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The Houston Methodist Human Performance Lab Launches Innovative Study on Triathletes, Investigating the Effects of Aging and Training Variables on Triathlon Performance
Date:12/12/2013

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Human Performance Lab at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on the campus of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital will soon report findings of an innovative research study examining the effects of aging and other physiological variables on the endurance and exercise efficiency of male and female triathletes.

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The study, directed by Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) physician, Dr. Scott Rand, FAAFP, CAQSM, and senior exercise physiologist, Mark Morrison, MS, is a pilot study investigating specific aspects of the triathlete population for which little scientific data currently exists.

According to Dr. Rand, who is also the medical director of the Human Performance Lab and the PCSM Fellowship program, the information gained from this study will provide the foundation for a larger 12-week training study at the lab - establishing data upon which future research can build and valuable training tools for triathletes can be developed. 

"We designed this study to establish evidence-based data on the physiological variables of male and female triathletes ages 18-64.  These triathletes are undergoing tests to determine not only endurance but also how 'training economy' and age impact performance," said Dr. Rand, coauthor and editor of the American Medical S
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