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Superset Strength Training for Time-efficiency

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04038177
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:

Physical inactivity is a global challenge and there is an urgent need to find strategies to increases people's activity levels. Strength training is one of the activities that is recommended to engage in regularly by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the World Health Organization. Understanding how strength training can be done effectively without spending much time could potentially increase people's involvement in strength training, as lack of time often is reported as barrier to training. Superset strength training can potentially be a time-efficient way of strength training, as this training method has been found to take half the time of the traditional ways of training.

The aim of the present study is therefore to compare the effects of superset strength training and traditional strength training on muscular strength, body composition and fatigue.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sedentary Lifestyle Behavioral: Superset strength training Behavioral: Traditional strength training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Superset Strength Training for Time-efficiency - A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : August 5, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 20, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 15, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Superset strength training
This is the experimental group that performs strength training with sets and rest intervals programmed in a superset manner
Behavioral: Superset strength training
Three weeks of familiarization (two times per week) to the exercises leg-press, bench press, lateral pulldown and seated rows, followed by superset strength training two days per week for 12-weeks. Superset 1 are bench-press and seated rows, and superset 2 are leg-press and lateral pulldown. Each superset is performed three times.

Active Comparator: Traditional strength training
This is the comparator group that engages in strength training with sets and rest intervals programmed in accordance with the recommendations from The American College of Sports Medicine
Behavioral: Traditional strength training
Three weeks of familiarization (two times per week) to the exercises leg-press, bench press, lateral pulldown and seated rows, followed by strength training two days per week for 12-weeks. Each exercise is performed for three sets with rest intervals between each set.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in muscular strength [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Change in one repetition maximum strength (weight in kilograms) for all exercises


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in body weight [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Assessed using a body composition analyzer (i.e. InBody)

  2. Change in muscle mass [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Assessed using a body composition analyzer (i.e. InBody)

  3. Change in body composition fat mass [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Assessed using a body composition analyzer (i.e. InBody)

  4. Change in body composition BMI [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Assessed using a body composition analyzer (i.e. InBody)

  5. Change in muscular power [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Change in dynamic power (force*speed of movement) for each exercise (leg-press, bench press, seated rows and lat pulldown)


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Training load [ Time Frame: continuously for 3 months ]
    Assessed by training diaries

  2. Training volume [ Time Frame: continuously for 3 months ]
    Assessed by training diaries

  3. Perceived exhaustion [ Time Frame: continuously for 3 months ]
    Borg Category Ratio Scale (0-10) - information from training diaries

  4. Participant's experiences with the intervention [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Semi-structured focus group interviews with questions regarding the experience participant had during the intervention, questions related to the training program, questions related to motivation and fatigue, questions related to time-efficiency



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • living in Trøndelag
  • did not perform weekly strength training during the past 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any known severe somatic condition (e.g., autoimmune and systemic inflammatory diseases, cancer, severe osteoporosis)
  • any known severe psychiatric condition
  • other contraindications for heavy resistance training (e.g. shoulder pain).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04038177


Contacts
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Contact: Vegard moe Iversen, PhD 0047 95916188 Vegard.m.iversen@ntnu.no
Contact: Marius Steiro Fimland, PhD 0047 99240205 marius.fimland@ntnu.no

Locations
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Norway
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Recruiting
Trondheim, Norway, 7491
Principal Investigator: Vegard moe Iversen, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Vegard moe Iversen, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Study Director: Øystein Risa Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04038177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2019-07-VMI
First Posted: July 30, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Resistance training
Muscle strength