Human Performance Lab
Suite 148 - Student Recreation Facility
The Human Performance Laboratory is a testing facility open to everyone. We have a unique team comprised of physicians, teachers, exercise physiologists, and students who perform fitness tests and evaluations of athletes and non-athletes.
By conducting a series of comprehensive evaluations and laboratory measurements, our team can identify your fitness needs and provide you with an individualized exercise prescription. This exercise prescription can be designed to get you started or move you up to the next fitness level and beyond.
For more information or to make an appointment call 312-413-5266 or 312-996-7813.
Fitness Testing ServicesBody Composition
Flexibility Test and Routine
General Fitness Assessment
Maximal Oxygen Consumption (Treadmill or Bike)
Resting Metabolic Rate
Workout Evaluation and Consultation
Skinfolds - a six site (men) or five site (women) skinfold test that assesses body composition (percentage body fat, lean body mass, ideal weight, and ideal percentage fat). A computer printout is given of all the results. The error percentage of skinfold testing is 3-4 percent.
Hydrostatic Weight - The most accurate body composition test that uses underwater weighing to determine anatomical mass. The error percentage of this test is 1-2 percent.
A variety of tests can be performed to determine range of motion. These tests help to indicate risk of injury from inflexibility.
General assessment includes body composition, flexibility, submax bike, strength and abdominal endurance. General fitness assessments are required for personal training services.
Direct oxygen uptake utilizing a metabolic cart. This test requires medical referral from your physician.
This is for athletes who want to be more specific with anaerobic threshold training. Resting blood lactate is measured and blood lactate is measured throughout the test to find your lactic acid threshold.
Determines your body's resting caloric expenditure.
Four standard strength tests are used to assess muscular endurance and stregnth in the upper and lower body. Percentiles are tabulated to compare your results with others of your age and sex. This provides an excellent method for prescribing a strength program.
This includes a submaximal YMCA Bike Test with monitored heart rate and blood pressure. An exercise prescription is given based on the fitness test and includes three phases - warm up (stretching and abdominal), aerobic phase (with monitored heart rate and blood pressure), and cool down.
Sit down with a trained professonal who will go over your current workout plan and assess efficiency and direction toward your goals and needs.