Sunday, September 13, 2009

Research Lab

I spent about four hours this week in the Lab helping with VO2 max tests performed on the Baseball team's pitchers. I mostly just cleaned the equipment, monitored heartrate, and gave the RPE of the players. This is an interesting study that one of the GAs is performing. He is seeing how the regular cardio running pre-season workouts compare to a pre-season workout of ropes. I'm sure there is more to the research, but I gathered that this is the basis of it. The GA directly measured the VO2 max using arms and legs on the stationary bike.

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