Are you a competitive cyclists, triathlete, runner or swimmer? Interested in knowing more about how your body works? Max Simms, a student at the University of Bath, is conducting two studies for which he is looking for participants. See below for more details:
Are you a competitive male cyclist or triathlete aged 18-40 years interested in knowing your VO2max (a key determinant of your endurance capacity)? We are conducting a research study at the University of Bath investigating the effects of simulated organizational stressors (a type of psychological demand) on cycling performance. As part of this project, you will be required to complete one VO2max test and three 8km cycling time-trials. Upon completion of the study, you will receive your VO2max test results as well as the performance data (e.g., average power, completion times) attained during the three cycling time-trials. For more information, please see the link below or contact Max Simms directly via email (M [dot] Simms [at] bath [dot] ac [dot] uk) or telephone (01225 38 6399).
Are you a competitive cyclists, runner, or swimmer competing at a regional, national, or international level? In collaboration with the English Institute of Sport, we are conducting a research study at the University of Bath to explore athletes’ experiences leading up to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms and how these symptoms may impact performance. To be eligible, participants must have experienced symptoms of an URTI (e.g., sore throat, sneezing, runny/blocked nose) on two or more consecutive days in the past month. However, if you are interested in taking part but have not experienced such symptoms, please still get in touch as you may experience these symptoms at a later date. If eligible, you will be invited for a one-off interview lasting approximately one hour at a date, time, and place convenient for you. An interview via Skype can also be arranged if you are unable to attend in person. By participating in this study, you will get an opportunity to reflect on your sporting (and non-sporting) experiences and will be provided access to the final output of the study. For more information, please see the link below or contact Max Simms directly via email (M [dot] Simms [at] bath [dot] ac [dot] uk) or telephone (01225 38 6399).