Department for Health

Inactive volunteers wanted for research into very time-efficient exercise for improving fitness

Mon Feb 02 15:20:00 GMT 2015

In the Department for Health at the University of Bath we are investigating the benefits of very time-efficient exercise programmes. After promising results in our previous studies we will now investigate whether a single short cycle sprint performed three times per week can be sufficient to improve fitness levels.

For this study we are looking for healthy volunteers (18-30 years old) who are not currently involved in regular exercise training.

Participation will involve:

  • Two fitness tests (one before and one after the exercise programme)
  • Completing 3 exercise sessions each week for 4 weeks (all supervised in our labs)
  • The exercise sessions will consist of a single 20-second ‘all-out’ cycle sprint
  • Half the participants will be allocated to a control group which will involve doing the fitness tests but not the sprint training