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Professor Anthony Blazevich

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Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5472, Email: a.blazevich@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.3101
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5472
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5036
Email: a.blazevich@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.3101  

 

Professor Anthony Blazevich is a Professor of Biomechanics in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, and Director of the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR). His role includes teaching on biomechanics, neurophysiology and other units, as well as leading research in areas such as sports biomechanics, neurophysiology, strength & conditioning.

Current Teaching

  • SPS1116 Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy
  • SPS2116 Applied Biomechanics
  • SPS4117 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Neurological and neuromuscular

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the European College of Sports Sciences
  • Member of Australian Strength & Conditioning Association

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • Certificate of Research Excellence, Highest number Higher Degree by Research completions in Faculty 2014, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
  • Winner of best oral student research presentation (presented by Wing Lau), Exercise and Sports Science Australia annual conference, Adelaide 2014.
  • Best Paper Prize: Runner-Up (2012) Council of the Anatomical Society (UK; Journal of Anatomy).  Waugh, C.M., Blazevich, A.J., Fath, F. & Korff, T. (2012). Age-related changes in mechanical properties of the Achilles tendon. Journal of Anatomy, 220(2):144-155.
  • Top cited article from Journal of Sports Sciences in 2012 impact factor window: O’Donovan, Blazevich, A.J., et al. (2010). The ABC of Physical Activity for Health in Adults: a Consensus Statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(6): 573-591.
  • Winner of Best Oral Presentation, AAESS biannual conference, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 27-30th March 2008.

University and National Teaching Awards

  • Winner Brunel University Research Fellowship Award (BF05/05), Brunel University, UK, 2005.
  • Inaugural Winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Brunel University, UK, 2003.
  • Installed as Teaching Fellow of the Brunel Teaching Academy, Brunel University, UK, 2003.

