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Professor Anthony Blazevich

Professor of Biomechanics

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5472
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5036
Email: a.blazevich@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.3101  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1664-1614

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 Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Pulverenti, T., Trajano, G., Kirk, B., Bochkezanian, V., Blazevich, T. (2021). Plantar flexor muscle stretching depresses the soleus late response but not tendon tap reflexes. European Journal of Neuroscience, epub ahead of print(Mar), 14p.. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.15178.
  • Trajano, G., Blazevich, T. (2021). Static stretching reduces motoneuron excitability: The potential role of neuromodulation. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 49(2), 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1249/jes.0000000000000243.
  • Pinto, M., Wilson, C., Kay, A., Blazevich, T. (2021). Reliability of isokinetic tests of velocity- and contraction intensity-dependent plantar flexor mechanical properties. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, epub ahead of print(2021), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13920.
  • Donnelly, C., Stegmüller, J., Blazevich, T., Crettaz Von Roten, F., Kayser, B., Neyroud, D., Place, N. (2021). Modulation of torque evoked by wide-pulse, high-frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation and the potential implications for rehabilitation and training. Scientific Reports, 11(2021), Article nmber 6399. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85645-0.
  • Mesquita, R., Taylor, J., Kirk, B., Blazevich, T. (2021). Involuntary sustained firing of plantar flexor motor neurones: effect of electrical stimulation parameters during tendon vibration. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 121(2021), 881-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04563-7.
  • Pugh, J., Gelder, L., Cormack, K., Williams, A., Twigg, D., Giles, M., Blazevich, T. (2021). Changes in exercise and musculoskeletal symptoms of novice nurses: A one-year follow-up study. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 28(2), 206-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2020.07.002.
  • Sahrom, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T. (2021). Comparison of methods of derivation of the yank-time signal from the vertical ground reaction force-time signal for identification of movement-related events. Journal of Biomechanics, 2020(Sept), Article 110048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110048.
  • Mavropalias, G., Calapre, L., Morici, M., Koeda, T., Poon, W., Barley, O., Gray, E., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K. (2021). Changes in plasma hydroxyproline and plasma cell‑free DNA concentrations after higher‑ versus lower‑intensity eccentric cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, epub ahead of print(Jan), 11p.. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04593-1.
  • Huygaerts, S., Cos, F., Cohen, D., Calleja-Gonzalez, J., Pruna, R., Alcaraz, P., Blazevich, T. (2021). Does muscle-tendon unit structure predispose to hamstring strain injury during running? A critical review. Sports Medicine, 51(2021), 215-224. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01385-7.
  • Behm, D., Kay, A., Trajano, G., Blazevich, T. (2021). Mechanisms underlying performance impairments following prolonged static stretching without a comprehensive warm‑up. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2020(Nov), 28p.. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04538-8.
  • Rubio-Arias, J., Ramos-Campo, D., Alcaraz, P., Jiménez Díaz, J., Blazevich, T. (2021). Effects of whole- body vibration training on calf muscle function during maximal isometric voluntary contractions. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, epub ahead of print(Feb), 8p.. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13935.

