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Exercise Prescription Laboratory

inside of the exercise prescription labThe Exercise Prescription Lab (ExRx) is a 600 square foot research space dedicated to examining the effects of acute and chronic exercise across healthy, chronic disease, and substance using individuals. The ExRx lab has the equipment and instrumentation capabilities to perform acute and chronic resistance exercise protocols and collect blood and urine samples to examine endocrine, metabolic and cytokine responses to exercise. The lab also has bench top analytical space with full capabilities to process samples for storage, further analysis or shipment.

Instruments and Equipment

  • Exercise Physiology and Physical Training Research
    • 3 Schwinn Recumbant Bicycles
    • 4 Olympic Weightlifting Bars with >350 lbs of weights
    • 2 Sets of Adjustable Dumbbells (90 and 50 lbs)
    • 2 Olympic Platforms
    • 1 Squat Rack
    • 1 Leg Extension/Leg Curl
  • Biochemical, Physiological and Metabolic Research
    • Hemocue Glucose 201 Analyzer
    • Hemocue Hb 201
    • Eppendorf 5702R Centrifuge
    • Hemastat II Centrafuge
    • Atago Digital Refractometer PAL 10S
    • Lactate Scout
    • Bioelectrical Impedance Unit (Tanita SC-240)

Core Exercise Prescription Laboratory Faculty

Gwendolyn Thomas, Assistant Professor; Director of the Exercise Prescription Lab
gwthomas@syr.edu|315.443.1411
Gwendolyn Thomas