Walter R Thompson

Walter R Thompson
Georgia State University | GSU · Department of Kinesiology and Health

Ph.D.

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July 1994 - present
Georgia State University
Position
  • Regents' Professor and Associate Dean
July 1985 - June 1994
University of Southern Mississippi
Position
  • Professor and Director, Laboratory for Applied Physiology
December 1979 - July 1985
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Position
  • Program Director, Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Services

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Publications (136)
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From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • Explain the differences between a fad and a trend • Use the worldwide fitness trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry to further promote physical activity • Study expert opinions about identified fitness...
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Background: Although regular exercise is recommended for preventing and treating overweight/obesity, the most effective exercise type for improving cardiometabolic health in individuals with overweight/obesity remains largely undecided. This network meta-analysis aimed to evaluate and rank the comparative efficacy of 5 exercise modalities on cardio...
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Objective To evaluate the effects of walking, independent of diet and weight-loss, on lipids and lipoproteins in women with overweight and obesity. Data Source Academic Search Complete, Alternative Health Watch, Global Health, Health Source, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, SportDiscus, and ProQuest. Study Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria (1) experiment-...
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Since 2006 the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) has annually published the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends and through them fitness professionals around the world are asked about their prediction of the most prominent trends in the fitness market for the following year. The results of fitness trends surveys are intended to help this ind...
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The year 2020 is the most memorable in many of our lives, especially those of us in the fitness industry.The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Even as you read this, health clubs are closing, or at the very best restructuring their services. For that reason, this 15th annual survey of fitness trends will have the most impact it has ev...
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Background and purpose In 1994, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) established the IPC Sport Science Committee in an effort to bring Paralympic Movement relevant research questions to the academic world. In 1996, the IPC Sport Science Committee put an application system in place, allowing scholars to conduct research at the Paralympic Gam...
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There is overwhelming evidence in the scientific and medical literature that physical inactivity is a major public health problem with a wide array of harmful effects. Over 50% of health status can be attributed to unhealthy behaviors with smoking, diet, and physical inactivity as the main contributors. Exercise has been used in both the treatment...
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Apply It! From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • Articulate the differences between a fad and a trend • Use the worldwide trends in commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry to further promote physical activity • Study expert opinions about identified fitnes...
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PurposeWe sought to describe and examine the interrelationships between energy intake, body composition, and estimated energy balance.Methods Using self-reported hourly food intake and formula-based energy expenditure (EE) protocols, 19 female professional cheerleaders (mean age 25.4 years) were assessed to obtain energy balance (EB) for a typical...
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Table of Contents Summary: The annual ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® worldwide survey to determine industry trends by health fitness professionals is now in its 13th consecutive year. Strength training (the #5 trend in 2018) was dropped from this year's survey because it was determined to be too generic. In previous surveys, educated, certified,...
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This annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 12th year. New this year is the inclusion of some member organizations of the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP). Participating organizations included the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Council on Stren...
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As U.S. health care continues its transition from volume- to value-based care, EIM has a unique opportunity to be a major contributor and position itself as the primary resource for physical activity by linking clinical settings with community care, with a large EIMCredentialed work force providing a key component of this connection. Looking into t...
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Apply It: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: Tell the difference between a fad and a trend. Apply and use worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry. Read expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2018.
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Learning Objectives From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • The difference between a fad and a trend. • Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry. • Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2017.
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This chapter chronicles the foundation on which Sir Ludwig Guttmann envisioned the Paralympic Movement, and is written for coaches and for athletes, the elite and the yet-to-be elite athlete who has a physical, visual, or intellectual impairment. It highlights some greatest moments in Paralympic history such as the London 2012 Games which saw multi...
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Part of the esteemed IOC Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, this new volume on Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete will be athlete-centred with each chapter written for the practical use of medical doctors and allied health personnel. The chapters also consider the role of medical science in the athlete's sporting career and s...
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Learning Objectives Readers of this article can expect to learn how to interpret a research article from the abstract through the methods and discussion sections to the authors' conclusions. They will learn how to interpret the results and apply them in a gym setting. Readers also will be able to differentiate between different types of research an...
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2374 Board #121 May 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Relationships Among Energy Balance, Time of Day and Obesity Prevalence Calvin Lloyd Cole, Dr. Leslie J. Brandon, FACSM, Dr. Dan Benardot, FACSM, Dr. Walter Thompson, FACSM. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Email: ccole13@gsu.edu (No relationships reported) PURPOSE: Many Americans have poor food con...
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From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • the difference between a fad and a trend • worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry • expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2015
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The Relationship Between BMI, Perceived Weight, and Academic Performance In Minority Middle School Students. Andrews, Elgin ; Thompson, Walter FACSM ; Benardot, Dan FACSM ; Brandon, L. Jerome FACSM ; Ligouri, Gary FACSM ; Hendricks, Robert Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2014 - Volume 46 - Issue 5S - p 884–885 doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000...
