|- candidate number||21828|
|- NTR Number||NTR5108|
|- ISRCTN||ISRCTN no longer applicable|
|- Date ISRCTN created|
|- date ISRCTN requested|
|- Date Registered NTR||20-mrt-2015|
|- Secondary IDs||NL52388.068.15 METC153009|
|- Public Title||Cycling with arms and legs.|
|- Scientific Title||Differences in total power output between regular cycling and combined arm and leg cycling, and the influence on cycling efficiency, oxygen uptake, heart rate, muscle activity and rated perceived exertion.|
|- hypothesis||The primary objective of this study is to determine whether adding arm-propulsion to regular cycling, increases the total power output (arms and legs).
The secondary objectives of this study are to determine differences in cycling efficiency (Work (Joule)/millilitre O2), heart rate, muscle activation, VO2, and rated perceived exertion (RPE) between regular cycling and combined arm- and leg cycling.|
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied|
|- Inclusion criteria||- Men and women aged 18 – 35 years.|
- 19 kg/m2 < BMI < 25 kg/m2.
- Able to read and understand Dutch.
- Playing sport/exercising.
- Informed consent (IC).
|- Exclusion criteria||- Hypertension.|
- (Previous) cardiovascular disease.
- (Previous) respiratory disease.
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Other assessed physical impairments that reduce performance during cycling.
- Performance of strenuous physical activity before the tests.
- Any condition that according to the researchers would interfere with the tests.
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- Type||2 or more arms, randomized|
|- planned startdate ||6-apr-2015|
|- planned closingdate||7-aug-2015|
|- Target number of participants||18|
|- Interventions||The intervention in this study is cycling with additional arm propulsion. The control intervention is regular cycling, with only leg propulsion.|
|- Primary outcome||The difference in total power output, in percentage, between the regular cycling test and the combined arm- and leg cycling test will be the primary outcome of this study.|
|- Secondary outcome||Secondary outcomes are differences in cycling efficiency, heart rate, muscle activity, oxygen uptake and rated perceived exertion.|
|- Timepoints||After approval by MEC, inclusion will start. For each subject the trial will last approximately two weeks. |
|- Trial web site|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES|| Bob Ramakers|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES||PhD. Hans Savelberg |
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||Maastricht University|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|Fund = Initiator = Sponsor|
|- Brief summary|
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||20-mrt-2015 - 30-apr-2015|