Locomotor Performance Laboratory

Research With Speed and Power

The Locomotor Performance Laboratory, one of three labs within the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management, specializes in terrestrial locomotion and in relating muscle function to metabolic energy expenditure and performance.

Current research focuses on the relationships between the mechanics of movement, performance, metabolic energy expenditure, and metabolic power. This research addresses scientific questions at the whole-body or organism level of biological organization, as well as addressing issues at the tissue and cellular levels.