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University of St Mary's Fitness Study

posted 3 Aug 2015, 02:23 by Robert Emmetts PRO   [ updated 3 Aug 2015, 02:25 ]
Researchers at the University of St Mary’s, Twickenham are inviting participants for a new fitness study. They are interested in looking at the effects of vascular occlusion on repeated sprint performance in trained team-sport athletes and in return are offering FREE athlete profiles. This offer is only available during the summer and places are running out quickly.

Vascular occlusion has shown to have beneficial effects on aerobic performance and we are interested in seeing such effects on an anaerobic/aerobic repeated sprint protocol.

The research is organised by James O’Dowd, and supervised by Dr Stephen Patterson.

The study would require you attend St Mary’s University to complete the following:

  • Baseline testing VO2max and familiarisation (45 minutes)
  • 4 trials using different types of vascular occlusion at different pressures prior completion of repeated sprint test (75 minutes). Separated by 5-7 days

This testing can be completed individually or even as groups 2-4. Testing can be completed at ANYTIME to suit around your schedule, be it during the week before or after work, during the day, and even weekend! The trials are of minimal loading and will not produce fatigue, so can be completed before training/ exercise days.

By completing this study, you will firstly learn about the benefits of vascular occlusion on repeated sprint performance/ your sports performance, a key attribute to your teams sport. Furthermore your athlete profile WILL contain:
  • VO2max
  • Repeated sprint ability
  • Fatigue index (ability to withstand fatigue from repeated sprint)
  • Maximal sprint performance (30m)
  • Anthropometrical data (body fat%)

This data can be great indicators of fitness and can be used for training programmes design. In addition, repeated sprint trials can be a good warm-up for conditioning work and prepare you well in your sport.

A detailed information sheet on the study can be downloaded from the link at the end of this page.
If interested or wish for further information, please contact:

Phone: 07946534294

Robert Emmetts PRO,
3 Aug 2015, 02:23