Cardiovascular study

The impact of exercise intensity on vascular function

We're recruiting males and females aged 18-35

Within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences we are looking to recruit males and females aged 18-35. The study aims to investigate the impact of different exercise protocols (moderate and high intensity exercise) on cardiovascular function and to determine if there is a difference between men and women.

If you decide to take part you will be invited to attend the cardiovascular laboratory at the Tom Reilly Building.

Briefly, the first visit will last 30 minutes, where you will be familiarised with the equipment, and we will measure your height and weight and undertake short incremental fitness test in order to determine your individual intensity for the further exercise visits. The next visits (two for men, four for women) will last approximately three hours and we will use ultrasound to scan an artery in your arm (the brachial artery) and take a small blood sample before and after the exercise (10min, 1h, 2h, 24h). The exercise will last 20-30 minutes.

Benefits: we will assess your exercise performance and your cardiovascular system, and if you wish, we can give you some advice regarding your exercise training based on your personal data.

Further information

If you are interested please see the participant information sheet. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Andrea Tryfonos.