Healthy Adults Needed for Fitness Level Study

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Undergraduate Research Study


Ischemic Preconditioning (IPC): Methodological Manipulations



  • Healthy Females and Males ages 18-40 years old
  • Participants must be active  3 days/week in lower body resistance or cardiovascular exercise
    • e.g., strength training, CrossFit, cycling, running etc.
  • Non-smoker/non-vaping
  • Non-hypertensive
  • Not taking Medications (neither prescribed nor over-the-counter)
  • Free of illness (seasonal or infection i.e. seasonal cold, influenza)
  • Must have 3-valid doses of Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine


  • Visit the laboratory on four separate occasions in the Clara Benson Building/Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street) for ~2 hours each visit
  • Application of inflated tourniquets to both of the lower limbs during 3 visits
  • Participate in a Vo2 max (testing maximal aerobic effort), and 10 min cycle time trial tests
  • Fingertip blood sampling


  • Learn about and contribute to Exercise Physiology knowledge
  • Insight about your personal fitness level and get a VO2max test


  • If you have any questions about the study or would like to get involved, please contact the Principal Investigator below!


Principal Investigator: Alex Isidori

Co-Investigators: Liam O’Brien (MSc), Dr. Ira Jacobs