Physiology, Exercise, Diet and Locomotion Lab


The Physiology, Exercise, Diet, And Locomotion Laboratory (PEDAL) was established to tackle research projects involving training methodologies, equipment, and diet's effects on mechanics and exercise performance.

Much of the laboratory's focus is on the role these variables play in endurance athletic performance, but student projects have explored anaerobic or resistance exercise as well. Intramural and extramural grant funding has allowed a group of students under Dr. Meyers to explore a wide variety of topics with researchers all over the globe.

Equipment includes (but is not limited to):

  • Parvo Medics TrueOne 2400 Metabolic Measurement System
  • Velotron Dynafit Pro Ergometer
  • Monark 839E Digital Ergometer
  • Monark 874 E Ergometer
  • GoPro Hero 4 Cameras

 Current projects:

 Physiological and Mechanical Effects of Elliptical Bicycle Chainrings In Anaerobic Conditions  
 Unilateral and Bilateral Training Effects on Bilateral Back Squat Strength

 Future projects:

 Forefoot Varus Correction and Hip Abduction/Adduction Motion in Recreational Cyclists
 Hip Stability and Strengthening Effects on Cycling Mechanics and Performance (With Harvard Medical School)
 IMU Calibration Methodology for Novel Tasks
 Comparative Analysis of Performance Between Two Rowing Ergometer Types"