BFRSense: Sensory Effect of Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Exercise
Consider taking part in a research study that is examining changes in muscle function and sensory perception during blood flow resistance training and traditional resistance training. This study involves eight total visits (1 consent, 1 baseline, and 6 exercise visits).
During each visit, surface electromyography, heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygenation will be assessed during different conditions. One condition will involve completing four sets of exercise and as many repetitions as possible during each set at 30% of the heaviest weight you can lift with blood flow restriction, one condition will involve completing four sets of exercise and as many repetitions as possible during each set at 30% of the heaviest weight you can lift while breathing oxygen reduced air, one condition will involve completing four sets of exercise and as many repetitions as possible during each set at a 70% of the heaviest weight you can lift (with no blood flow restriction), one condition involves wearing blood flow restriction cuffs without exercise, and one condition without and exercise or interventions. Sensory changes will also be assessed before exercise and immediately after, 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes after exercise.
- Ages 18-45
- Resistance-trained males and females that complete lower body resistance training about twice per week for at least the past six months.
- Are willing to come in for all testing visits
- No known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease as determined by the Medical Health and Activity Questionnaire
- Do not regularly use prescription medication other than birth control, that would change the physiological response to exercise.
- Are not seeking medical care for a condition that would alter the response to exercise
- Not currently pregnant
Participate in this ResearchSubmitting this form will put you in contact with the main point of contact for this project. They will provide more information and determine if you meet all of the qualifications needed.
PI: Christopher Proppe
December 1, 2023
12494 University Blvd
174 (EPIC Lab)
Orlando, FL 32816
Number of visits: 8
Expected time per visit: 1.5 hours
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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