Human Performance Laboratory
Director, Edward Coyle, Ph. D
Personnel:The Human Performance Laboratory is directed by Dr. Edward Coyle and staffed by his graduate students including four doctoral candidates and seven masters degree candidates (see people).
The Human Performance Laboratory investigates the physiological factors that regulate exercise performance in people. Much of the HPL's research continues to integrate the cardiovascular factors with the metabolic factors in muscle that determine the level of stress and fatigue experienced during exercise.
Current Research Projects:
- Cardiac output response during maximal exercise
- Does hyperthermia lower stroke volume independent of increasing heart rate?
- Sweat sodium losses during prolonged exercise
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and ellagitannin supplementation
- Sleep deprivation and cardiovascular and metabolic responses to maximal exercise
- Physical activity and post-prandial hyperlipidemia
- Muscle fatigue assessed by near infrared spectroscopy