$600 Paid Trial For Male Cyclists To Understand If Creatine Energy Can Enhance Performance In Racing

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: Australian Institute of Sport
Location: Leverrier St, Bruce ACT
Lead Doctors: Prof Louise Burke, Kristyen Tomcik, Prof John Hawley   
Ethics Committee: Reviewed and approved by the Australian Institute of Sports Human Research Ethics Committee


road bike with a cyclist pedaling
Carbohydrates and creatine are commonly taken by athletes to increase capacity for endurance and high-intensity exercise. The Australian Institute of Sport is investigating the interaction of creatine specifically on speed and endurance performance.

Participants in this study will be tested on aerobic capacity and power output. Simulations will be run, performance trials will be undertaken and long-lasting, energy-providing food will be prepared for you to eat the day before testing.

At the completion of the trial, you will be reimbursed $600 for your time. You will also be eligible to win $10,000 in prize money for the cyclist with the best performance, taking into account their physiological baseline.

Benefits of Participation

  • You will be reimbursed $600 for your time plus a share of $10,000 in prize money.
  • You will receive long-lasting, energy-providing food.
  • You will learn how creatine affects your speed and endurance performance.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Upon completion, the results of the study will be shared with you.
  • Qualified medical professionals will supervise your participation.
  • You will be able to withdraw from the study at any time.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men age 18-40
  • Have not taken any creatine within the past 6 weeks
  • Cycling experience

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial

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