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|2 June 2008||PR 08/71|
University seeks senior women for strength training study
Loughborough University is seeking women aged 65 to 85 to take part in a brand new strength training study.
Researchers in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SSES) are investigating responses to strength training in older women and are looking for healthy volunteers who are interested in finding out how to get stronger.
Testing is focussed on the lower part of the leg and involves resistance training, at a comfortable intensity, on several visits to the University campus.
Volunteers can expect to see an improvement in leg strength which may also improve their functional performance.
Anyone interested in taking part in this exciting study should contact Mr Stephen Patterson on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01509 226376 or Dr Richard Ferguson on email@example.com / 01509 226333.
For all media enquiries contact:
Amanda Overend, Sports PR Officer, Loughborough University,
T: 01509 228686, E: A.J.Overend@lboro.ac.uk
Notes for editors
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities,
with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research,
strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.
It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.
Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.
In the 2007 National Student Survey, the University was voted fourth in the UK, with 23 out of 29 of Loughborough’s subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. Loughborough is also ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national league tables. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.