CREW (Creatine and Resistance Exercise in Women)

This research is examining the changes in muscle size, muscle function, body composition, strength, and blood vessel health. Specifically, the changes in these variables over the course of 8 weeks of training with or without blood flow restriction (BFR) and the supplementation of creatine or placebo (dextrose, a sugar in the form of a powder which is the standard placebo). Creatine monohydrate (Cr) is the most popular supplement for athletes and benefits all populations, however women are still very hesitant to take it due to the misconception of weight gain. This study will look to measure those muscle and body changes with exercise.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Are female between the ages of 18 to 35
  • Recreationally active, defined as meeting the ACSM standards for recreationally active individuals of participating in physical activity ≥ 150 minutes exercise/week.
  • Not following a resistance training program
  • Are Not currently taking creatine monohydrate or have not taken it in the last 6 weeks
  • No known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease (i.e. heart failure, diabetes, COPD, etc.)
  • Do not regularly use prescription medication (not including contraceptives)
  • Are not currently seeking medical care.
  • Are not currently pregnant.

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Taken creatine in the last 6 weeks
  • Currently following a resistance training program for lower body

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00005471
PI: Paola M. Rivera
IRB Expiration May 16, 2024
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Recruitment End Date:
January 7, 2024
Education Complex
2494 University Boulevard
ED174B- EPIC Lab
Orlando, Fl 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 27
Expected time per visit: 1 hours
Type: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Point of Contact:
Paola Rivera
Faculty Advisors:
Ethan Hill
Associated Units:
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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