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Professor Greg Haff

Professor of Strength and Conditioning

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5416, Email: g.haff@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.399
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5416
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5036
Email: g.haff@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.399  

 

Greg is a Professor and the course coordinator for the Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SPS5133: Strength and Conditioning 1- Physiology
  • SPS6103: Advanced Resistance Training
  • SPS6105: Strength and Conditioning - Practicum
  • SPS6107: Current Issues in Strength and Conditioning
  • SPS6108: Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes

Background

  • 2018-present: Professor and Course Coordinator Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Western Australia
  • 2015-2018: Associate Professor and Course Coordinator Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Western Australia
  • 2011-2015: Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Western Australia
  • 2010-2011: Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • 2003-2005: Kinesiology Department Chair, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX.
  • 2002-2004: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX.
  • 2000-2002: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
  • 1999-2000: Lecturer of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • European College of Sport Sciences
  • International Society of Exercise and Immunology
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Australian Weightlifting Association
  • USA Weightlifting
  • USA Cycling

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2014: United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association: Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year-Education and Research
  • 2011: National Strength and Conditioning Association William J. Kraemer Sport Scientist of the Year Award Winner
  • 2001: N.S.C.A. Young Investigator of the Year

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2009: WVU School of Medicine Academy of Excellence In Teaching and Learning
  • 2008: WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award Winner

Other

  • 2010: Retiring Board Member Award National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 2009-2010: National Strength and Conditioning Association Vice President
  • 2009: Who’s Who in Medicine
  • 2008: Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Honours Edition
  • 2007: Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA)
  • 2006: Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders
  • 2006: Who’s Who in the World
  • 2001: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (1st Edition)
  • 2001: Who’s Who in America
  • 2001: Curtis D. Williams Graduate School New Faculty Research Honour

Research Areas and Interests

  • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Strength and Power Based Training
  • Training Theory: Periodization Modelling
  • Tools for Evaluating Performance and Training
  • Methods of Recovery
  • Overtraining / Overreaching
  • Physiological and Performance Adaptive Responses to Sequential Periodized Training Models
  • Neuromuscular Adaptive Responses To Accentuated Eccentric Loading Models
  • Hypertrophic Responses to Strength and Power Training
  • Physiological and Performance Responses to Strength-Power-Potentiation Complexes

