Altered levels of stored energy within our muscles can impact how we respond to exercise. We are interested in understanding how muscle protein and gene responses to exercise change when energy stores are altered. This research will help inform strategies to improve athletic performance and increase our understanding of the metabolic and molecular responses underlying exercise’s health benefits.

Participation in this study involves attending our laboratory located in Fitzroy for body composition scanning, blood and muscle sampling and supervised exercise. Participants receive their individual test results, and reimbursement will be provided.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Diet analysis report
  • Body composition analysis
  • Fitness testing results (VO2 max)
  • Participants are reimbursed

To be eligible for this study you must be:

  • Male
  • Age 18 - 30 years old
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 – 27 kg/m2 (you can calculate your BMI here)
  • Not diagnosed with diabetes, a heart condition or major chronic illness
  • Recreationally active

Click here to read the Participant Information Letter and find out if you are eligible.

For more information please contact Bridget ( ; 03 9230 8284).

This study has been approved by the ACU Human Research Ethics Committee (2020-56H).

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