Human Performance Lab

The Human Performance Laboratory is designed to enhance student learning, promote research and serve the needs of students, faculty and athletes of all levels.

Director: Dr. James E. Schoffstall, CSCS, EP-C, RCEP, FACSM


Equipment

  • Oxycon Mobile VO2 System
  • Parvo TrueOne VO2 Systems (2)
  • Bodpod
  • InBody 770
  • Hologic Horizon DEXA
  • ExerTech Hydrostatic Weighing System
  • ExerTech Cold Water Immersion Tank
  • Trackmaster Treadmills (8)
  • Tuff Tread High Speed Treadmill (31mph, 40% grade)
  • TechnoGym Self-powered SkillMill Treadmill
  • Concept2 Model E Rowing Ergometer (2)
  • Concept2 SkiErg (2)
  • Monark Cycle Ergometer Peak 894 (4)
  • Monark Cycle Ergometer 828E (8)
  • Velotron Dynafit Pro Ergometer (4)
  • CAT Altitude Chamber
  • ProVibe Vibration Platform
  • YSI 2300 plus Glucose & Lactate Analyzer

Lab Hours Fall 2017

  • Mon. 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 3:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wed.1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 3:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sat. 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m

    Hours subject to change

 Research Capabilities

  • Altitude Simulation (up to 24,000 feet)
  • Anaerobic Capacity Testing
  • Balance Testing
  • Blood Collection (finger stick)
  • Body Composition Assessment (Bodpod, skinfold)
  • Cardiopulmonary/ECG Exercise Testing
  • EMG Assessment (8 channel)
  • Endurance Performance Testing
  • Resting Energy Expenditure
  • Strength Testing (isokinetic, isometric and isotonic)
  • Vibration Training

Performance Lab Gallery


Undergraduate / Graduate Research Projects (Presented or Published)

Schoffstall, J.E., Carver, C., Houck, J., Bosak, A., and Page, C. (2017). Effects of an Eight-Week SwingFit Training Program on Balance and Strength. American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Feister, J.R., Friesen, K.B., Albert, A.E., Armbrust, M.J., Kappler, E.H., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2017). Effects of Hot or Cold Hydrotherapy on Subsequent Power Output Following a Wingate Protocol. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Moore, K., Schoffstall, J.E., and Hornsby, J.H. (2017). Effects of Traditional Army Training on ROTC Cadet Performance in the Occupational Physical Assessment Test. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

Schoffstall, J.E., Carver, C., Smith, A., Houck, J., Bosak, A., Page, C., and Feister, J. (2017). Effects of a Four-Week SwingFit Training Program on Balance and Strength. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

Meckley, Donald P.; Warr, Kendall M.; Miller, Jeremy; Boyle, Joshua; Hornsby, Jared H.; and Schoffstall, James E. (2016). Human Performance Assessments in Cadet Populations, Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research: 2:1(8).

Feister, J.R., Friesen, K.B., Albert, A.E., Armbrust, M.J., Kappler, E.H., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Effects of Hot or Cold Hydrotherapy on Subsequent Power Output Following a Wingate Protocol. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Warr, K., Meckley, D.P., Hornsby, J.H., Houck, J., Daymude, M., Armburst, M., Miller, J., Boyle, J., Lopp, K., Stewart, D., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Effects of Resistance / Cardiovascular Training on Modified RAW Assessment in an Army TOTC Cadet Population. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.

Hornsby, J.H., Meckley, D.P., Warr, K., Armbrust, M., Miller, J., Boyle, J., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Human Performance Assessments in an Army ROTC Cadet Population.  Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

Bosak, A., Schoffstall, J., Entriken, L., Martsolf, E., Lippy, C., Strom, L., and Kovar, B.  (2015). The Effects of Water Resistance Training on Vertical Jump. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.

Hornsby, J., Schoffstall, J., Bowles, M., Mackenzie, A., Morelli, J., Thornton, M., Allgood, M., and Bosak, A. (2015). The Effects of Tabata Training on VO2max. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.

Hornsby, J., Schoffstall, J., Terry, J., Cromley, J., and Bosak, A. (2015). Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on the 1-RM Bench Press. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.

Schoffstall, J., Steele, J., Picking, E., Espinoza, A., and Lemire, K.  (2015). The Impact of Suggestion and Music on Endurance Running Performance.  National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.