National and International Research Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Brunel University, UK.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Strength & Conditioning (speed, power, strength, flexibility, fatigue)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, The University of Queensland, 1995.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Determining the impact of cycling position on the energetic cost and mechanical power output using integrated energetics and muscle mechanical modelling.,  Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2018 - 2023,  $37,500.
  • Identifying the potential cause and type of injuries and how fatigue influences the risk of injury in elite soccer players,  Perth Glory Football Club,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2017 - 2022,  $22,500.
  • Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP),  International Olympic Committee,  Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health,  2019 - 2022,  $568,107.
  • High-intensity exercise: Mechanisms underpinning its benefit during warm-up but consequences during fatigue,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2018 - 2019,  $7,785.
  • Combat Fitness: Assessing and Developing Speed and Quickness for Improved Performance,  Australian Institute of Sport,  Scholarship - AIS,  2014 - 2019,  $18,897.
  • Fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and perceived comfort during prolonged standing and physical work using different footwear options: A randomised, controlled trial.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2019,  $56,578.
  • The Impact of Fitness Levels and Leisure-Time Exercise Patterns on the Risk of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders among New Graduate Registered Nurses in Western Australia,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2014 - 2018,  $8,737.
  • Effects of Dairy-Derived Nutritional Supplementation Combined with Physical Activity on Health and Physical Function in 40 - 60 Year-Old Women,  Fonterra Cooperative Ltd,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $729,998.
  • Biomechanical Factors Influencing Injury Risk in Elite (International Level) Tour Cyclists,  Australian Institute of Sport,  Scholarship - AIS,  2009 - 2016,  $72,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Vial, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Blazevich, T., Croft, J., (2019), Using the trajectory of the shuttlecock as a measure of performance accuracy in the badminton short serve. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, epub ahead of print(Nov 2018), 6p., United Kingdom, Sage Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/1747954118812662.
  • Mina, M., Blazevich, T., Tsatalas, T., Giakas, G., (2019), Variable, but not free‐weight, resistance back squat exercise potentiates jump performance following a comprehensive task‐specific warm‐up. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, epub ahead of print(Nov 23, 2018), 13p., Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13341.
  • Pinto, M., Blazevich, T., Anderson, L., Mil-Homens, P., Pinto, R., (2018), Hamstring-to-quadriceps fatigue ratio offers new and different muscle function information than the conventional non-fatigued ratio. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(1), 282-293, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12891.
  • Hernandez-Davo, J., Sabido, R., Behm, D., Blazevich, T., (2018), Effects of resistance training using known vs unknown loads on eccentric-phase adaptations and concentric velocity. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(2), 407-417, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12933.
  • Reid, J., Greene, R., Young, J., Hodgson, D., Blazevich, T., Behm, D., (2018), The effects of different durations of static stretching within a comprehensive warm-up on voluntary and evoked contractile properties. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(7), 1427-1445, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-018-3874-3.
  • Kay, A., Rubley, B., Talbot, C., Mina, M., Baross, A., Blazevich, T., (2018), Stretch imposed on active muscle elicits positive adaptations in strain risk factors and exercise-induced muscle damage. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(11), 2299-2309, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13251.
  • Lord, C., Ma'ayah, F., Blazevich, T., (2018), Change in knee flexor torque after fatiguing exercise identifies previous hamstring injury in football players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(3), 1235-1243, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13007.
  • Blazevich, T., Gill, N., Kvorning, T., Kay, A., Goh, A., Hilton, B., Drinkwater, E., Behm, D., (2018), No Effect of Muscle Stretching within a Full, Dynamic Warm-up on Athletic Performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(6), 1258-1266, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001539.
  • Birat, A., Bourdier, P., Piponnier, E., Blazevich, T., Maciejewski, H., Duche, P., Ratel, S., (2018), Metabolic and fatigue profiles are comparable between prepubertal children and well-trained adult endurance athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(April 2018), Article no.387, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00387.
  • Cruickshank, T., Reyes, A., Penailillo, L., Pulverenti, T., Bartlett, D., Zaenker, P., Blazevich, T., Newton, R., Thompson, J., Lo, J., Ziman, M., (2018), Effects of multidisciplinary therapy on physical function in Huntington’s disease. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 138(6), 500-507, United States, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1111/ane.13002.
  • Vieira, A., Blazevich, T., Souza, N., Celes, R., Alex, S., Tufano, J., Bottaro, M., (2018), Acute changes in muscle thickness and pennation angle in response to work-matched concentric and eccentric isokinetic exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 43(10), 1069-1074, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0055.
  • Pickett, C., Nosaka, K., Zois, J., Hopkins, W., Blazevich, T., (2018), Maximal upper-body strength and oxygen uptake are associated with performance in high-level 200-M sprint kayakers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(11), 3186-3192, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002398.
  • Vial, S., Croft, J., Blazevich, T., Cochrane Wilkie, J., (2018), Reductions in both temporal and spatial movement pattern complexity is associated with greater performance accuracy. Translational Sports Medicine, 1(6), 289-299, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.49.
