St Catharines university researcher needs boys age seven to 12 for muscle study


Published August 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm


While on the surface, it’s easy to figure out why adult men are stronger and faster than boys, a PhD student at Brock University in St Catharines wants to study if more than age comes into play and if, in fact, children may have an unknown competitive edge over adults.

While student Stacey Woods has been studying the issue for over a year, she was never able to test subjects – boys aged seven to 12 – in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions.

However, with the university shifting to Step Three protocols, now she’ll finally get a chance.

What she’ll be asking the pre-teens to do is a number of high-intensity and low-intensity exercises and endurance-type tasks, using new technology to assess their muscle actions.

Knowing that no one under 12 in Ontario is getting vaccinated, Woods assured potential participants and their parents that the study will follow very strict procedures for the safety of the participants and the safety of researchers.

Those interested in participating in the study should contact Woods at [email protected] or call the lab at 905-688-5550x 5623.

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