2011 TC Research
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College Columbia University

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Fred DiMenna

Professional Background

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts: Business Management, School of Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.

Master of Arts: Exercise Science, Department of Health Studies, Physical Education and Human Performance Sciences, Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.

Doctor of Philosophy: Exercise Physiology, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K.

 

Scholarly Interests

Bioenergetics, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, pulmonary gas exchange dynamics, mathematical modeling of the pulmonary VO2 response, limitations to/control of muscle oxidative metabolism, ventilatory control, exercise testing and interpretation, neuromuscular aspects of strength training, resistance training for hypertrophy.

Selected Publications

Jones, A.M., Wilkerson, D.P., DiMenna, F.J., Fulford, J. and Poole, D.C. (2008). Muscle metabolic responses to exercise above and below the "critical power" assessed using 31P-MRS. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 294, R585-R593.

Jones, A.M., DiMenna, F., Lothian, F., Taylor, E., Garland, S.W., Hayes, P.R. and Thompson, K.G. (2008) Priming' exercise and O2 uptake kinetics during treadmill running. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 161, 182-188.

DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Burnley, M. and Jones, A.M. (2008). Influence of priming exercise on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise from an elevated baseline. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105, 538-546.

Davies, R.C., Eston, R.G., Poole, D.C., Rowlands, A.V., DiMenna, F., Wilkerson, D.P., Twist, C. and Jones, A.M. (2008) Effect of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage on the dynamics of muscle oxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105, 1413-1421.

DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Burnley, M., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2009). Influence of priming exercise on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise at extreme pedal rates. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106, 432-442.

Bailey, S.J., Wilkerson, D.P., DiMenna, F.J. and Jones, A.M. (2009). Influence of repeated sprint training on pulmonary O2 uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106, 1875-1887.

Bailey, S.J., Winyard, P., Vanhatalo, A., Blackwell, J.R., DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Tarr, J., Benjamin, N. and Jones, A.M. (2009). Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 107, 1144-1155.

DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Burnley, M., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2009). Influence of extreme pedal rates on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise from an elevated baseline. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 169, 16-23.

DiMenna, F.J. and Jones, A.M. (2009). "Linear" versus "Nonlinear"  O2 responses to exercise: reshaping traditional beliefs. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 7, 67-84.

Bailey, S.J., Vanhatalo, A., Wilkerson, D.P., DiMenna, F.J. and Jones, A.M. (2009). Optimizing the "priming" effect: influence of prior exercise intensity and recovery duration on O2 uptake kinetics and severe-intensity exercise tolerance. Journal of Applied Physiology, 107, 1743-1756.

DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Burnley, M., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2010).  Priming exercise speeds pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during supine "work-to-work" high-intensity cycle exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108, 283-292.

Vanhatalo, A., Fulford, J., DiMenna, F. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Influence of hyperoxia on muscle metabolic responses and the power-duration relationship during severe-intensity exercise in humans: a 31P-MRS study. Experimental Physiology, 95, 528-540.

DiMenna, F.J., Fulford, J., Bailey, S.J., Vanhatalo, A., Wilkerson, D.P. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Influence of priming exercise on muscle [PCr] and pulmonary O2 uptake dynamics during "work-to-work" knee-extension exercise. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 172, 15-23.

Bailey, S.J., Fulford, J., Vanhatalo, A., Winyard, P., Blackwell, J.R., DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Benjamin, N. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances muscle contractile efficiency during knee-extensor exercise in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109, 135-148.

Bailey, S.J., Romer, L.M., Kelly, J., Wilkerson, D.P., DiMenna, F.J. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Inspiratory muscle training enhances pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics and high-intensity exercise tolerance in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109, 457-468.

DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Influence of body position on muscle deoxy[Hb + Mb] during ramp cycle exercise. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 173, 138-145.

Bailey, S.J., DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Vanhatalo, A. and Jones, A.M. (2011). A fast-start strategy improves VO2 kinetics and high-intensity exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43, 457-467.

DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J., Vanhatalo, A., Chidnok, W. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Elevated baseline VO2 per se does not elicit "work-to-work" slowing of pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109, 1148-1154.

Bailey, S.J., Winyard, P., Vanhatalo, A., Blackwell, J.R., DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., and Jones, A.M. (2010). Acute L-arginine supplementation reduces the O2 cost of moderate-intensity exercise and enhances high-intensity exercise tolerance. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109, 1394-1403.

Vanhatalo, A., Bailey, S.J., Blackwell, J.R., DiMenna, F., Pavey, T., Wilkerson, D.P., Benjamin, N., Winyard, P.G. and Jones, A.M. (2010). Acute and chronic effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on blood pressure and the physiological responses to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 299, R1121-R1131.

Bailey, S.J., Winyard, P.G., Blackwell, J.R., Vanhatalo, A., Lansley, K.E., DiMenna, F.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Campbell, I.T., and Jones, A.M. (2011). Influence of N-acetylcysteine administration on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics and exercise tolerance in humans. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 175, 121-129.
 
Lansley, K.E., Winyard, P.G., Fulford, J., Vanhatalo, A., Bailey, S.J., Blackwell, J.R., DiMenna, F.J., Gilchrist, M., Benjamin, N. and Jones, A.M. (2011). Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of walking and running: a placebo-controlled study. Journal of Applied Physiology, 110, 591-600.

Vanhatalo, A., Poole, D.C., DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2011). Muscle fiber recruitment and the slow component of O2 uptake: constant work rate vs. all-out sprint exercise. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 300, R700-R707.

Lansley, K.E., DiMenna, F., Bailey, S.J. and Jones, A.M. (2011). A new' method to normalise exercise intensity. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 535-541.

Chidnok, W., DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J., Vanhatalo, A., Morton, R.H., Wilkerson, D.P. and Jones, A.M. (2012). Exercise tolerance in intermittent cycling: Application of the critical power concept. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44, 966-976.

Chidnok, W., DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J., Burnley, M., Wilkerson, D.P., Vanhatalo, A. and Jones, A.M. (2013). VO2max is not altered by self-pacing during incremental exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, 529-539.

Chidnok, W., DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J., Burnley, M., Wilkerson, D.P., Vanhatalo, A. and Jones, A.M. (2013). VO2max is not altered by self-pacing during incremental exercise: reply to the letter of Alexis R. Mauger. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, 543-544.

Chidnok, W., DiMenna, F.J., Bailey, S.J., Wilkerson, D.P., Vanhatalo, A. and Jones, A.M. (2013). Effects of pacing strategy on work done above critical power during high-intensity exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45, 1377-1385.

Vanhatalo, A., Bailey, S.J., DiMenna, F.J., Blackwell, J.R., Wallis, G.A. and Jones, A.M. (2013). No effect of acute L-arginine supplementation on O2 cost or exercise tolerance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, 1805-1819.

Chidnok, W., Fulford, J., Bailey, S.J., DiMenna, F.J., Skiba, P.F., Vanhatalo, A. and Jones, A.M. (2013). Muscle metabolic determinants of exercise tolerance following exhaustion: relationship to the critical power'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 115, 243-250.