Clinical Trial

A Daily, Habit-Based, Bodyweight Resistance-Training Program

Study Description

Minute Calisthenics: A Daily, Habit-Based, Bodyweight Resistance-Training Program

As the primary objective, this study will evaluate the effectiveness, in terms of changes in physical strength, of a resistance training (RT) program consisting of brief bodyweight exercises (<5 min/day) performed unsupervised every weekday for 12 weeks. Blood pressure, lipid profile, hemoglobin A1ca, habit strength and satisfaction with the program will also be assessed. Office workers and osteopathic medical students will serve as participants.They will be randomized (1:1) to the intervention group or to a waitlist control group that will refrain from RT for the initial 12 weeks. After the 12-week follow-up assessment, the intervention group will continue the program and the waitlist control group will start the program for 12 weeks, followed by a 24-week follow-up assessment.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Bodyweight exercises (push-ups, angled-rows, bodyweight squats) on weekdays

Participants will be instructed to perform one set each of push-ups, angled-rows, and bodyweight squats every weekday. They will be given the equipment and training necessary to properly perform the exercises. They will also be trained in the Tiny Habits® Method and receive digital coaching.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Minute Calisthenics: A Daily, Habit-Based, Bodyweight Resistance-Training Program

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04207567

ParticipAid ID

bkRAxa