Exercise Physiology Lab

Underwater WeighingThe Exercise Physiology Lab at the University of Kentucky has the facilities and equipment for a wide variety of physiological and performance testing.The lab is currently equipped to perform underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance, and skinfolds. The lab is also equipped for various cardiorespiratory testing. There are two metabolic carts that allow for the measurement of oxygen consumption during exercise or at rest using a canopy system. Cardiovascular responses to exercise can be monitored using a traditional 12-lead electrocardiograph (EKG) or with telemetric heart rate monitors. There are 5  treadmills, pendulum and pan-loaded cycle ergometers, and an arm crank ergometer. The lab is equipped with traditional bell spirometers, as well as an automated electronic spirometer, for the assessment of respiratory capacity and function. In addition to these machines and devices, various other pieces of equipment, including lactate analyzers, electromyographs (EMG), Wingate Anaerobic Test equipment, and load cells for measuring force output, create a well equipped laboratory for various research and testing protocols.