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19 January 2009

Male runners needed

Researchers from the UCT are investigating the effect of a protein sports drink on recovery from hard efforts (includes a free VO2 max test to start off the year!).

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Researchers from the University of Cape Town are investigating the effect of a protein sports drink on recovery from hard efforts (includes a free VO2 max test to start off the year!)

What type of subjects are they looking for?

  • 22 injury-free and healthy male long-distance runners between ages 18 and 45
  • Runners who have completed on average of at least 60km a week for the last 3 months

What will be required of you?

  • Two initial lab sessions: VO2 max test and protocol familiarisation session
  • Three experimental lab sessions:
    • Sub-maximal running test
    • Three 30m sprints
    • 5000m treadmill time trial
    • A 5ml blood sample for analysis
    • Questionnaires on recovery

    What are the benefits?

    • Full results from your VO2 max test, peak running speed, max HR, etc
    • Information on your recovery from hard efforts and whether the supplement helps you recover
    • An opportunity to “sharpen” your running 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?
    Ben Capostagno via email: cpsben001@uct.ac.za or phone: 082 562 8419

    PLEASE APPLY BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2009

     
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