipment

  • MOXUS Metabolic Carts
  • Parvo Medics TrueOne Metabolic Cart
  • Cosmed K4B2 Metabolic System
  • Velotron Cycle Ergometers
  • Woodway ProXL Treadmill
  • Cosmed T150 Treadmill
  • Brower Timing Gates
  • FitLight Training Systems
  • FLIR Infrared Camera
  • CorTemp Body Temperature Analysis System
  • Full Biochemistry Lab

Recent and Relevant Publications (*Student)

M.L. Bello*, D.A. Anglin*, Z.M. Gillen, and J.W. Smith. (2022) Comparison of wearable technology at quantifying power and muscle load of endurance runners against varying wind resistance. International Journal of Kinesiology & Sports Science, 10(2), 11. DOI: 10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.10n.2p.11.

B.D. Shepherd*, F.G. Price*, B.M. Krings*, and J.W. Smith. (2022) Comparison of a continuous and discontinuous GXT in V̇O2 in resistance trained and endurance trained males. International Journal of Exercise Science. 15(4): 414-422. PMID: 35518364.

J.W. Smith, M. Bello*, and F.G. Price*. (2021) A case-series observation of sweat rate variability in endurance trained athletes. Nutrients. 13(6):1807. DOI: 10.3390/nu13061807. PMID: 34073387.

B.M. Krings*, H.S. Waldman*, B.D. Shepherd*, M.J. McAllister, B.J. Fountain, J. Lamberth, and J.W. Smith. (2021) The metabolic and performance effects of carbohydrate timing in resistance trained males undergoing a carbohydrate restricted diet. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 46(6):626-636. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0830. PMID: 33301383.

F.G. Price*, A.J. Turner*, J.W. Smith, B.M. Krings*, H.S. Waldman*, H. Chander, A.C. Knight, and M.J. McAllister. (2020) The effects of high-intensity interval training on performance of Division I college 800/1500 m runners. International Journal of Kinesiology & Sports Science. 8(3). 28-35. DOI: 10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.8n.3p.28.  

H.S. Waldman*, J.W. Smith, J. Lamberth, B.J. Fountain, R.J. Bloomer, M.B. Butawan, M.J. McAllister. (2020) A 28-day carbohydrate-restricted diet improves markers of cardiovascular disease in professional firefighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(10). 2785-2792. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003749. PMID: 32740289.

B.M. Krings*, M.J. McAllister, B.D. Shepherd*, H.S. Waldman*, and J.W. Smith. (2020) Effects of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on upper body resistance exercise performance. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 30(1). 42-47. DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2019–0073. PMID: 31563122.

S.A. Basham*, H.S. Waldman*, B.M. Krings*, J. Lamberth, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister. (2019) Effect of curcumin supplementation on exercise-induced oxidative stress, inflammation, muscle damage, and muscle soreness. Journal of Dietary Supplements. 17(4). 401-414. DOI: 10.1080/19390211.2019.1604604. PMID: 31025894.

H.S. Waldman*, J.W. Smith, J. Lamberth, and M.J. McAllister. (2019) A 28-day carbohydrate-restricted diet improves markers of cardiometabolic health and performance in professional firefighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(12). 3284-3294. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003354. PMID: 31469768.

H.S. Waldman*, B.M. Krings*, F.G. Price*, A.C. Knight, H. Chander, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Exogenous ketone salts do not improve cognitive responses after a high-intensity exercise protocol in healthy college-aged males. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 43(7), 711-717 DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0724. PMID: 29451991.

H.S. Waldman*, B.J. Fountain, S.A. Basham*, B.M. Krings*, J.W. Smith, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Effects of a 15-day low carbohydrate, high fat diet in resistance trained males. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(11), 3103-3111. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002282. PMID: 29076962.

J.W. Smith, B.M. Krings*, B.D. Shepherd*, H.S. Waldman*, S.A. Basham*, and M.J. McAllister (2018). Effects of carbohydrate and branched chain amino acid ingestion during upper-body resistance exercise on performance and post-exercise hormone response. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 43(5), 504-509. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0563. PMID: 29244956.

J.A. Rountree*, B.M. Krings*, T.J. Peterson*, A. Thigpen*, M.J. McAllister, M.E. Holmes, and J.W. Smith (2017). Efficacy of carbohydrate ingestion during training on CrossFit performance. Sports. 5(61), 1-8. DOI: 10.3390/sports5030061. PMID: 29910421.

J.W. Smith, B.M. Krings*, T.J. Peterson*, J.A. Rountree*, and R.B. Zak, M.J. McAllister (2017). Ingestion of an amino acid electrolyte beverage during resistance exercise does not impact fluid shifts into muscle or performance. Sports. 5(36), 1-9. DOI: 10.3390/sports5020036. PMID: 29910396.

B.M. Krings*, T.J. Peterson*, B.D. Shepherd*, M.J. McAllister, and J.W. Smith (2017). Effects of carbohydrate ingestion and carbohydrate mouth rinse and on repeated sprint performance. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 27(3), 104-112. DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0321. PMID: 2818250.

B.M. Krings*, J.A. Rountree*, M.J. McAllister, P.C. Cummings*, T.J. Peterson*, B.J. Fountain, and J.W. Smith (2016). Effects of acute carbohydrate ingestion on anaerobic exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 13(40), 1-11. DOI 10.1186/s12970-016-0152-9. PMID: 27843418.

J.W. Smith, D.D. Pascoe, D.H. Passe, B.C. Ruby, L.K. Stewart, L.B. Baker, and J.J. Zachwieja (2013). Curvilinear dose-response relationship of carbohydrate (0-120 g·h-1) and performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(2): 336–341. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827205d1. PMID: 22968309.

J.W. Smith, J.J. Zachwieja, F. Péronnet, D. Massicotte, C. Lavoie, D.D. Pascoe (2010). Fuel selection and cycling endurance performance with ingestion of 13C-glucose: Evidence of a carbohydrate dose-response. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108: 1520 – 1529. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.91394.2008. PMID: 20299609.


Resources

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES)

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM)

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI)

TYM Athletic Performance


Prospective Students

For more information on undergraduate programs, visit: http://www.kinesiology.msstate.edu/undergraduate/

For more information on graduate programs, visit: http://www.kinesiology.msstate.edu/graduate/         


Contact Us

Office:

121 McCarthy Gym Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6186 Mississippi State, MS 39762

E-mail:

johneric.smith@msstate.edu


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