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Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR)

The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR) conducts high-impact scientific research and provides postgraduates with training and supervision in the area of exercise and sports science. Specifically, we aim to foster internationally-leading research that has the capability to contribute to exercise and sports science needs at local, national and international levels.

Research themes

Major areas of research specialisation within the Centre include:

  • Strength and conditioning;
  • Physiology of Sports Performance;
  • Psychology of Sports and Exercise; and
  • Sports Biomechanics.

News & events

Probing muscles of volunteer eccentric exercisers with an acupuncture needle, steadily increasing electrical current until pain in the muscle is reported. Thumbnail

Delayed onset muscle soreness: A useful signal from our body?

Getting sore after exercise might not be a bad thing after all.

Testing the calf muscles to find out why muscle stretching might make them momentarily weaker. Thumbnail

Stretch the muscle, weaken the nerves?

Muscle stretching can make us briefly weaker, but don’t blame the muscle.

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For more information about the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research, contact:

Associate Professor Anthony Blazevich
Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.3101
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5472

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