FIREFIGHTER FATIGUE RESEARCH STUDY
What is the project?
We are conducting a research study to determine what contributes to fatigue of the upper leg muscles.
What are the study details?
Testing consists of 2 visits to UNC campus (~ 3 hours visit 1; 1.5 hours visit 2)
Online nutrition survey (~25 minutes completed at home)
We will determine how strong and how fatigable your leg muscles are
We will also assess your body composition which includes a DEXA scan
To participate, you must:
- Be a healthy, male career firefighter between the ages of 18-45 years
- No history of a major orthopedic surgery, previous knee injury, or serious pain in the lower extremities during exercise
- No cardiovascular, metabolic, or neuromuscular diseases
- Not be a current smoker
- Complete 2 visits to the lab and an online survey lasting approximately 180 min (visit 1), 80 min (visit 2), and 30 min (online)
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 30, you may qualify for this study. BMI = Weight (lbs) ÷ Height (in) ÷ Height (in) × 703