Category Archives: Research Studies

Attention Alpine Ski Racers: undergrad project

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – Semitendinosus Tendon Autograft Resistance Testing

The ACLR-START study is recruiting participants! We are looking for actively competing elite alpine ski racers who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction at least two years ago. This operation must have involved a semitendinosus tendon autograft procedure. Participants in ACLR-START can be male or female, between the ages of 15-30. Testing will occur at the University of Calgary and Winsport facilities. The two hour session will include a “DEXA” full body composition scan and comprehensive strength testing with a dynamometer. If you think you or anyone you know fits the description for participants provided above, please contact Mike Christie at:

Canada's Jan Hudec takes the start during the Men's World cup Downhill training, on January 16, 2012 in Wengen . AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Forage Study-undergrad project

Are you thinking about starting an exercise program and wish to gain valuable information about your body composition and aerobic fitness?

The Doyle-Baker Lab at the University of Calgary recruited participants for a study investigating the relationship between physical activity and gut bacteria composition. participants were:

  • Male
  • Between the ages of 18-55 yrs.,
  • Considered: sedentary and unfit, i.e., sit for 12 hours a day and did participate in physical activity
  • A BMI of 28 or higher
  • Had no known chronic illness, cardiac disease, and not currently taking any medications

Participation involved providing information about physical activity and diet, a stool sample, as well as taking part in 1 hr of testing that involved a body composition scan (DXA) and a submaximal bike test. Upon completion the participant summary included: personal results (body composition, blood pressure, heart rate, aerobic fitness etc.)

Thank you for your interest in this study, please click the link below to fill out a prescreening survey to help us determine your eligibility to participate in this study.