Journal Articles

  • Cruickshank, T., Reyes, A., Pulverenti, T., Rankin, T., Bartlett, D., Blazevich, T., Poudel, G., Ziman, M., Trajano, G. (2020). Rate of torque development and striatal shape in individuals with prodromal Huntington's disease. Scientific Reports, 10(15103), Article number 15103. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72042-2.
  • Trajano, G., Taylor, J., Orssatto, L., McNulty, C., Blazevich, T. (2020). Passive muscle stretching reduces estimates of persistent inward current strength in soleus motor units. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(5 November 2020), Article Number jeb229922. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.229922.
  • Gumpenberger, M., Wessner, B., Graf, A., Narici, M., Fink, C., Braun, S., Hoser, C., Blazevich, T., Csapo, R. (2020). Remodeling the Skeletal Muscle Extracellular Matrix in Older Age-Effects of Acute Exercise Stimuli on Gene Expression. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(19), Article 7089. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21197089.
  • Mavropalias, G., Koeda, T., Barley, O., Poon, W., Fisher, A., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K. (2020). Comparison between high‑ and low‑intensity eccentric cycling of equal mechanical work for muscle damage and the repeated bout effect. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(5), 1015-1025. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04341-5.
  • Pulverenti, T., Trajano, G., Walsh, A., Kirk, B., Blazevich, T. (2020). Lack of cortical or Ia-afferent spinal pathway involvement in muscle force loss after passive static stretching. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123(5), 1896-1906. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00578.2019.
  • Du Plessis, C., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., Cochrane Wilkie, J. (2020). Running economy and effort after cycling: Effect of methodological choices. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(10), 1105-1114. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1742962.
  • Kay, A., Dixon, J., Bligh, L., Blazevich, T. (2020). The external validity of a novel contract‐relax stretching technique on knee flexor range of motion. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 30(1), 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13554.
  • Opplert, J., Paizis, C., Papitsa, A., Blazevich, T., Cometti, C., Baboult, N. (2020). Static stretch and dynamic muscle activity induce acute similar increase in corticospinal excitability. PLoS One, 15(3), e0230388. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230388.
  • Marín-Pagán, C., Blazevich, T., Chung, L., Romero-Arenas, S., Freitas, T., Alcaraz, P. (2020). Acute Physiological Responses to High-Intensity Resistance Circuit Training vs. Traditional Strength Training in Soccer Players. Biology, 9(11), Article number 383. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology9110383.
  • Walker, S., Trezise, J., Haff, G., Newton, R., Häkkinen, K., Blazevich, T. (2020). Increased fascicle length but not patellar tendon stiffness after accentuated eccentric‑load strength training in already‑trained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(11), 2371-2382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04462-x.
  • Kay, A., Blazevich, T., Fraser, M., Ashmore, L., Hill, M. (2020). Isokinetic eccentric exercise substantially improves mobility, muscle strength and size, but not postural sway metrics in older adults, with limited regression observed following a detraining period. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(11), 2383-2395. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04466-7.
  • Sahrom, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T. (2020). The use of yank-time signal as an alternative to identify kinematic events and define phases in human countermovement jumping. Royal Society Open Science, 7(8), Article Number 192093. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.192093.
  • Vial, S., Croft, J., Schroeder, R., Blazevich, T., Cochrane Wilkie, J. (2020). Does the presence of an opponent affect object projection accuracy in elite athletes? A study of the landing location of the short serve in elite badminton players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 15(3), 412-417. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954120915670.
  • Dunn, E., Humberstone, C., Franchini, E., Iredale, F., Blazevich, T. (2020). Relationships Between Punch Impact Force and Upper- and Lower-Body Muscular Strength and Power in Highly Trained Amateur Boxers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020(Article in press), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003585.
  • Blazevich, T., Wilson, C., Alcaraz, P., Rubio-Arias, J. (2020). Effects of Resistance Training Movement Pattern and Velocity on Isometric Muscular Rate of Force Development: A Systematic Review with Meta‑analysis and Meta‑regression. Sports Medicine, 50(5), 943-963. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01239-x.
  • Birat, A., Sebillaud, D., Bourdier, P., Dore, E., Duche, P., Blazevich, T., Patikas, D., Ratel, S. (2020). Effect of Drop Height on Vertical Jumping Performance in Pre-, Circa-, and Post-Pubertal Boys and Girls. Pediatric Exercise Science, 32(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2019-0120.
  • Pickett, C., Abbiss, C., Zois, J., Blazevich, T. (2020). Pacing and stroke kinematics in 200-m kayak racing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2020(Article in press), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1859242.
  • Lord, C., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., Ma'ayah, F. (2020). Reliability and Validity of Maximal Mean and Critical Speed and Metabolic Power in Australian Youth Soccer Players. Journal of Human Kinetics, 73(July), 93-102. https://doi.org/10.2478/hukin-2019-0135.
  • Huygaerts, S., Cos, F., Cohen, D., Calleja-Gonzalez, J., Guitart, M., Blazevich, T., Alcarez, P. (2020). Mechanisms of Hamstring Strain Injury: Interactions between Fatigue, Muscle Activation and Function. Sports, 8(5), Article 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports8050065.
  • Walker, S., Hakkinen, K., Newton, R., Markworth, J., Pundir, S., Haff, G., Cameron-Smith, D., Blazevich, T. (2020). Acute Responses of Comprehensive Gonadosteroids and Corticosteroids to Resistance Exercise Before and After 10 Weeks of Supervised Strength Training. Experimental Physiology, 105(3), 438-448. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP087995.
  • Birat, A., Bourdier, P., Dodu, A., Grossoeuvre, C., Blazevich, T., Amiot, V., Dupont, A., Nottin, S., Ratel, S. (2020). Effect of Long-Duration Adventure Races on Cardiac Damage Biomarker Release and Muscular Function in Young Athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 11(5 February 2020), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00010.
  • Lord, C., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., Drinkwater, E., Ma'ayah, F. (2020). Comparing Maximal Mean and Critical Speed and Metabolic Powers in Elite and Sub-Elite Soccer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(4), 219-226. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1065-2100.
  • Lord, C., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., Ma'ayah, F. (2020). A Reduction in Match-to-match Variability Using Maximal Mean Analyses in Sub-elite Soccer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(5), 300-305. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1073-7851.

