School of Biomedical Sciences

Does a new training machine promote greater strength gains?

We are looking into the training adaptations that occur with a novel form of exercise.

As part of this project, you will be invited to attend the integrative exercise suite located within the Garstang building approximately 23 times when convenient for you over the course of a 12-week period.

You will be one of the first people in the UK to use a new exercise training machine which may produce greater strength gains compared to currently advocated exercise.

We will provide you with a thorough insight into the effect that different exercise modalities have on your body’s systemic response, overall strength and fitness levels.

The criteria for this study are as follows:

You must be:

1) healthy, sedentary or moderately active
2) MALE 
3) between the ages of 18-45.

You must NOT:

1) have any active associated medical disorder
2) use prescription medication or over the counter preparations that may alter results
3) have had a recent illness or viral infection (within the last two weeks)
4) use recreational or performance enhancing drugs
5) have a history of anaemia, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, family history of sudden death, fainting, heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, severe muscle or joint injury
6) be unable to provide informed consent or understand English.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be able to send you more detailed study information.

  • Contact: Nick Renwick - - 0113 343 1669
  • Ethical approval reference number: BIOSCI 15-001
  • Closing date for participants: 31 May 2017