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Physiological effects of a cab workout and stressful events on the road

09 July 2019

This study is looking at the intensity of a resistance workout that has been designed to be performed by lorry drivers whilst in the cab. Lorry drivers due to the occupation are more likely to be unhealthy than most other occupations, thus this workout is aimed at improving the health of this population.


  • - No cardiovascular disease, haemophilia, or any blood-borne viruses or mobility limitations
  • - No muscular or skeletal conditions that prevent completion of resistance exercise
  • - No respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD
  • - BMI below 35kg/m2
  • - No regular weight training
  • - Don't meet Physical Activity guidelines (30minutes 5 times per week of moderate PA)
  • - Blood Pressure < 140/80mmHg
  • - No diabetes Type 2
  • - Not pregnant
  • - Under 65 years of age

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences ethics committee at Loughborough University on the 10th of June 2019.

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