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Study participants needed for muscle recovery study

Our study is based on evaluating methods for muscle recovery after initial bouts of weight training in the lower body.

Our study is based on trying to develop methods to help manage muscle recovery and soreness after weight lifting, and we would be grateful if you would be willing to participate. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Mississippi. 

Study: Effect of Combined Whole-Body Vibration with Blood Flow Restriction on Measures of Muscle Function Following Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage 

Purpose: Based on previous studies, we think it is possible that performing vibration therapy with restricted blood flow is helpful for accelerating the process of recovery from damage and soreness; therefore, we want to test this idea.  

What you will do: As a participant in this study, you will come in to the lab 4 days in a row. The first day will consist of taking baseline measures of muscle function, as well as a knee extension weight training bout. This will be followed by a short bout of whole-body vibration combined with blood flow restriction targeting the quadriceps muscles. The following three days will consist of evaluating your muscle function to compare with baseline to determine how well muscle function is recovered followed by additional short bouts of the vibration and restriction therapy. The first visit will take about 2.5-3 hours, and the remaining visits will take about 30-45 minutes each.  

Currently, we are looking for volunteers who are over 18 years of age and haven’t weight trained (lower body) for the last 6 months. Volunteers cannot regularly use nicotine products, or take medication that would alter heart rate or blood pressure. Volunteers cannot have more than 1 risk factor for thromboembolism. 

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact me, Matt Chatlaong ( or Daphney Stanford (