A System for Lengthening Contraction Training of Muscle (LCT)

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University of Michigan

Status

Completed

Conditions

Healthy

Treatments

Other: Exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT00575107
2005-0319

Details and patient eligibility

About

Evaluation of a new exercise machine designed to improve strength and speed of movement in the leg muscles. Investigators are trying to learn whether a new training method results in greater strength improvements as compared to a traditional method.

Enrollment

36 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

65 to 80 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • healthy
  • able to exercise 3 times per week for 16 weeks at Mobility Research Center

Exclusion criteria

  • under- or overweight
  • chronic disease that limits ability to exercise
  • hips and legs limited by arthritis or pain
  • presently engaged in a strenuous exercise program
  • planned absence greater than one week.

Trial design

36 participants in 2 patient groups

VSC-VLC
Experimental group
Description:
velocity-controlled variable resistance, lengthening contraction
Treatment:
Other: Exercise
SC
Active Comparator group
Description:
Constant weight shortening contraction
Treatment:
Other: Exercise

Trial contacts and locations

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