The HPL has been involved in a variety of applied research topics since its inception including carbohydrate metabolism, heat stress, gastric emptying and fluid balance, and over-training and tapering in runners, swimmers, and cyclists.  This applied approach continues today with a recent focus on adaptations to training for a marathon or training during a cross-country season, and the influence of tapering on physiological adaptations and performance.  For publications from this work click here.

The HPL has also been a part of a multi-disciplinary examination to better understand what makes a world-class athlete, and studied the whole muscle and myocellular characteristics of Colin Jackson.

Watch a BBC video of World Champion hurdler Colin Jackson working with the HPL