ALAMOSA – Let 2018 be the year you reach your fitness goals. The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education (HPPE) Department continues to offer the community a variety of affordable fitness tests. Testing will be located in the Human Performance Lab room 106, located in the East Campus Building.
Dr. Tracey Robinson, professor of HPPE, and graduate assistant Alex Jordan will conduct the tests from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Thursday. Fitness testing appointments are mandatory.
Robinson and Jordan are more than willing to help identify current fitness levels and develop individualized fitness plans based on personal goals, needs, and physical limitations. Lifestyle modifications are not easy on your own, graduate students can give the personal drive you need.
Fitness tests available include VO2 Max $50, Wingate anaerobic power test $10, FitnessAge $15, and body composition $10.
The VO2 max test is an aerobic endurance assessment of the maximum amount of oxygen a body is able to utilize during high intensity aerobic activity. The lab also tests your blood lactate levels to assess individual lactate thresholds, which are used to determine proper training intensities for maximal benefit. Test time is approximately 45 minutes.
The Wingate power test is an assessment of anaerobic power. It consists of a 30 second maximal effort on a cycle ergometer; test time approximately 10 minutes.
Body composition assessment consists of skin fold measurements from several sites on the body. Measurements can determine body fat percentage as well as lean mass; test time is approximately 5 minutes.
The FitnessAge test is a comprehensive assessment of muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Individual test results are compiled to give an overall fitness “age.” Test time is approximately 20 minutes.
Caption: Under the supervision of Dr. Tracey Robinson, the Adams State Performance Lab offers fitness testing every Thursday./Photo by Daniel Parsons