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Effect of Kettlebell Training on Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Health

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01076127
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Disorders Behavioral: Ketllebell training Behavioral: Control Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Kettlebell Training on Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Health
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain in the neck/shoulder and back [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ]
  2. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ]
  3. Fitness (VO2-max) [ Time Frame: before and after the 8-week intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
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
First Posted: February 25, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 14, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases