Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Participants wanted for HIIT study

Can high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and protein supplementation make you fitter and stronger? Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University are now looking for Melbourne-based participants to take part in an exercise training study.

HIIT is an increasingly popular form of exercise known to improve metabolic health and cardiovascular fitness. A major benefit of HIIT is that it is time-efficient with a single workout able to be completed in less than 30 minutes. What isn’t known is if HIIT can also cause gains in muscle mass, as seen with resistance exercise (e.g. weights), with protein supplementation.

Key pieces of information about this study include:

  • Six weeks of structured exercise training (weights, endurance or HIIT)
  • Free protein supplements and nutrition counselling
  • Measures of body composition, blood glucose levels and muscle biopsies
  • Fitness testing
  • Two and a half weeks of detraining (no structured exercise)
  • Individual health report

To be eligible for this study, you must be:

  • Male
  • Age 35-45 years
  • Overweight or obese
  • Able to perform exercise (e.g. weights or cycling on an exercise bike)
  • Available for morning exercise training sessions three times a week

For more information, contact:

Dr Evelyn Parr
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Email: evelyn.parr@acu.edu.au
Ph: x8278 or 03 9230 8278

Ethics approval 2017-104H

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