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Human and Sport Performance Laboratory provides exercise testing, training services

The Human and Sport Performance Laboratory (HSPL) has officially launched its new Web site with details on how the lab provides sports performance testing to enhance outcome measures for athletes. Since its launch last summer, HSPL has tested athletes from the NHL as well as professional athletes in endurance sports.

HSPL, a lab within the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science in the School of Kinesiology, is also working on potential projects with elite speed skaters, University athletes, public schools, and club sport teams around the Twin Cities.

One goal of HSPL is to provide coaches who work with athletes in training the opportunity to evaluate performance outcomes as well as nutritional effects on their athletes. In addition, the lab will provide outreach opportunities to bridge the gap between experts studying the ever-changing scientific basis of performance and the public, including parents, coaches, athletic trainers, sports medicine practitioners, and the weekend warrior.

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