Our testing options include:

Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2max) which measures your capacity for delivering and utilizing oxygen during maximal exertion. While genetic determines a portion of your aerobic capacity, there is plenty you can do to increase the amount of oxygen delivered to your working muscles. More oxygen means more energy which translates to more miles, power or speed. The results of this test are specific to you and enable you to establish training intensities or zones to condition your body for optimal performance. We monitor the electrical activity of your heart during this test via EKG for the most accurate heart rate determination. This test can be performed either on our Woodway treadmill or our Velotron electronically braked bike. VO2max test with EKG monitoring is $125.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) assesses how much energy you burn at rest. RMR is invaluable in accurately determining the number of calories necessary to fuel a day's activity as well as to assist in weight loss efforts. During this test you lie quietly under a ventilated hood which captures your expired gases for analysis to determine how much oxygen your body uses at rest. RMR test is $50.

Body Composition using bioelectrical impedance on our InBody 520 scale which sends a very slight electrical current through your body to determine your muscle versus fat mass. In addition to determining your body fat %, this scale provides an analysis of lean tissue development for each of your limbs individually as well as your trunk. The goal of any weight loss program is to maintain your muscle mass as that is what burns the most calories every day. In addition, measurement of your body composition can guide your weight training program as well as measure the progress of your weight loss efforts. Included free with VO2max and RMR tests! Regular fee is $20.

Questions and registrations for testing can be directed to Dr. Regina Schurman at (630) 829-2171 or rschurman@ben.edu.

 

Dr. Schurman working at YH4L

Young Hearts 4 Life

The Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology Program under the supervision of Dr. Regina Schurman, works with Dr. Joseph Marek, clinical cardiologist with Midwest Heart Specialists, to screen student athletes. The MSCEP program is working with Midwest Heart Foundation to increase awareness of sudden cardiac death in young adults. Visit the Midwest Heart Foundation's website for additional information.



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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
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Phone: (630) 829-6187
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