A Study to Determine if Body Position (Aerobar or Upright) Influences Quadriceps Oxygenation during Exercise in Cyclists


About this study

The purpose of this study is to verify this finding in a cohort of experienced cyclist. If the aerobar position indeed decreases quadriceps oxygen saturation, there can be implications for musculoskeletal fatigue and/or athletic performance.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Experienced cyclists (competed in region, national or international cycling or triathalon events) 
  • 18-45 years of age

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Current smokers, significant metabolic, cardiovascular or neurologic disease and no contraindications to exercise

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michael Joyner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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