Can high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and protein supplementation make you fitter and stronger? Researchers from the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research are looking for participants to take part in an exercise training study at the Melbourne Campus
Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU are now looking for participants to take part in an exercise training study at the Melbourne Campus.
HIIT is an increasingly popular form of exercise known to improve metabolic health and cardiovascular fitness. A major benefit of HIIT is that it is time-efficient with a single workout able to be completed in less than 30 minutes. What isn’t known is if HIIT can also cause gains in muscle mass, as seen with resistance exercise (e.g. weights), with protein supplementation.
Key pieces of information about this study include:
Six weeks of structured exercise training (weights, endurance or HIIT)
Free protein supplements
Measures of body composition, blood glucose levels and muscle biopsies
2½ weeks of detraining (no structured exercise)
Individual health report
To be eligible for this study, you must be:
Age 35-45 years
Overweight or obese
Able to perform exercise (e.g. weights or cycling on an exercise bike)
Available for morning exercise training sessions 3 times a week