Altitude study

Endurance exercise at simulated altitude study

Take part in this study

Take part in our research study: ‘Acute and Chronic Exposure to Endurance Exercise at Simulated Altitude: The Impact on Cardiac Structure and Function (EXAcTA)’.

We're looking to recruit 25 adults between the age of 18 and 40 years old who do not train more than two hours a week at moderate to high intensity. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an endurance running exercise training programme during simulated altitude to try to better understand how the heart adapts to training. We are especially interested in whether acute effects of exercise on the heart are related to effects on long term changes in the function and structure of the heart.

If you take part, you will be part of a comprehensive 14 week programme which consists of a 12 week supervised running exercise training programme in the environmental chamber at 3000m simulated altitude (the first four weeks two times and the last eight weeks three times 45 minutes a session) with tests on three separate visits one week before and one week after. All parts of the programme will take place in the Tom Reilly Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool John Moores University. The study will start in the first or second week of February 2019 and will finish in the first or second week of May 2019.

Please see the participant information sheet for further information. If you have any questions, please also contact Geert Kleinnibbelink

This study has been approved by the University Research Ethics Committee (REC) with reference 18/SPS/065.