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Are you interested in your fitness level?

14 January 2020

You are being invited to take part in a research study examining changes in muscle function and muscle inflammation following exercise. There is evidence from many studies that exercise-induced muscle damage is caused by strenuous and unaccustomed exercise and is related to strength loss, pain, muscle soreness and impaired recovery; and can result to exercise avoidance. The aim is to decrease the unpleasant effects of intensive exercise, so you can have a faster recovery and perform harder.


  • Physically active males between 18 and 35 years of age or over 60 years
  • No eccentric exercise as part of your training (e.g. resistance/weight lifting - mainly on legs/deadlifts/squats/lunges/leg press/leg extension/downhill running). Exercises with just your body weight are fine as part of your normal training
  • No supplementation (e.g. fish oil)
  • No injuries
  • Non-smokers
  • Free from any immune, cardiovascular or metabolic disease

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Ethical approval

Ethical approval was obtained by the College of Liberal of Arts and Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of Westminster (ETH1819-0328). All work herein conforms to the standards set by the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975.

About the researcher

I am a final year Doctoral Researcher in Life Sciences at the University of Westminster. I am interested in studying the physiological pathways that lead to decreased performance and how these can be affected or induced by performing specific exercise protocols. My research explores how ageing affects muscle function, human performance and health. Moreover, I am investigating the impact of different nutritional strategies on offsetting this.

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