Monitoring exercise

Carbohydrate availability on exercise performance study

Take part in our study

We are looking to recruit participants to take part in an exciting nutrition/exercise training study. This research is investigating the role of altering carbohydrate availability on exercise performance – a current hot topic within sports nutrition research. You will be eligible to take part in this study if you are:

  • Male aged 18-35
  • Trained with an anticipated VO2 max of greater than 50mL/kg-1/min-1
  • Free from metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes or insulin resistance
  • Free from any known food allergies
  • Currently not suffering from an injury

Should you wish to take part, you will be required to commit to 9 days over a 4 week period (4 sessions split over 3 days for the first week followed by 3 sessions split over 2 days per week for three weeks). 

During this time you will undergo exercise training and assessments of physical fitness/time trial performance on a treadmill. You will be required to provide finger prick blood samples, where minimal amounts of blood are taken and you will also be required to adhere to a nutrition protocol. 

Following completion of the study you will be provided with a goody bag of Science in Sport products. You will also receive a complimentary body composition assessment, undertaken by a trained ISAK Level 1 practitioner.

Full details of the study can be found in the participant information sheet. Please feel free to read this information and should you wish to take part, or if you have any further questions, please contact Douglas Crichton at or the project supervisor, Dr James Morton at