Male active participants to study muscle protein synthesis and muscle recovery after resistance exercise

The faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto is conducting a study to determine the effect of amino acids on muscle protein synthesis and muscle recovery after resistance exercise. 

What's in it for you?

  • Body composition and fitness assessment (strength test) using modern technology
  • An opportunity to make a difference in the scientific community
  • Compensation for your time

Who can participate?

Healthy, recreationally-active, males, ages 18-35 years, with no lower leg exercises within the past 6 months.

What's involved? 

Visit 1: Goldring Centre within the Univ. of Toronto, St. George campus (~1.5 h) 

Introduction and Activity / Health Questionnaires

Visit 2: Goldring Centre within the Univ. of Toronto, St. George campus (~1.5 h) 

Body composition assessment and strength test

Controlled diet and exercise trials

  • Controlled diet for 7 days
  • Resistance exercise
  • Test drink (amino acids or placebo, 3 times/day, for 4 days)
  • Daily performance tests at Goldring Centre (8 visits)
  • Muscle biopsy (4 times), blood sampling (17 times)

further questions?

Please feel free to contact the Lovate/Muscletech lab (with the subject heading "LEAA study") below with questions you may have concerning the study and possible participation: uoftexerciselab@gmail.com 

 

Dr. Daniel Moore:    dr.moore@utoronto.ca