Benefits of Endurance Training


Study Information
Purpose of Study
The purpose of this study is to determine if endurance athletes have increased protection to the impairment in endothelial function arising from oscillatory shear stress in arteries.
Associated Lab
Cardiovascular Stress Response Laboratory
Location
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies - 28 Division St.
Investigators
Mario Bassi, BSc. Candidate
Benefits of Participating
Participating in this study will help researchers better understand the benefits of endurance training on arterial health and function, offering protection against the development of atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries.
Compensation
$60 gift card to Metro, Food Basics or Amazon.

Inclusions:
  1. Between the ages of 18 and 30
  2. If you are an athlete who is currently training, you must have been training for the past 3 months in a lower-limb endurance training sport for 5 or more hours per week
  3. If you are not an athlete who is currently training, you must have been completing fewer than 3 hours per week of lower-limb endurance training for the past 3 months

Exclusions:
  1. Smokers
  2. Regularly taking medication
  3. Diagnosed with any cardiovascular or metabolic disease
  4. Currently completing more than 2 hours of upper body training per week

What You'll Be Asked to Do:
This study is made up of 3 sessions. The first session includes 1 VO2 peak test, and the second and third sessions include 2 lab visits. Total lab time for participants is approximately 3.5 hours.

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