Academy Earns Two New Research Projects with MusclePharm and ImpediMed

Posted by | September 21, 2011 | News & Events | No Comments
Academy doctoral teaching assistants are playing with the Makoto II Arena, an Exergaming system that will help measure athletes’ reaction time in the university’s new MusclePharm research project.

Academy doctoral teaching assistants are playing with the Makoto II Arena, an Exergaming system that will help measure athletes’ reaction time in the university’s new MusclePharm research project.

The Academy will soon begin testing about 450 people in its Human Performance Lab as part of two new major research grants.

Dr. Jordan Moon, Chair of the Sports Fitness and Health, and Dr. Enrico Esposito, Chair of the Sports Medicine, are heading up the projects for the Academy.

The studies involve MusclePharm Inc., which is based in Denver, and ImpediMed Inc., which is based in San Diego.

The Academy is undertaking the investigation, “The effects of MusclePharm Assault on exercise performance and reaction time.” It includes testing 48 healthy males over a month to examine their upper- and lower-body muscular endurance, critical velocity and reaction time after consuming a MusclePharm supplement.

In the ImpediMed investigation, “Development of single frequency bioimpedance algorithms for male and female athletes,” about 420 males and females between the ages of 14 and 45 will undergo testing. The purpose is to develop new algorithms (fat mass, fat-free mass and total body water) for the company’s single-frequency bioelectrical impedance (DF50) device in male and female athletes. In addition, the multiple frequency bioelectrical impedance (SFB7) device for predicting total body water will be investigated.

Data from both studies may be used to help athletes improve performance and to aid in the development of training programs as well as determine the effectiveness of their training.

Athletes 14- to 45-years-old who wish to have their body composition assessed using state of the art devices and methods should contact the Academy. Specifically, athletes will be provided detailed information about their body fat, muscle mass, as well as segmental fat and muscle mass, such as the amount of muscle in their legs, arms, trunk, etc. In addition, athletes will learn the precise amount of calories they should be eating if they want to gain muscle or lose fat.

Testing will begin around November and is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so get on the list as soon as you can. In fact, bring the whole team.

Please contact research@ussa.edu for more information or call 251-626-3303 ext. 7182. Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by.

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