Effect of Kettlebell Training on Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Health

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01076127
First received: February 24, 2010
Last updated: December 12, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

Neck/shoulder and back pain is quite common among employees in sedentary occupations. Furthermore, many have a low level of fitness. Strength training with dumbbells has been shown to alleviate neck/shoulder pain, but many people prefer to also have alternative training options. Empirically, kettlebell training works the neck/shoulder/back while at the same time training the cardiovascular system. This type of training has not previously been tested in a randomized controlled trial. The aim of this study is to test the effect of kettlebell training on musculoskeletal pain, fitness, and muscle strength.


Condition Intervention
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Behavioral: Ketllebell training
Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Kettlebell Training on Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Health

Further study details as provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain in the neck/shoulder and back [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fitness (VO2-max) [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ketllebell group
Basic ketllebell training 3 x 20 min a week for 8 weeks
Behavioral: Ketllebell training
Kettlebell training 3 x 20 min a week for 8 weeks
Sham Comparator: Control group
Control group. Receives a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active.
Behavioral: Control
Receives a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • employed
  • office workers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • trauma
  • life threatening diseases
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01076127

Locations
Denmark
Novo Nordisk
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Otto Melchior Poulsen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01076127     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VIMS02
Study First Received: February 24, 2010
Last Updated: December 12, 2010
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases

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