Journal Articles

  • Pulverenti, T., Trajano, G., Kirk, B., Blazevich, T. (2019). The loss of muscle force production after muscle stretching is not accompanied by altered corticospinal excitability. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(10), 2287-2299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04212-8.
  • 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, 14(1), 91-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954118812662.
  • Bontemps, B., Piponnier, E., Chalchat, E., Blazevich, T., Julian, V., Bocock, O., Duclos, M., Martin, V., Ratel, S. (2019). Children exhibit a more comparable neuromuscular fatigue profile to endurance athletes than untrained adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(February 2019), Article 119. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00119.
  • Rowe, G., Blazevich, T., Haff, G. (2019). pQCT - and ultrasound-based muscle and fat estimate errors after resistance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 51(5), 1022-1031. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001873.
  • Trezise, J., Blazevich, T. (2019). Anatomical and neuromuscular determinants of strength change in previously untrained men following heavy strength training. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(August 2019), Article 1001. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01001.
  • Blazevich, T. (2019). Adaptations in the passive mechanical properties of skeletal muscle to altered patterns of use. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(5), 1483–1491. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00700.2018.
  • Brusco, C., Blazevich, T., Pinto, R. (2019). The effects of 6 weeks of constant‑angle muscle stretching training on flexibility and muscle function in men with limited hamstrings’ flexibility. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(8), 1691-1700. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04159-w.
  • Dunn, E., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., Blazevich, T. (2019). A damaging punch: Assessment and application of a method to quantify punch performance. Translational Sports Medicine, 2(3), 146-152. https://doi.org/10.1002/tsm2.71.
  • Pugh, J., Cormack, K., Gelder, L., Williams, A., Twigg, D., Blazevich, T. (2019). Exercise, fitness and musculoskeletal health of undergraduate nursing students: A cross‐sectional study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(10), 2110-2121. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13990.
  • Pickett, C., Nosaka, K., Zois, J., Blazevich, T. (2019). Relationships Between Midthigh Pull Force Development and 200-m Race Performance in Highly Trained Kayakers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2019(Article in press), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003235.
  • Trajano, G., Seitz, L., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T. (2019). Passive muscle stretching impairs rapid force production and neuromuscular function in human plantar flexors. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(11-12), 2673-2684. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04244-0.
  • Blazevich, T., Babault, N. (2019). Post-activation Potentiation Versus Post-activation Performance Enhancement in Humans: Historical Perspective, Underlying Mechanisms, and Current Issues. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(1 November 2019), Article number 1359. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01359.
  • Mina, M., Blazevich, T., Tsatalas, T., Giakas, G., Seitz, L., Kay, A. (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, 29(3), 380-392. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13341.
  • Kirk, B., Trajano, G., Pulverenti, T., Rowe, G., Blazevich, T. (2019). Neuromuscular factors contributing to reductions in muscle force after repeated, high-intensity muscular efforts. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(June 2019), Article 783. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00783.
  • Pinto, M., Wilson, C., Kay, A., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Blazevich, T. (2019). The effect of isokinetic dynamometer deceleration phase on maximum ankle joint range of motion and plantar flexor mechanical properties tested at different angular velocities. Journal of Biomechanics, 92(19 July 2019), 169-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.036.
  • Lord, C., Blazevich, T., Drinkwater, E., Ma'ayah, F. (2019). Greater loss of horizontal force after a repeated-sprint test in footballers with a previous hamstring injury. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(1), 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.06.008.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2018-0055.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13022.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jum.14436.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13007.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12891.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00387.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001539.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13251.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-3874-3.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01562.
  • Bochkezanian, V., Newton, R., Trajano, G., Vieira, A., Pulverenti, T., Blazevich, T. (2018). Effect of tendon vibration during wide-pulse neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on muscle force production in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). BMC Neurology, 18(1), Article No. 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-018-1020-9.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/tsm2.49.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002398.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001731.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001637.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13068.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ane.13002.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12933.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13241.
  • Ratel, S., Blazevich, T. (2017). Are prepubertal children metabolically comparable to well-trained adult endurance athletes?. Sports Medicine, 47(8), 1477-1485. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0682-6.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-017-0862-x.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188675.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.127951.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001361.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00536.2016.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.24905.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0403.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2016.1199740.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0235.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00366.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-111438.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000887.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3346-6.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3352-8.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00149.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-015-3320-8.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-50.11.05.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000399.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00050.2015.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00338.2014.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000473.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12971.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000669.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12241.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2014-0377.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-3077-5.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-015-3276-8.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1547284.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000185.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00325.2014.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00809.2014.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-013-2744-2.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000000471.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-013-2816-3.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00204.2014.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000269.

