The Impact of Training with Whole Body EMS


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of training on peripheral endothelial function as measured using EndoPAT whole body-EMS for a 16-week period.

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:

  • Subjects 18 years and older.
  • 80 healthy individuals employed at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. 

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects under the age of 18.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Subjects with a history of liver or kidney disease, acute illness, taking medications (such as glucocorticoids).
  • Subjects who have conditions (such as chronic inflammatory muscular diseases or Cushing’s syndrome) that affect muscle mass.
  • Individuals with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators.
  • Individuals who conduct any other type of resistance training (> 45 minutes/week).
  • Individuals who have regular “high” alcohol consumption (> 80g/day on 5 days a week).
  • Subjects unable to consent to or participate in the 16-week EMS intervention or be available for follow up.

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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Amir Lerman, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jacob Bjerke

(507) 422-0467

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