Participants Needed for Research Study in Exercise Physiology

Participants Needed
Research Study

One of our KIN graduate students, Julia Robbert, is conducting a study to examine whether breathing through an impedance threshold device, or an ITD, affects recovery between repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise. The high-intensity exercise will be 9, 20 sec intervals on a bicycle ergometer, with 3 min recovery between each interval. During each of the nine intervals, you will pedal against some resistance, and you will be encouraged to exercise at a high intensity.

Thus, we are recruiting men and women, 18-35 years-of- age, who exercise at least 3 days/week and have experience performing high-intensity, interval exercise. If you agree to participate, you will be tested twice, once using the ITD during recovery and once without the ITD. You may keep the ITD when you complete the study. Each test session will last about 1 hour, including warm-up and cool down. We will be measuring your performance, compensatory reserve using a pulse oximeter placed on one of your fingers, and lactate levels.

To measure lactate, we will need a drop of blood from a fingerprick – each test session will require 4 fingerprick blood samples. You will also be asked to rate how hard you worked during each 20 sec exercise bout and how well recovered you feel at the end of each 3 min recovery period.

Testing will take place at San Jose State University in the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory, YUH 242. If you are interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study, please-mail Julia.robbert at

Requesting more information does NOT obligate you to participate in the study.

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