A Novel Treatment Intervention for Improving Metabolism
“A Novel Treatment Intervention for Improving Metabolism”
Once written consent is obtained, the participant will be provided with an accelerometer to be worn for 7 days to assess current physical activity levels. Subjects will be provided with a standardized diet (55/15/30% CHO/PRO/FAT) prior to collection of pre-intervention data of insulin sensitivity. Individuals will then participate in an 8-week electrical stimulation intervention (30min/day, 3x/week) and randomized into placebo/control, NMES, resistance training combined with NMES (RT +NMES), or resistance training (RT) group (n=15 per group), followed by collection of post-intervention data. The control group will receive electrical stimulation up to sensory level, the NMES group will receive stimulation up to tolerable intensity to induce visible muscle contraction, the RT+ NMES will receive stimulation up to tolerable intensity during resistance training, and the RT group will only receive exercise training. Pre-and post-intervention data includes measurements for body composition, resting metabolic rate, VO2max, insulin sensitivity, and comprehensive blood work.
Device - Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (Sensory)
Group will receive Electrical Stimulation up to sensory level
Device - Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Group will receive Electrical Stimulation up to maximum tolerable level
Group will receive exercise training.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: A Novel Treatment for Improving Metabolism