Human Performance Research Laboratory
The Human Performance Research Laboratory (HPRL) was established to provide opportunities for multidisciplinary instruction, academic research and community outreach.
The HPRL fulfills this mission by:
Current Research Projects:
Health/Fitness/Performance Testing Offered:
Peak Aerobic Power (VO2max)
Respiratory gas and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) data analyzed during maximal treadmill or cycling exercise. Analyzes your peak aerobic power, ventilatory threshold and fitness level. A must for the serious endurance athlete.
Peak Anaerobic Power (Wingate)
30 seconds of maximal cycling exercise. Analyzes your peak anaerobic power, mean anaerobic power and rate of decline. A must for the serious sprint athlete.
Body Composition (BF%)
Body fat % assessed by either hydrodensitometry (SEE=1%) or skinfold (SEE = 3.5%) analysis. A must for anyone beginning a weight loss (or weight gain) regimen.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Respiratory gas data collected during 30 minutes of supine rest. Analyzes your energy expenditure at rest. When coupled with a dietary analysis this test determines if you are in caloric excess or deficiency and consuming proper macronutrient and micronutrient ratios. A must for anyone looking to accurately track their daily energy expenditure and modify their diet.
Physiological Assessment (PA)
The complete package! Includes VO2max, BF% and tests of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Your results are compared to national standards to pinpoint your overall health/fitness level.
Information and Appointments
For further testing information or to schedule an appointment please contact Jorge Granados or call 806.651.2374.
Physical Location: The HPRL is located in VHAC 201 on the 2nd floor of the Virgil Henson Activities Center (Campus map Building 29) on the West Texas A&M University campus.
Mailing and Contact Address:West Texas A&M University Human Performance Research Laboratory WTAMU Box 60216 Canyon, TX 79016 Telephone: 806.651.2374 Fax: 806.651.2379 Email: HPRL