The Exercise Physiology Lab at the
University of Kentucky has the facilities and equipment for a wide variety
of physiological and performance testing.
whole body air plethysmography (Bod Pod). The lab is
also equipped to for various cardiorespiratory testing. A traditional
metabolic measurement system, as
|Recently the lab has
undergone a substantial renovation, and various pieces of new equipment
continue to be added. Body composition analysis is one area which
has received substantial attention. The lab is currently equipped
to perform underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance, skinfolds, and
total body water. Furthermore our capabilities will expand even further
in the coming months, with the addition of units for Dual X-ray absorptiometry
equipped with traditional bell spirometers, as well as an
automated electronic spirometer, for the assessment of respiratory capacity
and function. In addtion to
||well as a portable metabolic unit,
allow for the measurement of oxygen consumption in a wide variety of settings.
Cardiovascular response can be monitored using the traditional 12-lead
electrocardiograph (EKG), or with telemetric heart rate monitors.
Testing sessions can be performed on an electric treadmill, on either a
pendulum or pan-loaded cycle ergometer, or using an arm crank ergometer.
Cardiac output can also be assessed by the carbon dioxide rebreathing method.
The lab is
|these machines and devices, various
other pieces of equipment, including lactate analyzers, electromyographs
(EMG), and load cells for measuring force output, create a well equipped
laboratory for various research and testing protocols.