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, United States of America, 1999.
  • Master of Science, United States of America, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Science - Physical Education, United States of America, 1993.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Examination of Energy Expenditure and Availability in Special Forces Soldiers,  Department of Defence,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to support PhD projects,  2019 - 2023,  $113,680.
  • Determination of Optimal Preparation and current Online Squadron (OS) Operators to Enhave Close Quarter Battle Skills: Long and Short Term Interventions,  Department of Defence,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to support PhD projects,  2019 - 2023,  $25,000.
  • 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.
  • The effect of water immersion on muscular performance in athletes ,  Australian Institute of Sport,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2019,  $116,000.
  • Developing strategies to optimise athletic performance in elite athletes; Preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2018 Round 1,  2018 - 2019,  $7,270.
  • The effect of post-exercise water immersion on muscular performance in athletes.,  Australian Institute of Sport,  High Performance Sport Research Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $28,031.
  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $366,062.
  • Resistance training frequency: Effect on motivation and adherence to train, overall health status and neuromuscular performance,  Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture,  Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $279,765.
  • The development and evaluation of a comprehensive sport-science testing protocol for competitive surfers,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Physiological and Performance Responses to Sequential Periodization Models,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  NSCA - International Collaboration Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $46,386.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Haff, G., Berninger, D., Caulfield, S., (2015), Exercise Technique for Alternative Methods and Nontraditional Implement Training. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 409-438, Champaign, IL United States, Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Haff, G., (2015), Periodization. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 583-604, Champaign, IL United States, Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Haff, G., (2014), Peaking for Competition in Individual Sports. High Performance Training for Sports, 524-540, United States, Human Kinetics Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Guppy, S., Brady, C., Kotani, Y., Stone, M., Medic, N., Haff, G., (2018), The Effect of Altering Body Posture and Barbell Position on the Between-Session Reliability of Force-Time Curve Characteristics in the Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull. Sports, 6(4), article no.162, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/sports6040162.
  • Poulos, N., Chaouachi, A., Buchheit, M., Slimani, D., Haff, G., Newton, R., (2018), Complex training and countermovement jump performance across multiple sets: Effect of back squat intensity. Kinesiology , 50(March 2018), 75-89, Croatia, Sveuciliste u Zagrebu.
  • Victora Ruas, C., Brown, L., Lima, C., Haff, G., Pinto, R., (2018), Different Muscle Action Training Protocols on Quadriceps-Hamstrings: Neuromuscular Adaptations. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(5), 355-365, Stuttgart, Germany, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-100391.
  • Arazi, H., Khanmohammadi, A., Asadi, A., Haff, G., (2018), The effect of resistance training set configuration on strength, power, and hormonal adaptation in female volleyball players. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 43(2), 154-164, Canada, NRC Research Press, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0327.
  • Beckham, G., Sato, K., Santana, H., Mizuguchi, S., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2018), Effect of body position on force production during the isometric midthigh pull. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(1), 48-56, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001968.
  • Jones, J., Pyne, D., Haff, G., Newton, R., (2018), Comparison of ballistic and strength training on swimming turn and dry-land leg extensor characteristics in elite swimmers. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 13(2), 262-269, United Kingdom, Sage Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/1747954117726017.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Haff, G., Padial, P., Feriche, B., (2018), Reliability of power and velocity variables collected during the traditional and ballistic bench press exercise. Sports Biomechanics, 17(1), 117-130, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2016.1260767.
  • García-Ramos, A., Haff, G., Pestana-Melero, F., Perez-Castilla, A., Rojas, F., Balsalobre-Fernandez, C., Jaric, S., (2018), Feasibility of the 2-Point Method for Determining the 1-Repetition Maximum in the Bench Press Exercise. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(4), 464-481, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0374.
  • Edwards, T., Spiteri, T., Piggott, B., Bonhotal, J., Haff, G., Joyce, C., (2018), Monitoring and Managing Fatigue in Basketball. Sports, 6(1), Article no.19, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/sports6010019.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Pestana-Melero, F., Perez-Castilla, A., Rojas, FJ., Haff, G., (2018), Differences in the Load–Velocity Profile Between 4 Bench-Press Variants. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(3), 326-331, United States, Human Kinetics Inc, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0158.
  • Hornsby, W., Gentiles, J., Haff, G., Stone, M., Buckner, S., Dankel, S., Bell, Z., Abe, T., Loenneke, J., (2018), What is the impact of muscle hypertrophy on strength and sport performance?. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(6), 99-111, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/ssc.0000000000000432.