Lewis, B., Lewis, A., Frost, A., McQuinn, J., Schoch, A., Smith, R., and Schoffstall, J. (2015). Excessive Training Versus ACSM Recommendations for Resistance Training. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Romero, B., Dreyer, L., Hancock, A., and Schoffstall, J.  (2015). Electromyographic Response of the Triceps in Lying Kettlebell Triceps Extension vs. Standing Kettlebell Extension. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Ganse, J., Boschman, J., Nigh, C., and Schoffstall, J. (2015). The Effects of Plyometric Training on College Club Level Ice Hockey Players. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Hornsby, J.H., Holmberg, H., Hook, M., Willis, S., Stoggl, T., Kilian, J. Schoffstall, J.E., and Bishop, P. (2015). Impact of Rifle Carriage in Elite Biathletes. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Titcomb, D.A. and Schoffstall, J.E. (2015). A Comparison of Electromyographic Responses of the Hamstring Musculature during Seated vs. Prone Hamstring Curls. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Schoffstall, J.E. and Barclay, T.H. (2014). Pilot Study: Effects of Exercise on Depression Symptoms Using Levels of Neurotransmitters and EEG as Markers.  American College of Sports Medicine National Conference.

Bowles, M., Mackenzie, A., Morelli, J., Thornton, M., Allgood, M., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). The Effects of Tabata Training on VO2max. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Dreyer, C., Delange, J., Marrero, K., Mink, R., Wood, A., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). The Impact of Bench Press Variations on the Electromyographic Response of the Anterior Deltoid, Pectoralis Major Sternal Portion and Pectoralis Major Clavicular Portion. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Entriken, L., Martsolf, E., Lippy, C., Strom, L., Kovar, B., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). The Effects of Water Resistance Training on Vertical Jump. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Groeneveld, K., Dodson, M., Toh, J., Eppler, C., Parks., T., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). The Effects of Box Squats and Box Jumps on Vertical Jump. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Lee., N., Castro, K., Kopanko, J., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). The Effect of Different Stretching Protocols on Rowing Force and Time in Club Crew Athletes. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Steele, J, Picking, E., Espinoza, A., Lemire, K., Schoffstall, J., and Thompson, J. (2014). The Impact of Suggestion and Music on Endurance Running Performance. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Terry, J., Cromley, J., and Schoffstall, J. (2014). Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on the 1-RM Bench Press. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Schoffstall, J., and Titcomb, D.A. (2013). Electromyographic Comparison of the Abdominal Musculature between the V-up and V-up Variations using Commercially Available Equipment. American College of Sports Medicine National Conference.

Lewellyn, B., Bradley, A., Bah, F., Ferguson, J., and Schoffstall, J. (2013). The Acute Effects of Deadlifting and Deadlifting with Resistance Bands on Vertical Jump. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Jones, S., Cecchini, D., Eaton, J., Sutton, H., Magee, S., and Schoffstall, J. (2013). The Effects of Minimalistic Footwear on Speed and Agility. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Nelson, B., Dahl, K., Dorholt, M., DeCeglie, S., Kelly, P., and Schoffstall, J. (2013). The Effects of Stretching on Vertical Jump. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Saeler, M.P., Park, A.H., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2013). Effects of Exercising at a Simulated Altitude on Accuracy. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Lease, J. M., Schoffstall, J. E., Titcomb, D. A., and Norman, T. L. (2013). A Comparison of the Electromyography Response of the Regular Push-up vs. the Ring Push-up. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Norman, T. L., Schoffstall, J. E., Titcomb, D. A., and Lease, J. M., (2013). A Comparison of the Electromyography Response of the PVC Push-up vs. the Perfect Push-up. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Schoffstall, J., Gogain, M., and Clay, T. (2012). Impact of varying levels of simulated altitude on balance.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(5).

Schoffstall, J., Gogain, M., and Clay, T. (2012). Impact of varying levels of simulated altitude on reaction time. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Lutz, Z., Haseman, K., Baggarly, K., Smith, B., Haegerich, J., and Schoffstall, J. (2012). The effect of stretching on squat velocity of NCAA D1 volleyball players. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.

Schoffstall, J, McLaughlin, J., Gogain, M., Clay, T., and Tober, D. (2011). Comparison between self-reported athleticism and the calculated Fit Index in body composition assessment. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5): S219.

Gogain, M., Schoffstall, J., and McLaughlin, J. (2011). Evaluation of Bioelectrical Impedance in the Analysis of Body Composition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5): S216.

McLaughlin, J., Schoffstall, J., and Gogain, M. (2011). Accuracy of Body Mass Index in Classifying Overfatness in Resistance Trained and Non-resistance Trained Young Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5): S606.

Schoffstall, J., Titcomb, D., and Kilbourne, B. (2010). Electromyographic Response of the Abdominal Musculature to the Abdominal Crunch Exercise Utilizing the Hollowing Maneuver.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(5): S207.

Justice, P., Schoffstall, J., McClurg, M., and McKinney, J. (2010). Impact of a High Intensity Squat Workout on Flexibility.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(5): S204.

Schoffstall, J., Morrison, S., Boswell, B., and Kozlik, B. (2010). Grip Strength and Powerlifting Performance. Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.


Contact

Science Hall T04
(434) 582-2336