Last updated on February 2018

Impact of Lower Body Weight Support Using an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill on Cardiopulmonary Exercise Capacity and Trainability

Brief description of study

The AlterG-anti-gravity treadmill provides lower body weight support which enables individuals to exercise without feeling their full body weight. How this body weight support influences cardiovascular, respiratory, vascular and metabolic parameters is currently unclear. Further, whether body weight support influences the trainability in response to moderate continuous exercise is unknown. This investigation has two main goals. First, we explore the direct influence of lower body weight support on cardiometabolic parameters during maximal exercise testing. Second, we aim to compare changes in cardiorespiratory fitness in response to a structured exercise protocol using moderate intensity with and without lower body weight support.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02951494

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Martin Bahls, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular examination center of the University Medicine Greifswald
Greifswald, Germany
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Recruitment Status: Open

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