Exercise Physiology Core LaboratoryWest Complex
101 Hospital Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22908Directions
Park in the Hospital Drive parking lot. Enter the West Complex via the Barringer Wing (2nd entrance from the parking lot). Take the C elevators down to the second floor. Take two lefts immediately, and the lab will be on your left in room 2406.
The Exercise Physiology Core Lab (EPCL) offers fitness measurement services. Our assessments provide information that can help you create a plan for general fitness, weight control and athletic performance.
Tests at the EPCL include:
- V02 Max: V02 Max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen you can use during intense physical activity. This test, which usually involves a bike or treadmill, is considered a good indicator of endurance and heart health.
- Body Composition: This test shows the amount of fat in your body relative to your size. Too much body fat can be a symptom of an unhealthy lifestyle and can be a factor in a number of diseases. We conduct this test by having you sit in a small capsule called the Bod Pod for a few minutes.
- Resting Metabolism: This test measures the amount of energy needed for normal body functioning when you are not engaged in any activity (such as sleeping). With this test we can measure how many calories you need to maintain normal body functions at rest.
After you get the results of your tests, the specialist at the EPCL will explain what they mean, and how the information can be used as part of your plan for healthy living or exercise.
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