  • Pimenta, R., Blazevich, T., Freitas, S., (2018), Biceps Femoris Long-Head Architecture Assessed Using Different Sonographic Techniques. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(12), 2584-2594, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001731.
  • Freitas, SR., Marmeleira, J., Valamatos, M., Blazevich, T., Mil-Homens, P., (2018), Ultrasonographic Measurement of the Biceps Femoris Long-Head Muscle Architecture. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 37(4), 977-986, DOI: 10.1002/jum.14436.
  • Ando, R., Nosaka, K., Tomita, A., Watanabe, K., Blazevich, T., Akima, H., (2018), Vastus intermedius vs vastus lateralis fascicle behaviors during maximal concentric and eccentric contractions. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(3), 1018-1026, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13022.
  • Brusco, C., Blazevich, T., Radaelli, R., Botton, C., Cadore, E., Baroni, B., Trajono, G., Pinto, R., (2018), The effects of flexibility training on exercise-induced muscle damage in young men with limited hamstrings flexibility. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(6), 1671-1680, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13068.
  • Bochkezanian, V., Newton, R., Trajano, G., Blazevich, T., (2018), Effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in People with Spinal Cord Injury. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(9), 1733-1739, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001637.
  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., (2018), Acute dehydration impairs endurance without modulating neuromuscular function. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(NOV), Article number 1562, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01562.
  • Bochkezanian, V., Newton, R., Trajano, G., Vieira, A., Pulverenti, T., Blazevich, T., (2017), Effect of tendon vibration during wide-pulse neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on the decline and recovery of muscle force. BMC Neurology, 17(1), Article no. 82, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd, DOI: 10.1186/s12883-017-0862-x.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2017), The influence of external load on quadriceps muscle and tendon dynamics during jumping. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(11), 2250-2259, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001361.
  • Dunn, E., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., Martin, DT., Blazevich, T., (2017), Human behaviours associated with dominance in elite amateur boxing bouts: A comparison of winners and losers under the Ten Point Must System. PLoS One, 12(12), article no. e0188675, San Francisco, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188675.
  • Walker, S., Hakkinen, K., Haff, G., Blazevich, T., Newton, R., (2017), Acute elevations in serum hormones are attenuated after chronic training with traditional isoinertial but not accentuated eccentric loads in strength-trained men. Physiological Reports, 5(7), Article number e13241, West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.14814/phy2.13241.
  • Waugh, C., Korff, T., Blazevich, T., (2017), Developmental differences in dynamic muscle–tendon behaviour: implications for movement efficiency. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(7), 1287-1294, United Kingdom, The Company of Biologists Ltd, DOI: 10.1242/jeb.127951.
  • Ratel, S., Blazevich, T., (2017), Are prepubertal children metabolically comparable to well-trained adult endurance athletes?. Sports Medicine, 47(8), 1477-1485, Auckland, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0671-1.
  • Trajano, G., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2017), Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underpinning Stretch-Induced Force Loss. Sports Medicine, 47(8), 1531-1541, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0682-6.
  • Penailillo, L., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K., (2017), Factors contributing to lower metabolic demand of eccentric than concentric cycling. Journal of Applied Physiology, 123(4), 884-893, Bethesda, USA, American Physiology Society, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00536.2016.
  • Maffiuletti, N., Aagaard, P., Blazevich, T., Folland, J., Tillin, N., Duchateau, J., (2016), Rate of force development: physiological and methodological considerations. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(6), 1091-1116, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-016-3346-6.
  • Ando, R., Nosaka, K., Inami, T., Tomita, A., Watanabe, K., Blazevich, T., Akima, H., (2016), Difference in fascicle behaviors between superficial and deep quadriceps muscles during isometric contractions. Muscle and Nerve, 53(5), 797-802, Hoboken, USA, John Wiley & Sons Inc, DOI: 10.1002/mus.24905.
  • Walker, S., Blazevich, T., Haff, G., Tufano, J., Newton, R., Hakkien, K., (2016), Greater strength gains after training with accentuated eccentric than traditional isoinertial loads in already strength-trained men. Frontiers in Physiology, 7(2016), Article no. 149, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00149.
  • Trezise, J., Collier, N., Blazevich, T., (2016), Anatomical and neuromuscular variables strongly predict maximum knee extension torque in healthy men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(6), 1159-1177, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-016-3352-8.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2016), Faster movement speed results in greater tendon strain during the loaded squat exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 7(2016), Article no. 366, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00366.
  • Seitz, L., Trajano, G., Haff, G., Dumke, C., Tufano, J., Blazevich, T., (2016), Relationships between maximal strength, muscle size, and myosin heavy chain isoform composition and voluntary postactivation potentiation. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 41(5), 491-497, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0403.
  • Vielra, A., Siquelra, A., Ferreira-Junior, J., Do Carmo, J., Durigan, J., Blazevich, T., Bottaro, M., (2016), The effect of water temperature during cold-water immersion on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(12), 937-943, Stuttgart, Germany, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-111438.
  • Mina, MA., Blazevich, T., Giakas, G., Seitz, L., Kay, AD., (2016), Chain-loaded variable resistance warm-up improves free-weight maximal back squat performance. European Journal of Sport Science, 16(8), 932-939, Taylor and Francis Ltd., DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1199740.
