Microcurrent and Resistance Exercise Training Programme for Middle-aged Adults in London
On this page, you will learn more about our cutting-edge research, and how you can take part in this project. Our study is listed on ClinicalTrials.gov (the largest clinical trials database in the world, it is run by the United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health). Our registered identifier number is: NCT05567237
Aging is associated with the involuntary loss of muscle mass & strength. After the age of 30, muscle mass decreases (around 3 to 8% per decade and even more after the age of 60), and this decline is the main cause of disability in middle-aged and older adults. In this study, we are exploring the effectiveness of microcurrent and resistance exercises on body composition, muscle strength, and physical function in middle-aged adults.
YOU CAN JOIN THIS STUDY NOW
This study is being conducted at the Centre for Exercise Activity and Rehabilitation, School of Human Sciences, University of Greenwich, as part of my PhD in Human Sciences.
07 December 2022
You can now join this study with me, Dr Stefan Kolimechkov.
Emerging evidence suggests that a potential method for interacting with the signs of sarcopenia (the age-related decline of muscle strength and muscle mass) is the application of microcurrent.
WHAT IS MICROCURRENT?
My supervisors and I outlined the mechanistic effects of microcurrent in our review article, which was published in one of the most prestigious journals in our field in 2022, the European journal of applied physiology (Impact Factor 3.3). You can read the article here:
Kolimechkov, S., Seijo, M., Swaine, I., Thirkell, J., Colado, J. C., & Naclerio, F. (2022). Physiological effects of microcurrent and its application for maximising acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. European journal of applied physiology, 10.1007/s00421-022-05097-w. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-022-05097-w
Microcurrent devices produce very low-level electrical currents into your body through two electrode pads applied to the skin. The current is perfectly safe and it can’t be felt at all because it is sub-sensory. It is similar in strength to our body’s own natural bio-currents, and it has been used in beauty centres, physiotherapy, and osteopathy clinics in the UK and around the world. Research showed that microcurrent can increase ATP (boost energy levels), and help the body reduce inflammation and pain while increasing its own natural tissue repair and regeneration mechanisms.
AIM OF THE STUDY
My research aims to explore the effect of microcurrent alone and in a combination with exercise on the body composition, muscle strength, and function of middle-aged and older adults.
So, if you are:
- Over the age of 40 years;
- Interested in joining this project;
- Not engaged in any fitness programmes at the moment.
I offer a 6-week cutting-edge microcurrent programme with or without resistance training programme in the comfort of your home (including 2 sessions/week + body composition and nutrition assessment + enhanced microcurrent recovery) to counteract the ageing process in middle-aged adults.
Be amongst the first participants to BOOK in 2023, and you will have this training for FREE (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).