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Professor Anthony Blazevich

Professor of Biomechanics

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5472
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5036
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)


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


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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 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, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01239-x.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1113/EP087995.
  • 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, DOI: 10.3390/sports8050065.
  • 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, Stuttgart, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 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, Stuttgart, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 10.1055/a-1073-7851.
  • 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, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1742962.
  • 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, epub ahead of print(August), 13p., Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04466-7.
  • Behm, D., Kay, A., Trajano, G., Blazevich, T., (2020), Mechanisms underlying performance impairments following prolonged static stretching without a comprehensive warm‑up. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2020(Nov), 28p., Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04538-8.
  • 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(2020), Article 383, DOI: 10.3390/biology9110383.
  • 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(Nov),  jeb229922 , DOI: 10.1242/jeb.229922.
  • Sahrom, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2020), 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110048.
  • 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(2020), Article 7089, DOI: 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 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, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00578.2019.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1177/1747954120915670.
  • 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, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00010.
  • 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, DOI: 10.2478/hukin-2019-0135.
  • 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, epub ahead of print(August), 12p., Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04462-x.
  • Pugh, J., Gelder, L., Cormack, K., Williams, AM., Twigg, D., Giles, M., Blazevich, T., (2020), 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, In-press(In-press), 8 pages, Netherlands, DOI: j.colegn.2020.07.002.
  • 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), 15103, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-72042-2.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 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, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230388.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1123/pes.2019-0120.
  • 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), 192093, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.192093.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.06.008.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13990.
  • 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-019-04212-8.
  • 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, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 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, DOI: 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, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13341.
  • 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, Sage Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/1747954118812662.
  • 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, DOI: 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.036.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.71.
  • 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-019-04159-w.
  • 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, Bethesda, USA, American Physiology Society, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00700.2018.
  • 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, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01001.
  • 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, DOI: 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, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001873.
  • 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.
  • 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, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 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, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.49.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

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: Prediciton of stroking characteristics of elite rowers from anthropometric variables
  • 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: Influence of tendon, joint and limb stiffness on running economy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Master by Research: Muscle and tendon adaptation during physical rehabilitation after exercise cessation
  • 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: 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
  • Master by Research: Effect of varying duration of static stretch on force production within the plantarflexors
  • 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
  • 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

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Muscle damage and adaptations induced by eccentric cycling in relation to the extracellular matrix
  • 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: Movement specificity of training adaptations in elite rugby union players
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Adaptations Underpinning the Development, Retention, and Loss of Muscular Strength in Response to Unilateral Strength Training and Contralateral Limb Detraining

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
  • 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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