For an exercise research project in sport performance
Purpose of research
The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of interval work-bout duration during training on time-trial performance in cyclists.
Who can participate?
Individuals between the ages of 18 and 45 years
Training consistently as a cyclist for the last 6-months
You will be required to have your own bicycle,
Heart Rate Monitor
What is involved?
Baseline testing (one incremental exercise test and two time-trial tests)
6-weeks of interval training
Follow up testing (one incremental exercise test and one time-trial test)
General study information
You will be randomly allocated to 1 of 4 interval training groups (your team).
Your virtual team is simply the name of your interval training group, which is for study purpose
Please note that the testing and training will be completed on your SMART TRAINER at home on your own schedule.
The study will consist of 2-weeks of baseline testing, 6-weeks of an interval training program, and 1-week of follow up testing
Baseline testing will include one incremental exercise test (IET) and two 40-minute time-trial (TT) tests
The two time-trial tests will be used to determine the accuracy of your equipment and the reproducibility of the test
The 6-week interval training program will include two sessions of interval exercise per week and 3 sessions of low-intensity exercise
Follow up testing will include one IET and one TT test.
All exercise sessions, including testing and training, will be completed on you bicycle and SMART TRAINER using the TrainerRoad software platform.
You cannot perform other sports during the course of the study (
NOTE: We will provide you with an anonymized TrainerRoad account.
Information regarding the platform can be found at:
Timeline for Testing and Training
Daily exercise schedule
High-intensity interval training (HIIT), incremental exercise test (IET), low-intensity continuous training (LICT), time-trial (TT)
Beginning your participation in the study
Once you register for the study you will be randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups and sent an email with the study information package (within a few days of registration).
Please begin the study within 4 weeks of receiving your package via email
We do not want to limit your ability to participate because of scheduling conflicts. Therefore, we are flexible on the start date.
Click the link below to for additional information and to register for the study
Note: The sign up process will take approximately 10-15 minutes
All personal information is collected through a secure web application
All personal information kept confidential
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