“Dopamine and Muscle Function in the Heat”
our goal is to study the effects of dopamine activity, using Ritalin ingestion, on neuromuscular function over the course of a progressive heating and cooling protocol developed in our lab. We hypothesize that Ritalin will minimize the previously reported progressive impairment in neuromuscular function with hyperthermia compared to placebo, suggesting that dopamine activity preserves neuromuscular capacity with hyperthermia.
Drug - Ritalin 20Mg Tablet
Single dose for all participants
Drug - Placebo Oral Tablet
Placebo with same appearance/taste
The Influence of Dopamine Activity on Neuromuscular Function During Passive Heat Stress