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Volunteers needed for exercise study

Volunteers are sought for a research study to help determine which exercise pattern has a greater impact on cardiovascular health: 20 minutes of weightlifting followed by 20 minutes of cardio, or two minutes of cardio performed before and after each set of weightlifting.

Participants will be required to complete:

  • Muscular strength tests – One-repetition max on leg press, leg curl and leg extension exercises
  • An aerobic fitness test – 12-minute VO2 max test on a stationary bike
  • Two one-hour workouts combining leg press, leg curl, leg extension and biking exercises in different patterns. Blood will be collected before and after the workouts.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be 21 to 34 years old
  • Do not have a chronic disease or recent injury that would preclude you from lower-body exericise
  • Have not exercised regularly for the past year
  • Don’t excessively consume alcohol or regularly consume nicotine
  • Are not underweight or obese
  • If female, are not pregnant, have a regular menstrual cycle and are not taking contraceptives.

If you’re interested in participating in this study, contact Matt Sokoloski at msokoloski@twu.edu.