Effects of Strength Training in Obesity

Updated on 25 March 2021


Effects of Strength Training in Obesity


Researchers at the University of Kentucky are currently enroll ing participants in a research study investigating the effects of strength training on movement patterns and physical function in people with obesity. Participants will perform patterns and physical function will be measured before and after the strength training program.

Condition Obesity
Clinical Study IdentifierTX150256
Last Modified on25 March 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you
Are a woman between the ages of 30 and 50
Have a BMI of over 30
Have had a stable weight for the previous 6 months
Do no exercise regularly; and
Can walk, climb stairs, and sit and stand from a chair
You may NOT be eligible to participate in this study if
You are biologically male
You have signs, symptoms, or diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, or arthritis
You have had surgery on your lower back or legs
You have injured your lower back or legs in the past six months
You exercise more than 2.5 hours per week
You currently engage in weight training
You will be required to visit the Exercise Physiology Laboratory in Seaton Building (RM 218) for a total of 20 visits. The total time commitment is expected to be about 24 hours over 7 weeks
You will be compensated with up to $100 for your time
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Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

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