Exeter University Student Needs Trained Cyclists For Experiments

Dear Cycle Sport South Hams,

My name is Matthew Grover. I am currently completing my Masters thesis in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. I am also working with my colleague Valtter, who is completing his undergraduate degree in the same discipline. We are conducting a unique study in an area which has never been observed before! The purpose of this study is to test the relationship between mental toughness and situational motivation with pain threshold and pain intensity in trained cyclists.

We want to examine your mental strength by pushing your body to the absolute limit. This one of a kind study that will benefit you by providing specific personalised data of your physiological and psychological performance.

The protocol of the test, is one incremental cycling test to exhaustion (V02max). Prior to the test, you will be asked to complete a mental toughness index and situational motivational questionnaire as truthfully as possible and fitted with a heart rate monitor. Throughout the test, at certain intervals you will be asked to indicate your pain intensity (how you perceive the test).

After the test, you will have the opportunity to answer any outstanding questions and I will de-brief you upon completion. You will also have access to very scientific detailed performance variables which will be suited to your needs. These include: V02max data, Pain Intensity and Threshold Analysis, Mental Toughness and Situational Motivation analysis and many more.

If you would like to participate or would like additional information including the full participant information form, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Matt: m.grover@exeter.ac.uk: 07837594765 
Valtter: nvl201@exeter.ac.uk: 07496304592 
Dr. Martin Jones: M.I.Jones@exeter.ac.uk

Kind regards, 
Matthew Grover

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