Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory

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Walk-in environmental chamber

A purpose built climatic-controlled environmental chamber provides a purpose-built facility to investigate exercise performed in hot and cold environments. The facility is spacious enough to enable simultaneous assessment and capable of testing a wide-range of environmental conditions (0 - 40ºC, 10 – 90% relative humidity).

Lactate Threshold and metabolic testing

The laboratory is well-equipped for the physiological assessment or testing of a wide-range of physical and sporting activities to measure lactate threshold, VO2 max, and speed of power output for improving athletic performance. We have a range of cycle ergometers (Lode, Monark and Watt) and treadmills (Woodway, Powerjog) as well as more specific ergometers (Concept rowing ergometer, Kayak ergometer). 

Physiological assessment equipment

Equipment for both laboratory and field-based physiological assessment, including a wide-range of respiratory variables (portable and fixed online gas analysis, multiple Douglas bag set-ups, spirometry for pulmonary function) and blood parameters (capillary and venous analysis) in and out of the laboratory. We also have a BodPod which measures the proportion of total fat mass and lean body mass represents an individual's body composition.