Dec 6, 2010

VO2 Max testing

Dear cyclists,
My name is Christopher Beck and I am a Masters student in Exercise Physiology in the department of Kinesiology in the School of HPER. I am conducting a research study that requires the participation of trained cyclists, and would like to invite you to participate in a research project. The eligibility criteria for the study include being a trained, male cyclist between 18 – 30 years of age and with no existence of heart, respiratory, or kidney disease as determined by the completion of a standard medical questionnaire.
What is the study? There is evidence that glucose can restore performance during endurance events, yet not much research has been conducted on fatigue during repeated, high-intensity, short-duration cycling. Glucose ingestion has been shown to induce increased glycolytic enzyme activity and skeletal muscle acidocis. Many studies have tested endurance events, but this study aims to look at the effect of glucose during high-intensity cycling.

This study involves six visits, consisting of a VO2max test, a familiarization session and four visits consisting of three, 4-km time trials on a Veltron cycle ergometer that creates resistance and measures power. One visit will be a VO2max test, one will be a familiarization test (~30min/session) and four will be exercise sessions (~1.5hr/session) over a period of 5-6 weeks. You will be required to wear a heart rate monitor in order to collect heart rate during the study. Six blood samples of 5ml (1 teaspoon) totaling 30ml (6 teaspoons) will be collected during each of the four exercise sessions and 120ml (4 oz.) will be collected over the course of the study. Participants will schedule a day and time one week apart that they can test over the duration of the study. Scheduling will begin the first week of classes and will continue enrollment until all visit times are filled.

This research project is completely voluntary, and you can decide not to participate or withdraw from the study at any time. The benefits of participation in this study will be VO2max data, power data and 6 intense training sessions directly transferable to road cycling and Little 500. I appreciate you taking the time to consider participating in this study. If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to ask. Your participation in this study would be appreciated.
For more information, please contact Christopher Beck at or (812) 855-4632. If you know of anyone that maybe interested in participating please feel free to forward this e-mail to him.

Thank you,

1 comment:

Chris said...

There are still times available to participate. Stop by HPER 073 between 9am-5pm this week or contact me via email to schedule a test time.