Free VO2 Test!!(if you are between 20 and 40)

From: Karl Grainger []

My name is Karl and I’m currently undertaking an MSc in Sports Science at Brunel University under the supervision of Dr Thomas Korff. As part of the MSc I am undertaking research into cycling biomechanics.

My dissertation is examining the effect of changing crank length on efficiency, something which has received a lot of focus in the cycling/triathlon press. The study requires male and female non-smoking male cyclists aged between 20-40 who regularly train and take part in road cycling or triathlon races.

The study will involve 3 visits to the Brunel University Sports Science department, the first and third visit taking approx 2 hours, the second visit for 30 minutes, all within the space of 3 weeks. On the first visit you would perform VO2max test, the results of which (including training zones) will be provided at the end of the third visit. The first visit will require a maximal effort, but the second and third visits will be at submaximal pace, more closely related to the your normal training intensity.

The first two visits will take place between October 17 and November 9, and they will last a maximum of 1 hour. The third visit will take place between November 12 and 14 and will last 2 hours.

If are interested in taking part, then please get in touch via email ( or by phone (0794 124 3962) to discuss. In this case, I would e-mail you a research participant information sheet with more details about this study. This study has been approved by the Brunel University Research Ethics Committee

Kind regards Karl Grainger
Sports Science (Human Performance)

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