Natural supplement study for ALL fitness levels – recovery & body composition

For:

Men and Women

Location:

Tampa, FL Area

Age:

18-65

Commitment:

5-6 weeks of training & testing days

WHO:

  • Looking for men and women who are of average fitness level. (You can range from somewhat active to very active but you do NOT need to be an athlete or have a current regular fitness regimen)
  • Must be of a healthy average weight or slightly overweight. NOT obese (as determined by BMI of less than 30 (click here to calculate BMI)
  • Ages 18 – 65 (the ages are absolute since this is an IRB approved research study)
  • Ideal candidates must be able to train 2 days per week for 5 weeks at ASPI (5850 W Cypress St Tampa, FL 33607) – and must be willing to train even when sore from previous workouts.
  • Your two training days per week will be EITHER Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday. 
  • Training times on your two training days per week can be your choice of either 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM or 5:30 PM

IMPORTANT: There are TWO groups for this study – you may only participate in one of them. The first group starts the week of March 2 and the second group starts the week of April 20th. You can APPLY NOW to hold you spot in either study!!! First come first serve! Both study groups have the same requirements and training.

Candidates are disqualified if they:

  • have endocrine issues/disease
  • have cardiovascular disease/issues
  • have metabolic disease/issues
  • have autoimmune disorders
  • had a surgery that prohibits proper digestion and absorption
  • are smokers (nicotine users)
  • are heavy drinkers (more than 7 drinks per week as a female and more than 14 drinks per week as a male)
  • are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • are on medications to control blood pressure, lipids or glucose
  • are taking NSAIDs regularly
  • are taking anabolic steroids
  • have injuries that prevent weight and cardio training
  • Have a BMI over 30 (click here to calculate BMI)

OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of L-carnitine supplementation for its effects on muscle recovery, muscle mass, fat mass, strength, and power in the general population.

(Naturally, occurring L-Carnitine is essential for aerobic energy metabolism through its critical role in the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria (the powerhouse of cell functioning) 

The study will focus on testing the effects of the supplement on:

  • Preserving Muscle

  • Speeding Recovery (antioxidant production/preservation)

  • Improving Performance

  • Decreasing Oxidative Stress

  • Improving Power Output

  • Decreasing Fat Mass

  • Increasing Lean Mass

TESTING WILL INCLUDE:

  • Survey (perception)
  • Body Composition Scan (accurate lean vs fat mass scan)
  • Blood analysis
  • Saliva analysis
  •  3 physical performance measures of strength/force output

STUDY DATES:  The first of two large groups will begin the week of March 2, 2020. The 2nd group will begin the week of April 20 – on the application you can note which group you would like to be considered for)

WEEK-BY-WEEK DETAILS:

  • DAY 1 – Baseline Testing: (Study 1: option to test on Monday 3/2, Tuesday 3/3 OR Friday 3/6 – we schedule between 5:45 am – 11:45 am)

What to expect:

    • DEXA Body Composition Analysis
      • Measures: Body Composition
    • Blood Draw
      • Measures: Oxidative, and Muscle Damage Markers
    • Salivary Measures; Spitting into a small tube.
      • Measures: Markers of Muscle Damage
    • Isometric Seated Row
      • Measures: Upper-Body Strength
    • Isometric Belt Squat Test
      • Measures: Lower Body Strength
    • Force Plate Mechanography
      • Measures: Vertical Jump Performance, Stability, and Mechanics
    • Visual Analog Scales
      • Measures:
        • Before Testing: Subjective Soreness and Perceived Recovery Scale
        • After Testing: Subjective Rate of Perceived Exertion

Week 1: Training Week – Train 2x/week – (Week of 3/9-3/13 – option of Monday/Thursday OR Tuesday/Friday & Strength testing performed on Wednesdays for all groups. Once you select your training days those will remain the same throughout the program) 

  • Monday/Thursday Group  (3/9 & 3/12)– Full Body Training (1 Hour. Choice of 5:30 am, 6:30 am or 5:30 pm)
  • Wednesday (3/11) – Strength Testing Day Only. No Workout (30 min or less) times vary AM & PM options
  •  Tuesday/Friday Group (3/10 & 3/13) – Full Body Training (1 Hour. Choice of 5:30 am, 6:30 am or 5:30 pm)

Week 2: Training Week –Week of 3/16-3/20 (2 training days one quick testing day)

  • Monday/Thursday Group (3/16 &3/19)
  • Wednesday (3/18)– Testing Day for all groups (25 min or less – book your testing time)
  • Tuesday/Friday Group (3/17 & 3/20)

Week 3: Training Week –Week of 3/23-3/27 (2 training days one quick testing day)

  • Monday/Thursday Group (3/23 & 3/26)  – Full Body Training (1-hour choice if 5:30 am, 6:30 am or 5:30 pm)
  • Wednesday (3/25) Testing Day for all groups (25 min or less) times vary AM & PM options
  • Tuesday/Friday Group (3/24 & 3/27) – Full Body Training (1-hour choice if 5:30 am, 6:30 am or 5:30 pm)

Week 4: Training Week – Week of 3/30- 4/3 (2 training days one quick testing day)

  • Monday/Thursday Group (3/30 & 4/2) – Full Body Training
  • Wednesday  (4/1)– Testing Day for all groups
  • Tuesday/Friday Group (3/31 – 4/2) – Full Body Training (1 Hour. Choice of 5:30 am, 6:30 am or 5:30 pm)

Week 5: Training Week –(4/6-4/10) THIS WEEK IS DIFFERENT THAN WEEKS 1-4

  • Monday (4/6)
    • Group A – repeat all baseline testing (5:45am – 11:30am time options)
    • No workout today
  • Tuesday (4/7) 
    • Group B -repeat all baseline testing (5:45am – 11:30am time options)
    • Group A – does a Leg Exhaustion Protocol (option 5:30 am or 5:30 pm)
  • Wednesday (4/8)
    • Group B – does a Leg Exhaustion Protocol (option 5:30 am or 5:30 pm)
  • Thursday (4/9)
    • Group A Repeats Baseline Testing (5:45am – 11:30am time options)
    • NO WORKOUT
  • Friday – 48 Hour Post Testing 
    • Group B Repeats Baseline Testing (5:45am – 11:30am time options)
    • NO WORKOUT

Week 6: Post – TESTING WEEK ONLY – NO TRAINING (4/13-4/14)

  • MONDAY (4/13)
    • Group A repeats Baseline Testing and Body Composition Scan
  • TUESDAY (4/14)
    • Group B repeats Baseline Testing and Body Composition Scan

 

APPLY NOW!

Supplement & Intense Training Study

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  • There will be two groups within the study. ONE group will train Mondays and Thursdays and the SECOND group will train Tuesdays and Fridays. Please choose which you prefer
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