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Resistance training research study seeks volunteers

September 11, 2018 — 

On the hunt for muscle gains? A new study at the University of Manitoba might be exactly what you’re looking for.

The study’s aim is to determine if wearing blood flow restricting bands while working out with resistance/weights increases muscle growth.

“What we’re trying to find out with this research is whether the metabolic by-products that are built up by the blood flow restriction are actually causing hypertrophy to occur in terms of muscle size that’s being gained using this method,” says the study’s primary investigator, Dr Stephen Cornish, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Univeristy of Manitoba.

The study needs men, aged 18-30, who aren’t currently adhering to regular resistance training routine. The commitment required is approximately 40 hours spread over 14 weeks.

“If you’re someone who’s looking to get into resistance training, or looking to get back into a routine, signing up for this study would be a great way to do that,” adds Cornish.

Check out a video on this study for more information.

Interested in taking part, or know of someone who might be? Please contact Dr Cornish at Stephen [dot] Cornish [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-9981.

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