Journal Articles

  • Penailillo, L., Blazevich, T., Numazawa, H., Nosaka, K. (2013). Metabolic and muscle damage profiles of concentric versus repeated eccentric cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(9), 1773-1781. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e31828f8a73.
  • Romero-Arenas, S., Blazevich, T., Martínez-Pascual, M., Pérez-Gómez, J., Luque, A., López-Román, F., Alcaraz, P. (2013). Effects of high-resistance circuit training in an elderly population. Experimental Gerontology, 48(3), 334-340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2013.01.007.
  • Fath, F., Blazevich, T., Waugh, C., Miller, S., Korff, T. (2013). Interactive effects of joint angle, contraction state and method on estimates of achilles tendon moment arms. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29(2), 241-244.
  • Velloso, C., Aperghis, M., Godfrey, R., Blazevich, T., Bartlett, C., Cowan, D., Holt, R., Bouloux, P., Harridge, S., Goldspink, G. (2013). The effects of two weeks of recombinant growth hormone administration on the response of IGF-I and N-terminal pro-peptide of collagen type III (P-III-NP) during a single bout of high resistance exercise in resistance trained young men. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 23(3), 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ghir.2013.01.002.
  • Waugh, C., Korff, T., Fath, F., Blazevich, T. (2013). Rapid Force Production in Children and Adults: Mechanical and Neural Contributions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(4), 762–771. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827a67ba.
  • Trajano, G., Seitz, L., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T. (2013). Contribution of central vs. peripheral factors to the force loss induced by passive stretch of the human plantar flexors. Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(2), 212-218. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00333.2013.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T. (2013). Knee angle-specific EMG normalization: The use of polynomial based EMG-angle relationships.. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(1), 238-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.08.015.

Conference Publications

  • Tufano, J., Walker, S., Seitz, L., Newton, R., Hakkinen, K., Blazevich, T., Haff, G. (2013). Reliability of the reactive strength index, eccentric utilisation ratio, and pre-stretch augmentation in untrained, novice jumpers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning (31-33). Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.

