Investigating Proximal Strength Effects at the Shoulder Using Blood Flow Restriction Exercise and Myofascial Release

Last registered on January 21, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Investigating Proximal Strength Effects at the Shoulder Using Blood Flow Restriction Exercise and Myofascial Release
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008850
Initial registration date
January 21, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
January 21, 2022, 3:40 PM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University
PI Affiliation
Arkansas State University

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-01-24
End date
2022-05-13
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to assess strength gains of the pectoralis major muscle in the non-dominant upper extremity (UE) after implementing blood flow restriction (BFR) and myofascial release (MFR).
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Aitken, Brendon et al. 2022. "Investigating Proximal Strength Effects at the Shoulder Using Blood Flow Restriction Exercise and Myofascial Release." AEA RCT Registry. January 21. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8850
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Blood flow restriction and myofascial release will be the interventions used. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a type of training where low intensity exercise is combined with blood flow occlusion to produce similar results as high intensity strength training. Myofascial release (MFR) is a manual technique using gentle sustained pressure to stretch the myofascial tissue, eliminate pain, and restore motion.
Intervention Start Date
2022-01-24
Intervention End Date
2022-05-13

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
pectorals major muscle strength, 1RM, and pectorals major muscle length
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
n/a

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
n/a
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
n/a

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
This will be a randomized controlled trial.
Experimental Design Details
Strength gains of the pectoralis major muscle in the non-dominant upper extremity (UE) will be assessed after implementing blood flow restriction (BFR) and myofascial release (MFR) for six weeks. The experimental group will receive a cross-hand pectoral MFR for three minutes. Prior to completing the BFR protocol on the chest fly machine, occlusion pressure will be obtained. Subjects will complete the BFR protocol for seven minutes using 20% of their one repetition maximum (1RM). Perceived exertion will be assessed before the BFR protocol and prior to the last set of the BFR protocol. After the BFR protocol is completed, subjects will be given one scoop of whey protein with water.
Randomization Method
A random number generator will be used for randomization.
Randomization Unit
Only one school will be used. Subjects will be randomly selected for the experimental (BFR and MFR) and control (BFR only) group.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
1
Sample size: planned number of observations
40
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
20 experimental and 20 control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Arkansas State University
IRB Approval Date
2022-01-06
IRB Approval Number
FY 19-20-103

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

There are documents in this trial unavailable to the public. Use the button below to request access to this information.

Request Information

Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials