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Location Green Hall CN 1955
Phone (434) 582-2332

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


Lab Hours Summer 2015

Monday-Friday by appointment

Hours subject to change

Equipment

  • Oxycon Mobile
  • iWorx Metabolic/Physiology Stations (8)
  • Bodpod
  • InBody
  • DEXA
  • ExerTech Hydrostatic Weighing System
  • ExerTech Cold Water Immersion Tank
  • Trackmaster Treadmills (8)
  • Tuff Tread High Speed Treadmill (31mph, 40% grade)
  • Concept2 Model E Rowing Ergometer (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

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 Research Projects (Presented or Published)

Lowes, J., 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.

Titcomb, D., 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.

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.

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 Exercise42(5): S204.