This research study is comparing the effect of traditional standardized, subjective auto-regulated, and objective auto-regulated resistance training on physiological adaptations and performance measures in adults aged 50 years or older. Traditional standardized resistance training involves prescribing resistance training as a percentage of an individual's one-repetition maximum (i.e., the maximal weight they can lift one time). Auto-regulated resistance training involves adjusting resistance training based on an individual's performance during the session. Subjective auto-regulation involves the resistance trainee providing a subjective rating of perceived exertion based on repetitions in reserve (on a scale from 1 - 10) to adjust the resistance training prescription. A rating of perceived exertion of 10 would mean that the resistance trainee believes that they have provided maximal effort and believes that they could not have performed an additional repetition during the set nor increased the load. Objective auto-regulation involves adjusting the resistance training prescription from a linear position transducer (a device that has a string that attaches to the barbell and provides a velocity value on each repetition). A slower velocity value means a higher perceived exertion and load used, whereas a faster velocity value means a lower perceived exertion and load used.
2 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline, 12 weeks
3 Treatment Groups
Traditional standardized training
1 of 3
Objective auto-regulation training
1 of 3
Subjective auto-regulation training
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30 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Objective auto-regulation training · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it still possible for volunteers to join this experiment?
"Affirmative, information on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this experiment is presently recruiting patients. It was first published on October 15th 2022 and has been updated as of October 31st 2022. 30 individuals must be recruited from one site to complete the trial." - Anonymous Online Contributor
What is the enrollment capacity for this clinical trial?
"Yes, according to clinicaltrials.gov's information, this research is currently recruiting participants; the trial was initially published on October 15th 2022 and most recently revised on October 31st 2022. The medical team requires 30 patients from 1 trial site." - Anonymous Online Contributor