Applied Physiology

NYT Covers Locomotor Performance Lab’s Research on Usain Bolt

Simmons Professor Peter Weyand, director of the  Locomotor Performance Laboratory, and colleagues Andrew Udofa and Larry Ryan were featured by the New York Times for their recent research on Usain Bolt’s speed and stride. Udofa reported  at a conference in … Continue reading

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Applied Physiology’s Davis and Allen Discuss MS Research in Podcast

Scott Davis, associate professor in Applied Physiology and Wellness, and doctoral candidate Dustin Allen are featured in the Journal of Neurophysiology’s June podcast. They speak to Editor-in-Chief Bill Yates and  Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute’s Matthew Mueller about … Continue reading

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Researchers in Locomotor Performance Lab Develop New Equation for Predicting Running Speed

In the recent Journal of Experimental Biology,  Simmons researchers from the Locomotor Performance Lab, present a new equation to better predict a runner’s speed. Their findings have immediate application for running performance, injury prevention, rehab and the individualized design of … Continue reading

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The Science Behind the Pogo Stick Jump

Professor Peter Weyand shared his knowledge to break down the biomechanics of XPogo demonstrations at the State Fair of Texas. In this did-you-know story, KERA reporter Courtney Collins gets to the science behind what the high-flying XPogo jumpers do. Read … Continue reading

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Peter Weyand Participates in SUB2 Project to Push Marathon Time Barrier

Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU Simmons, is part of the Sub2 Project, which is at work to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Weyand is internationally recognized as an expert in human speed. Read more … Continue reading

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New Study Says Walking Burns More Calories Than Known

Simmons researcher Lindsay Ludlow and Professor Peter Weyand have determined that leading standards for measuring calories burned during walking are inaccurate, and they have calculated a more precise method of measurement. Their study, Energy expenditure during level human walking: seeking … Continue reading

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