The Effect of Insect Protein on Performance and Hypertrophy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03034239|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2017
Purpose: to study the effect of insect protein on performance and hypertrophy during 8 weeks of resistance training.
Hypothesis: Insect protein supplementation enhances the effect of resistance training on muscle mass and muscle strength.
Primary outcome: Muscle hypertrophy and muscle strength
Design: Two groups of healthy young men (age: 18-30 years) with resistance training experience, but no structural resistance training performed for the last 12 months. Randomized controlled intervention study +/- insect protein (placebo group ingest isocaloric carbohydrate). Both groups perform 8 weeks of progressive resistance training (4/week) aiming to induce muscle hypertrophy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Protein Supplementation||Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation Other: Resistance training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||18 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Insect Protein on Performance and Hypertrophy During Eight Weeks of Resistance Training|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 20, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 1, 2017|
Experimental: Insect protein group
Exercise + insect protein 8 weeks of 4/week progressive resistance training (2 days upper body, 2 days lower body). Insect protein supplementation (4g/kg) after each training + before sleep at training days, and once in the morning at non training days.
Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation
+ insect protein
Other: Resistance training
Placebo Comparator: Placebo group
Exercise + isocaloric carbohydrate 8 weeks of 4/week progressive resistance training (2 days upper body, 2 days lower body). Carbohydrate supplementation (isocaloric to protein group) after each training + before sleep at training days, and once in the morning at non training days.
Other: Resistance training
- Muscle hypertrophy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]muscle mass measured by DXA-scan
- Muscle Strength [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]muscle strength measured by maximal isometric muscle strength, 1RM at bench press and leg press and 80% 1RM to fatigue in bech and leg press
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|Aarhus University, Department for Public Health, Section for Sport Science|
|Aarhus, Denmark, 8000|
|Principal Investigator:||Mette Hansen, PhD||University of Aarhus|