  • Kay, A., Dods, S., Blazevich, T., (2016), Acute effects of contract–relax (CR) stretch versus a modified CR technique. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(3), 611-621, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-015-3320-8.
  • Behm, D., Blazevich, T., Kay, A., McHugh, M., (2016), Acute effects of muscle stretching on physical performance, range of motion, and injury incidence in healthy active individuals: a systematic review. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 41(1), 1-11, National Research Council of Canada, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0235.
  • Kay, A., Richmond, D., Talbot, C., Mina, M., Baross, A., Blazevich, T., (2016), Stretching of active muscle elicits chronic changes in multiple strain risk factors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(7), 1388-1396, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000887.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2015), Inhomogeneous quadriceps femoris hypertrophy in response to strength and power training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(11), 2389-2397, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000669.
  • Miller, SC., Korff, T., Waugh, C., Fath, F., Blazevich, T., (2015), Tibialis anterior moment arm: Effects of measurement errors and assumptions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(2), 428-439, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000399.
  • Hernandez-Davo, J., Sabido, R., Moya-Ramon, M., Blazevich, T., (2015), Load knowledge reduces rapid force production and muscle activation during maximal-effort concentric lifts. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(12), 2571-2581, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-015-3276-8.
  • Kay, AD., Husbands-Beasley, J., Blazevich, T., (2015), Effects of Contract-Relax, Static Stretching, and Isometric Contractions on Muscle-Tendon Mechanics. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(10), 2181-2190, USA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000632.
  • Figueiredo, VC., Caldow, MK., Massie, V., Markworth, JF., Cameron-Smith, D., Blazevich, T., (2015), Ribosome biogenesis adaptation in resistance training-induced human skeletal muscle hypertrophy. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 309(1), E72-E83, American Physiological Society, DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00050.2015.
  • Pugh, J., Gelder, L., Williams, A., Twigg, D., Wilkinson, A., Blazevich, T., (2015), Validity and reliability of an online extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E2) to measure nurses' fitness. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(23-24), 3550-3563, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12971.
  • Lau, W., Blazevich, T., Newton, M., Wu, S., Nosaka, K., (2015), Assessment of muscle pain induced by elbow-flexor eccentric exercise. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(11), 1140-1148, Lawrence, USA, National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc., DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-50.11.05.
  • Penailillo, L., Blazevich, T., Numazawa, H., Nosaka, K., (2015), Rate of force development as a measure of muscle damage. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25(3), 417-427, Denmark, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12241.
  • Penailillo, L., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K., (2015), Muscle fascicle behavior during eccentric cycling and its relation to muscle soreness. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(4), 708-717, American College of Sports Medicine, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000473.
  • Lau, W., Blazevich, T., Newton, MJ., Wu, S., Nosaka, K., (2015), Changes in electrical pain threshold of fascia and muscle after initial and secondary bouts of elbow flexor eccentric exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(5), 959-968, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-014-3077-5.
  • Noorkoiv, M., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2015), Effects of isometric quadriceps strength training at different muscle lengths on dynamic torque production. Journal of Sports Science, 33(18), 1952-1961, Oxon, UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1020843.
  • Lau, W., Blazevich, T., Newton, M., Wu, S., Nosaka, K., (2015), Reduced muscle lengthening during eccentric contractions as a mechanism underpinning the repeated-bout effect. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 308(10), R879-886, Bethesda, USA, American Physiological Society, DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00338.2014.
  • Stasinaki, AN., Gloumis, G., Spengos, K., Blazevich, T., Zaras, N., Georgiadis, G., Karampatsos, G., Terzis, G., (2015), Muscle strength, power, and morphologic adaptations after 6 weeks of compound vs. complex training in healthy men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(9), 2559-2569, United States, National Strength and Conditioning Association, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000917.
  • Marques, MC., Gabbett, TJ., Marinho, DA., Blazevich, T., Sousa, A., Van Den Tillaar, R., Izquierdo, M., (2015), Influence of Strength, Sprint Running, and Combined Strength and Sprint Running Training on Short Sprint Performance in Young Adults. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(10), 789-795, Stuttgart, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1547284.
  • Seitz, L., Trajano, G., Dal Maso, F., Haff, G., Blazevich, T., (2015), Postactivation potentiation during voluntary contractions after continued knee extensor task-specific practice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 40(3), 230-237, Montreal, Canada, National Research Council of Canada, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0377.
  • Trajano, G., Nosaka, K., Seitz, L., Blazevich, T., (2014), Intermittent stretch reduces force and central drive more than continuous stretch. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5), 902-910, USA, American College of Sports Medicine, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000185.
  • Trajano, G., Seitz, L., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2014), Can passive stretch inhibit motoneuron facilitation in the human plantar flexors?. Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(12), 1486-1492, Bethesda, USA, American Physiological Society, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00809.2014.
