You Could Be Part of the TrainMeUpMN Study and See How Exercise Benefits Metabolism
We all know that running is good for us, but what exactly does it do to our bodies? More specifically, how does it benefit our metabolism? Should you run in the morning, or is running at night just as good? When it comes to what we eat, should distance runners inhale as many calories as possible, or be especially particular about what we put into our bodies?
If you’d like to help answer some of these questions, perhaps you should signup for the University of Minnesota TrainMeUpMN study.
What is the TrainMeUpMN Study?
A University of Minnesota study is looking for active, lean subjects to see how exercise benefits metabolism, for the TrainMeUpMN study.
Researchers are looking for active, lean people (Age 18-40) who run regularly (>45 minutes running, 5 days per week) and who are otherwise in good health. Researchers are interested in how the subject’s body has adapted to exercise.
If you fit this description, no doubt you would have a lot of valuable information to offer the researchers. There’s a reason we run base miles in the winter, and focus on speed during race specific training. It is because our body needs time to adapt to the various demands of training.
How has yours adapted?
What is Involved in the Study?
The study will involve 4 outpatient visits to the University of Minnesota over the course of approximately 3 months. According to Tyler Bosch, PhD at the University of Minnesota Medical School,
Researchers will measure VO2max, body composition using DXA, and muscle fat content. Researchers will measure muscle fat content by sampling muscle using a small needle in an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia (1 from each leg, 2 biopsies total). Each muscle sample will be roughly the size of 2 pencil erasers. The procedure is a well-established technique which has been performed on high-level athletes for muscle evaluation.
It is a paid study, so you will be compensated for your time (and muscle fat). For more information, contact Tyler Bosch or Anne Bantle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-301-8309.
Let’s help them out so we can better understand what makes us tick and, ultimately, make us stronger runners.