  • Jones, JV., Pyne, DB., Haff, G., Newton, R., (2018), A comparison between elite and sub-elite swimmers on dry-land and tumble turn leg extensor force-time characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(6), 1762-1769, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002041.
  • Moeskops, S., Oliver, J., Read, P., Cronin, J., Myer, G., Haff, G., Lloyd, R., (2018), Within- and between-session reliability of the isometric midthigh pull in young female athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(7), 1892-1901, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002566.
  • Painter, K., Haff, G., Triplett, NT., Stuart, C., Hornsby, G., Ramsey, M., Bazyler, C., Stone, M., (2018), Resting Hormone Alterations and Injuries: Block vs. DUP Weight-Training among D-1 Track and Field Athletes. Sports, 6(1), article no.3, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/sports6010003.
  • Guppy, S., Brady, C., Comfort, P., Haff, G., (2018), The isometric mid-thigh pull: a review and methodology - part 1. Professional Strength and Conditioning, 51(December 2018), 13-19, United Kingdom, UK Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • García-Ramos, A., Torrejon, A., Feriche, B., Morales-Artacho, A., Pérez-Castilla,, A., Padial, P., Haff, G., (2018), Prediction of the Maximum Number of Repetitions and Repetitions in Reserve From Barbell Velocity. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(3), 353-359, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0302.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Pestana-Melero, F., Perez-Castilla, A., Rojas, F., Haff, G., (2018), Mean velocity vs. mean propulsive velocity vs. peak velocity: Which variable determines bench press relative load with higher reliability?. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(5), 1273-1279, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001998.
  • James, L., Haff, G., Kelly, VG., Connick, MJ., Hoffman, BW., Beckman, EM., (2018), The impact of strength level on adaptations to combined weightlifting, plyometric, and ballistic training. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(5), 1494-1505, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13045.
  • Lake, J., Augustus, S., Austin, K., Mundy, P., McMahon, J., Comfort, P., Haff, G., (2018), The Validity of the Push Band 2.0 during Vertical Jump Performance. Sports, 6(4), article no.140, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/sports6040140.
  • Pestana-Melero, F., Haff, G., Rojas, F., Perez-Castilla, A., García-Ramos, A., (2018), Reliability of the Load–Velocity Relationship Obtained Through Linear and Polynomial Regression Models to Predict the 1-Repetition Maximum Load. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 34(3), 184-190, USA, Human Kinetics Inc, DOI: 10.1123/jab.2017-0266.
  • Coyne, J., Haff, G., Coutts, A., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., (2018), The Current State of Subjective Training Load Monitoring—a Practical Perspective and Call to Action. Sports Medicine - Open, 4(1), Article number 58, Germany, SpringerOpen, DOI: 10.1186/s40798-018-0172-x.
  • Brady, C., Harrison, A., Flanagan, E., Haff, G., Comyns, T., (2018), A Comparison of the Isometric Midthigh Pull and Isometric Squat: Intraday Reliability, Usefulness, and the Magnitude of Difference Between Tests. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(7), 844-852, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0480.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Haff, G., Jimenez-Reyes, P., Perez-Castilla, A., (2018), Assessment of upper-body ballistic performance through the bench press throw exercise: Which velocity outcome provides the highest reliability?. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(10), 2701-2707, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002616.
  • Conlon, J., Haff, G., Tufano, J., Newton, R., (2018), Training load indices, perceived tolerance, and enjoyment among different models of resistance training in older adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(3), 867-875, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002281.
  • Turpela, M., Hakkinen, K., Haff, G., Walker, S., (2017), Effects of different strength training frequencies on maximum strength, body composition and functional capacity in healthy older individuals. Experimental Gerontology, 98(Nov 2017), 13-21, USA, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2017.08.013.
  • Banyard, H., Nosaka, K., Sato, K., Haff, G., (2017), Validity of various methods for determining velocity, force, and power in the back squat. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(9), 1170-1176, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0627.
  • Tufano, J., Conlon, J., Nimphius, S., Brown, L., Banyard, H., Williamson, B., Bishop, L., Hopper, A., Haff, G., (2017), Cluster sets: Permitting greater mechanical stress without decreasing relative velocity. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(April), 463-469, Champaign, United States, Human Kinetics Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0738.
  • Bernards, J., Sato, K., Haff, G., Bazyler, C., (2017), Current Research and Statistical Practices in Sport Science and a Need for Change. Sports, 5(4), Article no.87, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/sports5040087.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Brown, L., Sheppard, J., (2017), Effect of Four Weeks Detraining on Strength, Power, and Sensorimotor Ability of Adolescent Surfers. The Open Sports Sciences Journal, 10(Suppl 1: M6), 71-80, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Bentham Open, DOI: 10.2174/1875399X01710010071.
  • Tufano, J., Conlon, J., Nimphius, S., Brown, L., Petkovic, A., Frick, J., Haff, G., (2017), Effects of Cluster Sets and Rest-Redistribution on Mechanical Responses to Back Squats in Trained Men. Journal of Human Kinetics, 58(1), 35-43, Katowice, Poland, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, DOI: 10.1515/hukin-2017-0069.
  • Walker, S., Haff, G., Häkkinen, K., Newton, R., (2017), Moderate-load muscular endurance strength training did not improve peak power of functional capacity in older men and women. Frontiers in Physiology, 8(743), 11p., Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00743.
  • Conlon, J., Newton, R., Tufano, J., Penailillo, L., Banyard, H., