ASU Human Performance Lab open for community

(10-31-2013)

vo2max testing

Maria Martinez, Adams State HPPE graduate assistant, prepares Anna Dean, an HPPE undergraduate student for a VO2max test on the treadmill.

The Adam State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department (HPPE) welcomes the community to a variety of affordable fitness tests. Testing will be located in the Human Performance Lab room 106, located in the East Campus Building.

Dr. Tracey Robinson, professor of HPPE, and graduate assistants Clayton Foster and Maria Martinez will conduct the tests from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Fitness testing appointments are mandatory.

This is a great opportunity for families and individuals to develop a healthier lifestyle. The graduate students are more than willing to help identify current fitness levels and develop individualized fitness plans based on personal goals, needs, and physical limitations. Lifestyle modifications are not easy on your own, graduate students can give the personal drive you need.

Fitness tests available include VO2 Max $50, Wingate anaerobic power test $10, FitnessAge $15, and body composition $10; and Fitness age/Body composition package $20. Individualized fitness programming is an additional $20.

The VO2 max test is an aerobic endurance assessment of the maximum amount of oxygen a body is able to utilize during high intensity aerobic activity. The lab also tests your blood lactate levels to assess individual lactate thresholds, which are used to determine proper training intensities for maximal benefit. Test time is approximately 45 minutes.

The Wingate power test is an assessment of anaerobic power. It consists of a 30 second maximal effort on a cycle ergometer; test time approximately 10 minutes.

Body composition assessment consists of skin fold measurements from several sites on the body. Measurements can determine body fat percentage as well as lean mass; test time is approximately 5 minutes.

The FitnessAge test is a comprehensive assessment of muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Individual test results are compiled to give an overall fitness "age." Test time is approximately 20 minutes.

To set up an appointment, contact Robinson at tlrobins@adams.edu or 719-587-7663; or Foster at fosterck@grizzliens.adams.edu; or Martinez at martinezmm008@grizzlies.adams.edu.