UC Boulder seeking well-trained cyclists, triathletes for VO2max study

v02The Applied Exercise Science Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking well trained female cyclists (category 3 or greater) and triathletes (USAtriathalon license) aged 18-42 who are currently training more than 8 hours per week to participate in a study investigating factors that influence VO2max. The purpose of this study is to figure out how total hemoglobin mass and arterial oxygen saturation influence maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). The experiment will consist of four separate sessions, which will last 2 hours and 40 minutes total.

You will receive:

  • VO2max
  • Hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, blood volume, and total hemoglobin mass
  • Optional lactate threshold
  • Optional economy and substrate utilization test
  • Consultation on blood and exercise test results

Total hemoglobin mass is a measure of the total amount of hemoglobin in circulation and is strongly related to aerobic performance.

For more information, email Jesse Goodrich.

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