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Human Performance Laboratory - Manawatū campus

Treadmill The Human Performance Laboratory has the facilities to evaluate performance for a wide range of sports and occupational activities.

Research and testing equipment

  • TurboFit On-line gas analysis system
  • Cardioscope Heart rate and ECG monitoring
  • Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer
  • Bertec Force Plate
  • Grunt 3000, Rugby Specific Dynamometer
  • Cycle Ergometers: Lode, Monark
  • Rowing Ergometer: Concept II
  • Treadmill: Payne, suits all athletes including wheelchair athletes and skaters
  • EMG Multi-channel muscle activity recording
  • Video Analysis SiliconCoach
  • Blood Lactate analysers: LactatePro, YSI 1500
  • Laboratory and field fitness testing including anthropometry and assessment of body composition
  • Competitive Rates - Confidential Reporting


  • VO2 Max & Lactate Threshold Testing
  • Heat Acclimation
  • Lactate Threshold Testing Only (No gas analysis)
  • VO2 Max Testing Only
  • Heart Rate Max Test (Incremental test using only HR Monitor)
  • Critical Power Test
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Biodex Strength Testing
  • Height, weight, girth measurements and skin folds

Enquire now for your sport

For more information contact Nik Whitfield


The Human Performance Laboratory is at Palmerston North, in the Practical Teaching Complex, near the Printery.

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