The school of Sport, Excercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham is conducting a research project on how lifelong exercise preserves musle health and function in older athletes compared with non-exercising individuals of the same age.
They are seeking male athletes over 60 who are either endurance runners or power-lifters, training at least two times per week for 20 years or more. They want healthy, non diabetic, non-smokers only.
You will undergo:
- 2 testing visits to the University of Birmingham
- Assessment of body composition (amount of fat and muscle), muscle strength and aerobic fitness
- A single muscle biopsy to determine muscle fibre properties
You will receive reimbursement for travel
For more information contact James Mckendry: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07879 332731
The full participant information sheet is attached here