Journal Articles

  • Blazevich, T., Cannavan, D., Waugh, CM., Fath, F., Miller, S., Kay, A. (2012). Neuromuscular factors influencing the maximum stretch limit of the human plantar flexors.. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(9), 1446-1455. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00882.2012.
  • Blazevich, T. (2012). Are training velocity and movement pattern important determinants of muscular rate of force development enhancement?. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(10), 3689–3691. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-012-2352-6.
  • Waugh, CM., Blazevich, T., Fath, F., Korff, T. (2012). Age-related changes in mechanical properties of the Achilles tendon. Journal of Anatomy, 220(2), 144-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01461.x.
  • Coleman, D., Cannavan, D., Horne, S., Blazevich, T. (2012). Leg stiffness in human running: Comparison of estimates derived from previously published models to direct kinematic-kinetic measures.. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(11), 1987-1991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.05.010.
  • Blazevich, T., Kay, A., Waugh, C., Fath, F., Miller, S., Cannavan, D. (2012). Plantarflexor stretch training increases reciprocal inhibition measured during voluntary dorsiflexion.. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(1), 250-256. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00407.2011.
  • Cannavan, D., Coleman, D., Blazevich, T. (2012). Lack of effect of moderate-duration static stretching on plantar flexor force production and series compliance.. Clinical Biomechanics, 27(3), 306-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.10.003.
  • Kay, A., Blazevich, T. (2012). Effect of acute static stretch on maximal muscle performance: A systematic review.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(1), 154-164. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318225cb27.

Book Chapters

  • Blazevich, T. (2011). The stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications (209-222). Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles

  • Argus, CK., Gill, ND., Keogh, JW., Blazevich, T., Hopkins, WG. (2011). Kinetic and training comparisons between assisted, resisted, and free countermovement jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(8), 2219-2227. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181f6b0f4.
  • Waugh, CM., Blazevich, T., Fath, F., Korff, T. (2011). Can Achilles tendon moment arm be predicted from anthropometric measures in pre-pubescent children?. Journal of Biomechanics, 44(10), 1839-1844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.03.023.
  • Alcaraz, PE., Perez-Gomez, J., Chavarrias, M., Blazevich, T. (2011). Similarity in adaptations to high-resistance circuit vs. traditional strength training in resistance-trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(9), 2519-2527. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182023a51.

Journal Articles

  • O'Donovan, G., Blazevich, T., Boreham, C., Cooper, A., Crank, H., Ekelund, U., Fox, K., Gately, P., Giles-Corti, B., Gill, J., Hamer, M., McDermott, I., Murphy, M., Mutrie, N., Reilly, J., Saxton, J., Stamatakis, E. (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.
  • Kay, A., Blazevich, T. (2010). Concentric muscle contractions Before static stretching minimize but do not remove stretch-induced force deficits. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108(3), 637-645.
  • Noorkoiv, M., Stavnsbo, A., Aagaard, P., Blazevich, T. (2010). In vivo assessment of muscle fascicle length by extended field-of-view ultrasonography. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(6), 1974-1979.
  • Fath, F., Blazevich, T., Waugh, C., Miller, S., Korff, T. (2010). Direct comparison of in vivo Achilles tendon moment arms obtained from ultrasound and MR scans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(6), 1644-1652.
  • Noorkoiv, M., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T. (2010). Assessment of quadriceps muscle cross-sectional area by ultrasound extended-field-of-view imaging. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(4), 631-639.

Book Chapters

  • Cronin, J., Blazevich, T. (2009). Speed. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport (177-190). Human Kinetics.