  • Penailillo, L., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K., (2014), Energy expenditure and substrate oxidation during and after eccentric cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(4), 805-814, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-013-2816-3.
  • Waugh, C., Korff, T., Fath, F., Blazevich, T., (2014), Effects of resistance training on tendon mechanical properties and rapid force production in prepubertal children. Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(3), 257-266, Bethesda, USA, American Physiology Society, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00325.2014.
  • Mina, MA., Blazevich, T., Giakis, G., Kay, A., (2014), Influence of variable resistance loading on subsequent free weight maximal back squat performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(10), 2988–2995, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000471.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2014), The influence of loading intensity on muscle-tendon unit behaviour during maximal knee extensor stretch shortening cycle exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 114(1), 59-69, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-013-2744-2.
  • Noorkoiv, M., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2014), Neuromuscular adaptations associated with knee joint angle-specific force change. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(8), 1525-1537, American College of Sports Medicine, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000269.
  • Blazevich, T., Cannavan, D., Waugh, C., Miller, S., Thorlund, J., Aagaard, P., Kay, A., (2014), Range of motion, neuromechanical, and architectural adaptations to plantar flexor stretch training in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(5), 452-462, Bethesda, USA, American Physiology Society, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00204.2014.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE AND BIOMECHANICAL ALTERATIONS DURING HIGH-INTENSITY, CONSTANT-LOAD CYCLING.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTATIONS OF JOINT ANGLE-SPECIFIC FORCE CHANGE AFTER ISOMETRIC TRAINING
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  LOWER LIMB FATIGUE ASYMMETRY OF PREFERRED AND NON-PREFERRED LEGS AFTER A REPEATED-SPRINT TEST IN FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH PREVIOUS HAMSTRING INJURY.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  RELATIVE IMPORTANCE AND PLASTICITY OF ANATOMICAL AND NEUROMUSCULAR FACTORS AFFECTING JOINT TORQUE PRODUCTION.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  MECHANISMS AFFECTING POST-ACTIVATION POTENTIATION FOLLOWING VOLUNTARY ISOKINETIC KNEE EXTENSIONS
  • Master by Research: Effect of varying duration of static stretch on force production within the plantarflexors
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE IMPACT OF STATIC STRETCH AND MUSCULAR CONTRACTIONS ON FORCE PRODUCTION WITHIN THE HUMAN TRICEPS SURAE MUSCLE-TENDON COMPLEX
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  EFFECT OF NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING INTERVENTION ON MUSCLE FORCE AND MASS, PHYSICAL HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  AN INVESTIGATION OF THE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO REDUCTIONS IN MUSCLE FORCE AFTER STRETCHING
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  COMPARISON OF THE PHYSICAL,PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PERCEPTUAL DEMANDS OF SMALL-SIDED GAMES AND MATCH PLAY IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  NEUROMUSCULAR FACTORS AFFECTING STRETCH-INDUCED TORQUE LOSS
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE EFFECT OF VERTICALLY - AND HORIZONTALLY - DIRECTED PLYOMETRIC EXERCISE ON SPRINT RUNNING PERFORMANCE AND THE MUSCLE ARCHITECTURE OF THE GASTROCNEMIUS MEDIALIS
  • Master by Research: Effect of an exercise intervention on bone remodeling after injury
  • Master by Research: Factors affecting injury recovery during 4 weeks of intensive rehabilitation
  • Master by Research: Post-activation potentiation: The effects of rate of force development of maximal isometric contractions on subsequent force-time characteristics of human muscle
  • Master by Research: Prediciton of stroking characteristics of elite rowers from anthropometric variables
  • Master by Research: Effect of muscle-tendon stiffness: Countermovement velocity and countermovement displacementon vertical jump height in trained and untrained jumpers
  • Master by Research: Effects of acute passive and dynamic stretching on the velocity-specific force decrement
  • Master by Research: The kinematics and kinetics of flat foot gait
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  NEUROMUSCULAR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO REDUCTIONS IN MUSCLE FORCE AFTER REPEATED, HIGH-INTENSITY MUSCULAR EFFORTS
  • Master by Research: Stretch duration affects muscle forrce development and twitch characteristics of the triceps surae
  • Master by Research: Muscle and tendon adaptation during physical rehabilitation after exercise cessation
  • Master by Research: Technique and strength as determinants of softball bat swing performance
  • Master by Research: Influence of tendon, joint and limb stiffness on running economy
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE MANIFESTATIONS OF FATIGUE IN AMATEUR BOXING PERFORMANCE
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE EFFECT OF MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC TRAINING ON DOUBLET-INDUCED FORCE ENHANCEMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHANGES IN VOLUNTARY RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT
  • Master by Research: The influence of gender on weight raining: Considerations for weight training women

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Design of an inspiratory muscle training system
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Movement specificity of training adaptations in elite rugby union players
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE INFLUENCE OF A SIMULATED OLYMPIC DISTANCE CYCLE EXERCISE ON SUBSEQUENT RUNNING ECONOMY AND BIOMECHANICS IN TRIATHLETES

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  MUSCLE DAMAGE AND METABOLIC PROFILES OF ECCENTRIC CYCLING.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL LOADING AND SPEED OF MOVEMENT ON MUSCLE-TENDON UNIT BEHAVIOUR AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  ACCURACY IN THE BADMINGTON SHORT SERVE: A METHODOLOGICAL AND KINEMATIC INVESTIGATION
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  PAIN ASSESSMENTS AND POSSIBLE MECHANISMS OF DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS.
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