FIRST Lab (Greenville, SC) is a comprehensive battery of assessments that provides vital information about a runner. The staff at FIRST works with runners to design an individualized program to improve running mechanics as well as maximize running performance The battery of assessments includes Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2 MAX), Lactate Threshold, Running Economy, and Body Composition.
Director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory and professor of Health and Exercise Science, Dr. Ray Moss is one of the faculty members of FIRST. Dr. Moss has developed a computerized system for assessing the physiological measures that are the key factors in running performance. Moss is a former student of Jack Daniels, a world-renowned physiologist and running coach. Many of Daniels’ testing techniques and procedures are used by Moss and FIRST.
Read more at: Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training