Spinal Cord Injury: Endurance, Strength and Cardiac Function Induced by Efficient Training Protocols

2014-08-27 03:18:58 | BioPortfolio


1. Measurements of peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) at rest, during passive leg cycling (PLC), and PLC combined with VO2peak arm crank ergometry (ACE) in spinal cord injured (SCI) paraplegics. All parameters compared to Functional Electro Stimulated lower extremity cycling combined with ACE (FEShybrid) The hypothesis is that VO2peak is significantly higher during FES hybrid cycling when compared to work matched PLC and ACE.

2. Comparison of VO2 values and work efficiency during sub-maximal and high intensity work by arm crank (ACE) and wheelchair ergometry (WCE) in persons with spinal cord injury. The hypothesis is that wheelchair propulsion due to higher energy expenditure show higher work output and VO2peak than ACE.

3. Does 6 weeks of maximal strength training improve SCI subjects performance during WCE? WCE after 6 weeks maximal strength training is less strenuous owing to better work economy/ efficiency.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science


Cardiovascular Disease




Active, not recruiting


Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:58-0400

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