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We are recruiting elite sprint and endurance cyclists for a study being conducted at San Diego State University Exercise Physiology Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Fred Kolkhorst, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. The purpose of the study is to compare how rapidly the aerobic system is activated at the onset of exercise between these two groups of athletes. We are searching for 6-8 elite sprint- and 6-8 elite endurance-trained cyclists. Women must be between the ages of 18 and 54 years of age (and not more than 3 months pregnant) and men between 18 and 44 years. Cyclists participating in the study would need to complete five testing sessions on separate days. The first session would be to determine the cyclist’s maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) and would require 30-45 min in the laboratory. The study would also include three sessions of a single 6-minute bout of cycling at a high intensity (requiring approximately 20 minutes) and a single session of five 6-minute cycling bouts at a moderate intensity (requiring approximately 75 minutes).

This project is not funded; therefore, we are unable to pay for subject participation. However, as an incentive, following the study, we are offering participants any two laboratory tests that we regularly perform. Our laboratory is well-equipped to estimate body composition using hydrostatic (underwater) weighing and to determine VO2max, lactate threshold, or cycling economy. These tests have value to determine current fitness levels and/or to monitor training status through different times of the season. Interpretation of test results would also be included.

We would greatly appreciate any referrals to our laboratory for this study. For anyone interested in further information about this study, Dan Cannon, Aaron Schenone, or Dr. Fred Kolkhorst may be reached through the contact information listed below. Please accept our appreciation of your time and consideration for your assistance.

Sincerely


Dan Cannon
San Diego State University
Department of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
[email protected]

Fred W. Kolkhorst, Ph.D., FACSM
San Diego State University
Department of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
Director, Exercise Physiology Labs
619-594-1924
[email protected]

Aaron Schenone
San Diego State University
Department of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
[email protected]
 
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