Project Title

Physique traits, muscle performance, and health status of natural bodybuilders and powerlifters

Chief Investigator

Daniel Hackett


Pulse wave assessment (PWA) is used to evaluate systemic arterial stiffness using pressure wave forms obtained from peripheral arteries and transforming them into aortic stiffness (Hirata et al., 2006). These measures can assist with providing evidence of vascular damage (Cohn et al., 1999; van Popele et al., 2001) and also be used as a prognostic predictor (Laurent et al., 2001; Guerin et al., 2001). PWA involves the use of a Sphygmocor (tonometric device) which will be placed at the brachial and posterior tibial sites.


PWA, PWV, HRV, pulse wave, analysis, velocity, heart, rate, variability

Document Type

Research Methodology

Lead Organisation

University of Sydney


Health Science

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