Journal Articles

  • Kay, R., Barton, C., Velloso, C., Brown, P., Bartlett, C., Blazevich, T., Godfrey, R., Goldspink, G., Rees, R., Ball, G., Cowan, D., Harridge, S., Roberts, J., Teale, P., Creaser, C. (2009). High-throughput ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry quantitation of insulin-like growth factor-I and leucine-rich a-2-glycoprotein in serum as biomarkers of recombinant human growth hormone administration. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23(19), 3173-3182.
  • Kay, AD., Blazevich, T. (2009). Moderate-duration static stretch reduces active and passive plantar flexor moment but not Achilles tendon stiffness or active muscle length. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(4), 1249-1256.
  • Blazevich, T., Coleman, D., Horne, S., Cannavan, D. (2009). Anatomical predictors of maximum isometric and concentric knee extensor moment.. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 105(6), 869-878.
  • Blazevich, T., Cannavan, D., Horne, S., Coleman, D., Aagaard, P. (2009). Changes in muscle force-length properties affect the early rise of force in vivo.. Muscle & Nerve, 39(4), 512-520.
  • Kay, AD., Blazevich, T. (2009). Isometric contractions reduce plantar flexor moment, Achilles tendon stiffness and neuromuscular activity but remove the subsequent effects of stretch.. Journal of Applied Physiology, 107(4), 1181-1189.
  • Korff, T., Horne, S., Cullen, S., Blazevich, T. (2009). Development of lower limb stiffness and its contribution to maximum vertical jumping power during adolescence.. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(22), 3737-3742.

Journal Articles

  • Smart, D., Gill, ND., Beaven, C., Cook, C., Blazevich, T. (2008). The relationship between changes in interstitial creatine kinase and game-related impacts in rugby union. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(3), 198-201. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2007.040162.
  • Blazevich, T., Horne, S., Cannavan, D., Coleman, D., Aagaard, P. (2008). Effect of contraction mode of slow-speed resistance training on the maximum rate of force development in the human quadriceps. Muscle & Nerve, 38(3), 1133-1146. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.21021.
  • Alcaraz, P., Sánchez-Lorente, J., Blazevich, T. (2008). Physical performance and cardiovascular responses to an acute bout of heavy resistance circuit training versus traditional strength training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(3), 667-671.
  • Kay, AD., Blazevich, T. (2008). Reductions in active plantarflexor moment are significantly correlated with static stretch duration. European Journal of Sport Science, 8(1), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461390701855505.

Journal Articles

  • Vaile, J., Gill, ND., Blazevich, T. (2007). The effect of contrast water therapy on symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3), 697-702.
  • Blazevich, T., Gill, ND., Deans, N., Zhou, S. (2007). Lack of human muscle architectural adaptation after short-term strength training. Muscle and Nerve, 35(1), 78-86.
  • Blazevich, T., Cannavan, D., Coleman, D., Horne, S. (2007). Influence of concentric and eccentric resistance training on architectural adaptation in human quadriceps muscles. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103(5), 1565-1575.

Journal Articles

  • Blazevich, T. (2006). Effects of physical training and detraining, immobilisation, growth and aging on human fascicle geometry. Sports Medicine, 36(12), 1003-1017.
  • Blazevich, T., Gill, ND. (2006). Reliability of unfamiliar, multijoint, uni- and bilateral strength tests: effects of load and laterality. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, 20(1), 226-230.
  • Blazevich, T., Gill, ND., Zhou, S. (2006). Intra- and intermuscular variation in human quadriceps femoris architecture assessed in vivo. Journal of Anatomy, 209(3), 289-310.

Journal Articles

  • Blazevich, T., Sharp, C. (2005). Understanding muscle architectural adaptation: macro- and micro-level research. Cells Tissues Organs, 181(1), 1-10.

Journal Articles

  • Godfrey, R., Blazevich, T. (2004). Exercise and growth hormone in the aging individual, with special reference to the exercise-induced growth hormone response. International Sportmed Journal, 5(4), 246-261.
  • Gill, ND., Hall, R., Blazevich, T. (2004). Creatine serum is not as effective as creatine powder for improving cycle sprint performance in competitive male team-sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(2), 272-275.

Journal Articles

  • Blazevich, T., Gill, ND., Bronks, R., Newton, R. (2003). Training-specific muscle architecture adaptation after 5-wk training in athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(12), 2013-2022. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000099092.83611.20.

