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14 September 2009

Cyclists needed for Cape Town study

UCT's Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine are investigating the effect of high-intensity interval training on cycling performance.

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The University of Cape Town's Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine are investigating the effect of high-intensity interval training on cycling performance.

What type of subjects are they looking for?

  • 22 injury-free and healthy male cyclists between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Cyclists who have completed on average at least eight hours of training a week for the last six weeks

What will be required of you?

  • A VO2 max test and a 40km TT
  • Two weeks of training including four high-intensity interval sessions in the laboratory
  • Refrain from racing for the duration of the study (four weeks)

What are the benefits?

  • Full analysis of your performance tests
  • Supervised training by high-performance cycling consultants
  • An opportunity to "sharpen" up your fitness

Who is conducting this research?

  • UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Rd, Newlands.
    Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town.

Who should you contact?

Please apply before 30 September 2009.

 
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