Exercise Physiology Lab
The Exercise Physiology Lab is fitted out with exercise testing apparatus’ as required.
You may see any number of the 11 ParvoMedics Metabolic Carts on hand, or a suite of treadmills, bicycles and rowing ergometers.
The research lab is also home to a small biochemistry/blood analysis area, and our environmental chamber. The environmental chamber can simulate both heat and altitude and is used by athletes for acclimatisation to either or both, of these conditions.
Want access to the most cutting-edge exercise physiology technology and to simulate your training to any conditions? Book an Environmental Training and Acclimation Package today!
The La Trobe environmental chamber can simulate both hot/humid (up to 95% relative humidity at 40°C) and high-altitude (hypoxia) (up to 10% oxygen, ~5,800 m simulated altitude) environments. Training within these simulated environments allows athletes to become acclimatised to these conditions and assists in minimising the effect of (heat/altitude) associated performance decrements. To attain the associated benefits, acclimatisation packages utilising the chamber several times are highly recommended.
Duration: 5 x 1hr Sessions
Participants: Max 5 athletes per testing package
Cost: $150 p/h ($750min spend)
An incremental exercise test is considered the ‘gold-standard’ measure of cardiorespiratory fitness (i.e., VO2max). The endurance testing package provides an accurate indication of an individual’s aerobic fitness level by continuously collecting expired gas samples as they breathe through a mouthpiece during exercise. This test also involves finger prick blood samples and measurement of heart rate to establish power (or speed) and heart rate training zones. A report detailing blood lactate profile, VO2max, and heart rate training zones will be provided to summarise test results.
Duration: 2 hours
Participants: 1 athlete per test
Cost: $240 per athlete
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