Frederick DiMenna, PhD


Adjunct Assistant Professor
Columbia University Teachers College
Manhattan, NY 10027, New York, USA

Biography

After a 20-year career as a competitive bodybuilder including 10 at the drug-free professional level, Dr. DiMenna earned a Masters degree and PhD in Exercise Physiology. His PhD was supervised by Professor Andrew Jones at the University of Exeter, UK. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Teachers College, Manhattan, NY, USA.

Research Interest

His research interests include bioenergetics, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, pulmonary gas exchange dynamics, limitations to/control of muscle oxidative metabolism, dysfunctional substrate utilization and insulin resistance, neuromuscular aspects of strength training and resistance training for hypertrophy.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• The American College of Sports Medicine

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• (1998) WNBF International Heavyweight -2nd Place (drug-free professional bodybuilding)
• (1994) NGA United States Heavyweight-1st Place/Pro Card (drug-free amateur bodybuilding)

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH ARTICLES

1. Jones AM, Wilkerson DP, DiMenna FJ, Fulford J, Poole DC. Muscle metabolic responses to exercise above and below the critical power assessed using 31P-MRS. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2008; 294: R585-R593. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00731.2007
2. Jones AM, DiMenna F, Lothian F, et al. Priming exercise and O2 uptake kinetics during treadmill running. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2008; 161: 182-188. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2008.02.001
3. DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Burnley M, Jones AM. Influence of priming exercise on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise from an elevated baseline. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2008; 105: 538-546. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90357.2008.
4. Davies RC, Eston RG, Poole DC, et al. Effect of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage on the dynamics of muscle oxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake. Journal of Applied Physiology. 105: 1413-1421. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90743.2008
5. DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Burnley M, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. Influence of priming exercise on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise at extreme pedal rates. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2009; 106: 432-442. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.91195.2008
6. Bailey SJ, Wilkerson DP, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM. Influence of repeated sprint training on pulmonary O2 uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2009; 106: 1875-1887. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00144.2009
7. Bailey SJ, Winyard P, Vanhatalo A, et al. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2009; 107: 1144-1155. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00722.2009
8. DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Burnley, M, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. Influence of extreme pedal rates on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during transitions to high-intensity exercise from an elevated baseline. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2009; 169: 16-23. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90357.2008
9. DiMenna FJ, Jones AM. Linear versus Nonlinear O2 responses to exercise: reshaping traditional beliefs. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. 2009; 7: 67-84. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1728-869X(09)60009-5
10. Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Wilkerson DP, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM. 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. 2009; 107: 1743-1756. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00810.2009
11. DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Burnley M, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. Priming exercise speeds pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during supine work-to-work high-intensity cycle exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010; 108: 283-292. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01047.2009
12. Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, DiMenna F, Jones AM. Influence of hyperoxia on muscle metabolic responses and the power-duration relationship during severe-intensity exercise in humans: a 31P-MRS study. Experimental Physiology. 2010; 95: 528-540. doi: 10.1113/expphysiol.2009.050500
13. DiMenna FJ, Fulford, J, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Wilkerson DP, Jones AM. Influence of priming exercise on muscle [PCr] and pulmonary O2 uptake dynamics during work-to-work knee-extension exercise. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2010; 172: 15-23. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2010.04.017.
14. Bailey SJ, Fulford J, Vanhatalo A, et al. Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances muscle contractile efficiency during knee-extensor exercise in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010; 109: 135-148. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00046.2010
15. Bailey SJ, Romer LM, Kelly J, Wilkerson DP, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM. Inspiratory muscle training enhances pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics and high-intensity exercise tolerance in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010; 109: 457-468. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00077.2010
16. DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. Influence of body position on muscle deoxy[Hb + Mb] during ramp cycle exercise. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2010; 173: 138-145. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2010.07.005
17. Bailey SJ, DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. A fast-start strategy improves VO2 kinetics and high-intensity exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011; 43: 457-467. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181ef3dce
18. DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Chidnok W, Jones AM. Elevated baseline VO2 per se does not elicit work-to-work slowing of pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010; 109: 1148-1154.
19. Bailey SJ, Winyard P, Vanhatalo A, et al. Acute L-arginine supplementation reduces the O2 cost of moderate-intensity exercise and enhances high-intensity exercise tolerance. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010; 109: 1394-1403. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00503.2010
20. Vanhatalo A, Bailey SJ, Blackwell JR, et al. 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. 2010; 299: R1121-R1131. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00206.2010
21. Bailey SJ, Winyard PG, Blackwell JR, et al. Influence of N-acetylcysteine administration on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics and exercise tolerance in humans. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2011; 175: 121-129. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2010.10.002
22. Lansley KE, Winyard PG, Fulford J, et al. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of walking and running: a placebo-controlled study. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2011; 110: 591-600. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01070.2010.
23. Vanhatalo A, Poole DC, DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. 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. 2011; 300: R700-R707. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00761.2010.
24. Lansley KE, DiMenna F, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. A new method to normalise exercise intensity. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011; 32: 535-541. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1273754
25. Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, et al. Exercise tolerance in intermittent cycling: Application of the critical power concept. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2012; 44: 966-976. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31823ea28a.
26. Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, et al. VO2max is not altered by self-pacing during incremental exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2013; 113: 529-539. doi: 10.1007/s00421-012-2478-6
27. Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, et al. VO2max is not altered by self-pacing during incremental exercise: reply to the letter of Alexis R. Mauger. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2013; 113: 543-544. doi: 10.1007/s00421-012-2563-x.
28. Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Bailey SJ, Wilkerson DP, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. Effects of pacing strategy on work done above critical power during high-intensity exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2013; 45: 1377-1385. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182860325
29. Vanhatalo A, Bailey SJ, DiMenna FJ, Blackwell JR, Wallis GA, Jones AM. No effect of acute L-arginine supplementation on O2 cost or exercise tolerance. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2013; 113: 1805-1819. doi: 10.1007/s00421-013-2593-z.
30. Chidnok W, Fulford J, Bailey SJ, et al. Muscle metabolic determinants of exercise tolerance following exhaustion: relationship to the critical power . Journal of Applied Physiology. 2013; 115: 243-250. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00334.2013
31. Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Fulford J, et al. Muscle metabolic responses during high-intensity exercise measured by 31P-MRS: relationship to the critical power concept. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2013; 305: R1085-1092.
32. Da Boit M, Bailey SJ, Callow S, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM. Effects of interval and continuous training on O2 uptake kinetics during severe-intensity exercise initiated from an elevated metabolic baseline. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2014; 116: 1068-1077. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01365.2013