Research Projects

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, $17,500.
  • Exercises in submarine , Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Defence Science Research Higher Degree Student Grant, 2021 ‑ 2022, $15,000.
  • Effects of electrically-evoked eccentric strength training on muscle mass, strength, physical health and quality of life in people with spinal cord injury, Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2020 ‑ 2021, $89,290.
  • Jump-starting the spinal cord with acute intermittent hypoxia: mediators of inter-individual variability in neuroplasticity , Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2021, $94,163.
  • 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, $44,841.
  • Combat Fitness: Assessing and Developing Speed and Quickness for Improved Performance, Australian Institute of Sport, Scholarship - AIS, 2014 ‑ 2019, $18,897.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The effects of muscle fatigue and compression on in vivo gastrocnemius medialis behaviour during eccentric contractions
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The role of persistent inward currents in spinal motor neurons in exercise-induced fatigue
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Examination of the mechanisms underpinning flexibility in individuals with different plantarflexor maximum range of motion
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Joint power distribution, in vivo muscle behaviour and fatigue during high-intensity cycling: The effect of crank length and cadence

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Effect of short-term reduced activity and subsequent exercise training with- and without- nutritional supplementation on health status in middle-aged women

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, An investigation into sprint technique, horizontal force production, and leg symmetry and their relationship to hamstring injury in elite soccer players

Principal Supervisor

  • 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, Factors determining 200-m kayak performance: Muscle strength, aerobic capacity, stroke kinematics and training
  • Master by Research: Factors affecting injury recovery during 4 weeks of intensive rehabilitation
  • Master by Research: Influence of tendon, joint and limb stiffness on running economy
  • 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: Effects of acute passive and dynamic stretching on the velocity-specific force decrement
  • Master by Research: Effect of muscle-tendon stiffness: Countermovement velocity and countermovement displacementon vertical jump height in trained and untrained jumpers
  • Master by Research: The kinematics and kinetics of flat foot gait
  • Master by Research: Prediciton of stroking characteristics of elite rowers from anthropometric variables
  • Master by Research: Effect of an exercise intervention on bone remodeling after injury
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), Comparison of the physical,physiological and perceptual demands of small-sided games and match play in professional football players.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), The effects of stretching rate on plantar flexor maximum range of motion and resistance to stretch
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Neuromuscular adaptations of joint angle-specific force change after isometric training
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Neuromuscular factors affecting stretch-induced torque loss
  • Doctor of Philosophy, An investigation of the neurophysiological factors contributing to reductions in muscle force after stretching
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Beyond jump height: Understanding the kinematics and kinetics of the countermovement jump from vertical ground reaction force data through the use of higher-order time derivatives
  • Master by Research: Effect of varying duration of static stretch on force production within the plantarflexors
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Neuromuscular fatigue and biomechanical alterations during high-intensity, constant-load cycling.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The impact of static stretch and muscular contractions on force production within the human triceps surae muscle-tendon complex
  • 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 of Science (Sports Science), Neuromuscular factors contributing to reductions in muscle force after repeated, high-intensity muscular efforts
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanisms affecting post-activation potentiation following voluntary isokinetic knee extensions
  • 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
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The manifestations of fatigue in amateur boxing performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Relative importance and plasticity of anatomical and neuromuscular factors affecting joint torque production.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), Mechanisms underpinning an improvement in dynamic muscle force production following a high-intensity warm-up
  • 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, The application of various models for the quantification of external load in soccer
  • Master by Research: Muscle and tendon adaptation during physical rehabilitation after exercise cessation
  • Master by Research: Stretch duration affects muscle forrce development and twitch characteristics of the triceps surae
  • Master by Research: Technique and strength as determinants of softball bat swing performance
  • 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
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), The influence of a simulated Olympic distance cycle exercise on subsequent running economy and biomechanics in triathletes
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), Characteristics of scoring instances during the 2016 Australian football league home and away season
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Adaptations Underpinning the Development, Retention, and Loss of Muscular Strength in Response to Unilateral Strength Training and Contralateral Limb Detraining
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Muscle damage and adaptations induced by eccentric cycling in relation to the extracellular matrix
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Movement specificity of training adaptations in elite rugby union players

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), Lower-limb fatigue asymmetry after a repeated-sprint test in Australian rules football (ARF) players with and without previous unilateral hamstring injury
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pain assessments and possible mechanisms of delayed onset muscle soreness.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), Accuracy in the badmington short serve: A methodological and kinematic investigation
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