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Colorado Mesa University’s Monfort Family Human Performance Laboratory contains some of the most technologically advanced equipment west of the Rockies, and it’s all available to students and faculty and staff.


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CMU’s hidden gem: Monfort Family Human Performance Lab

Colorado Mesa University’s Monfort Family Human Performance Laboratory contains some of the most technologically advanced equipment west of the Rockies, and it’s all available to students and faculty and staff. Located in the Maverick Center, the lab provides advanced physiological and biomechanical performance and wellness testing, teaching community members how to maximize their physical potential and become their best.

Lab staff can help athletes and non-athletes alike develop season and year-long training plans based on training loads, recovery, peak phases and more. The lab’s aerobic testing equipment measures endurance and cardiovascular information, telling participants everything from the fuels their bodies use to what the best training intensity is for them. Testing can include walking, running, biking or skating on an oversized treadmill.

Sports techniques and even gait can be improved via sport skill analysis—a service that utilizes high speed video and other instruments to identify deficiencies and idiosyncrasies. Thermal imaging can be used to discern inflammation from training and/or injury, and a recovery analysis can tell test subjects how much rest they should be getting.

The lab also houses equipment designed to track progress throughout training. Body composition analysis determines how much muscle and bone versus body fat a person has. Performing this analysis before and throughout any weight loss program helps determine progress.

“If you’re interested in what we’re doing in the lab, come on over,” said lab assistant Nate Bachman. “We’ll show you around.”

The Monfort Family Human Performance Lab is open from 8am–5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment. Visit coloradomesa.edu/hpl for more information on pricing and available tests. •

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