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From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • the difference between a fad and a trend • worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry • expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2014
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Between May 1 and 4 of this year, scientists, athletes, coaches and sport administrators came together in Bonn, Germany for the VISTA2013 Conference. VISTA is held every 2 years in an attempt to have substantial conversations about a topic chosen by the organisers, the Sports Science Committee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Previo...
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From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • the difference between a fad and a trend • worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health and fitness industry • expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2013
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The purpose was to compare 24 participants' acute physiological and affective responses to two aerobic prescriptions in three sessions. Anthropometry, International Physical Activity Questionnaire, and VO2max were recorded. In subsequent visits two aerobic prescriptions were randomly applied: one based on VO2max (PBVO2max) and another based on phys...
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Os objetivos deste estudo foram: estabelecer a prevalência de sobrepeso/obesidade em duas grandes academias no Rio de Janeiro; comparar os resultados com taxas demográficas nacionais e municipais de obesidade; e comparar a prevalência e magnitude de sobrepeso entre os sexos e grupos etários. O estudo analisou 12415 sujeitos (4932 homens e 7483 mulh...
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The objectives were to propose a new strategy for adjusting aerobic training variables based on the eighth American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines and maximal aerobic power (&OV0312;O2max) and to establish energy expenditure (EE) recommendations for training, which depend on a subject's body mass (BM). Exclusively based on aerobic tra...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • The difference between a fad and a trend • Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health and fitness industry • Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2012
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A potential emerging problem associated with increasingly popularized extreme conditioning programs (ECPs) has been identified by the military and civilian communities. That is, there is an apparent disproportionate musculoskeletal injury risk from these demanding programs, particularly for novice participants, resulting in lost duty time, medical...
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This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disab...
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Learning Objectives: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • The difference between a fad and a trend • Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (medical fitness), and community health and fitness industry • Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2011
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The risk of hyponatremia during distance running in the heat has been observed to be greater for women compared to men presumably due to over-drinking relative to sweat loss.PURPOSE: To examine hydration practices and risk factors associated with hyponatremia in non-elite male and female runners participating in a cold weather half-marathon and mar...
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Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is unique to individuals with spinal injuries (SCI) at T6 or above and can be voluntarily induced. Although AD improves wheelchair racing performance in some athletes, it also elicits exaggerated blood pressure, which could be dangerous. The International Paralympic Committee considers AD doping and banned its use. The pu...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • The difference between a fad and a trend • Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry • Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2010
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The number of African American (AA) patients living with heart failure (HF) has been increasing, especially among the economically disadvantaged. Yoga therapy has been found to improve physical and psychological parameters among healthy individuals, but its effect in patients with HF remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the eff...
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Physical education time has been reduced or even eliminated in middle and high schools in favor of more time for standardized test preparation, especially in urban schools and inner cities. One way to replace the time lost is by providing it after school as part of a comprehensive program. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is such a program, networked...
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This study reports data on the relationship of heart rate and blood pressure to state and trait social anxiety. Findings support the prediction that high trait anxiety subjects evidence a correlation between physiological measures and social anxiety. Measures of heart rate in both resting and talking periods correlate with state anxiety among high...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: • The difference between a fad and a trend. • Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry. • Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2009.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of hypohydration (HH) on the lactate threshold (LT) in a hot and humid environment. Ten apparently healthy males (age 25+/-3 yrs; height 1.8+/-0.04 m; mass 78+/-12 kg; VO2peak 3.7+/-0.4 L/min) underwent four randomly assigned maximal treadmill tests. Two trials were at room temperature (22+/-1...
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Creatine monohydrate (CrMH) supplementation aids the ability to maintain performance during repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise, including jump performance. However, carbohydrate supplementation may also provide similar benefits and is less expensive. This study compared the effects of an energy-free placebo, 2 different caloric concentration...
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Despite recent advances in pharmacologic and device therapy, morbidity and mortality from heart failure (HF) remain high. Yoga combines physical and breathing exercises that may benefit patients with HF. We hypothesized that an 8-week regimen of yoga in addition to standard medical therapy would improve exercise capacity, inflammatory markers, and...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: 1. the difference between a fad and a trend, 2. worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry, and 3. expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2008.
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Fluctuations in regulatory hormones, body temperature and other physiological mechanisms during the menstrual cycle cause individual symptoms, including a perceived weight gain. This study determined the effects of a normal menstrual cycle on body weight, percentage body fat (% fat by hydrostatic weighing), respiratory measures of vital capacity an...
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Learning Objectives: From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: 1. The difference between a fad and a trend 2. Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry 3. Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2007
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The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the dietary intake of female soccer players from the Under-21 (U-21) United States women’s national soccer team. Participants completed three-day food records and a medical history questionnaire. The female soccer players reported an energy intake of 34 kcal/kg body weight (total 2015 kcal/day). The con...