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Does Aerobic Training Followed by Resistance Training Enhance Aerobic Capacity in Seniors

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01752816
First Posted: December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 15, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gisela Sjogaard, University of Southern Denmark
  Purpose
In healthy young subjects a single bout of strength training following endurance training has been shown to improve markers for aerobic capacity in muscle compared to a single bout of endurance training alone. The present project tests the hypothesis: 12 weeks of training with sessions of endurance training followed by strength training is superior to endurance training alone for health participants 50-65 years of age. The outcome measures are maximal oxygen uptake and knee-extension strength.

Condition Intervention Phase
Elderly Behavioral: exercise training Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Does Aerobic Training Followed by Resistance Training Enhance Aerobic Capacity in Seniors? A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Further study details as provided by Gisela Sjogaard, University of Southern Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • maximal oxygen uptake [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • knee extension strength [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: endurance training
40 min bicycle or treadmill training at 60% maximal oxygen uptake
Behavioral: exercise training
Experimental: Strength following endurance training
20 minutes bicycle or treadmill training at 60% maximal oxygen uptake followed by 20 minutes stength training increasing from 15RM to 10RM
Behavioral: exercise training

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy
  • understanding Danish language

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medical contraindication for training
  • taking beta-blockers
  • physical exercise training more than 2 hrs per week
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01752816


Locations
Denmark
Næstved Senior Motion klub
Næstved, Sjælland, Denmark, DK 4700
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gisela Sjøgaard, DrMedSci University of Southern Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Gisela Sjogaard, professor, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01752816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-20120178
First Submitted: December 14, 2012
First Posted: December 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 15, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Gisela Sjogaard, University of Southern Denmark:
endurance training,
strength training,
aerobic capacity,
muscle strenght
physical capacity