Healthy recreationally active females wanted for resistance training study

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto is conducting a study to determine the effect of prolonged resistance training on 
muscle adaptations in females. 

Who can participate?

  • Healthy, recreationally active, females, between the ages of 18-30
  • No whole-body resistance exercises within the last three months

What’s in it for you?

  • Supervised 8-wk whole-body resistance training 
  • PRE/POST body composition and fitness testing
  • Compensation for your time

What’s involved?

  • Session 1: Introduction and activity/health questionnaires (~1h)
  • Session 2: PRE Fitness assessment (~2h)
  • Session 3: PRE Exercise trial (5-d)*
  • Session 4: Resistance exercise training (3 x ~1h over 8 weeks)
  • Session 5: POST Exercise trial (5-d)*
  • Session 6: POST Fitness assessment (~2h)

*Exercise trials will last over 5 consecutive days with a total time commitment of ~6.5h. Over the course of the 5 days we will provide you with a controlled diet, and both muscle biopsies (6 total) and blood draws (8 total) will occur during these trials.


Further questions?

Please contact Julia Malowany ( with the subject “TUTF”) a part of the Iovate/Muscletech Metabolism and Sports Science Lab with any questions you may have concerning the study and your possible participation.