Maintaining Muscle Mass Gains
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02621346|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by Alison Divine, Western University, Canada.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 3, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Using Imagery to Maintain Muscle Mass Gains in the Quadriceps||Behavioral: Imagery Behavioral: Muscle Maintenance Behavioral: Bicep Curls||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Official Title:||Maintaining Muscle Mass Gains|
|Study Start Date :||January 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2018|
Experimental: Imagery Group
The imagery group, will sit on the leg press and image completing 3 sets of leg press. The imagery group will be asked to fill out the Movement Imagery Questionnaire -revised as this gives us a measure of imagery ability. The imagery group will be given an imagery script prior to imaging. Weekly manipulation checks will be completed to ensure that participants are imagining what they are supposed to.
Prior to exercising participants will be given an imagery script. Afterwards, participants will imagine completing the leg press.
Active Comparator: Maintenance Group
The maintenance group will continue to perform the leg press three times per week at 1/3rd of final strength assessment. This is the percentage of intensity recommended to maintain muscle mass and strength gains by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Behavioral: Muscle Maintenance
Participants complete the leg press exercises at an intensity that promotes muscle maintenance but not muscle growth
Active Comparator: Control Group
Control group will come in 3 times per week for 20 minutes and complete 3 sets of 8-12 of a bicep curl 1/3 of predicted 1 RM
Behavioral: Bicep Curls
Control group participants will complete a bicep exercise at a maintenance training intensity.
- Muslce mass (grams) determined by the DEXA body scan. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
- Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02621346
|Exercise and health Psychology Lab|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7|
|Contact: Alison Divine, PhD (Candidate) 519 661 2111 email@example.com|