Opportunity to Participate in PhD Research Project

My name is Richie and I am a PhD researcher at Liverpool Hope University, and I am trying to recruit physically active males between the ages of 18-45 for an exercise physiology research study.

For this study we are looking at the relationship between oxygen uptake at the onset of exercise and the highest sustainable exercise intensity (i.e. the “critical power”). To do this we will be comparing individuals performing cycling exercise in either the upright position or whilst lying down (supine exercise).Briefly, the study will require ~9 visits to the laboratory, each of which should last no longer than 30-45 min:
Visit 1: ramp test on an electronically braked cycle ergometer to determine VO2 max and lactate threshold
Visits 2-9: high-intensity constant work-rate prediction trials an electronically braked cycle ergometer

Following the study, you can expect to gain detailed feedback on your results, including:
• Your individual VO2 max score; a key indicator of aerobic fitness
• Your individual gas exchange threshold (i.e. lactate threshold); another key indicator of aerobic performance
• Your “critical power”, or the maximum intensity of exercise that can be sustained for prolonged periods of time
• A description of your individual training zones based on your heart rate and power output data from the test
• The opportunity to participate in cutting edge sport science research

In addition to having the opportunity to take part in cutting edge sport science/exercise physiology research, you will gain a wealth of information to give you a greater picture of your current overall health, fitness, and markers of physical performance.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please get back to me on this email address (15010347@hope.ac.uk) and I will explain the study to you in much more detail. Alternatively, feel free to give me a call or a text any time on 07909 075 938.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,

Richie Goulding