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K-State Today

February 3, 2021

Volunteers needed for exercise research

Submitted by Andrew Alexander

The Human Exercise Physiology Lab is looking for men and women to volunteer for a research study examining the effects of creatine supplementation on muscle performance and recovery.

Subjects will visit the lab six times to perform knee extension exercises with and without creatine supplementation. Muscle activity, muscle fatigue and microvascular oxygen delivery will be measured noninvasively; no needles or blood draws will be used.

Volunteers will be given creatine monohydrate or a placebo to take five days prior to the exercise tests. Then, participants will perform six one-legged knee-extension exercises, each at a different intensity, in random order on separate days. Actual exercise time is expected to last between 30 seconds and 15 minutes. Neuromuscular measurements will be measured before each exercise and immediately after exercise. After the six tests are completed, participants will be given a washout period, then repeat the tests with the second condition — creatine monohydrate or placebo. 

Contact Andrew Alexander at andrewa06@k-state.edu if interested or for more information.

This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and received approval No. 10181.

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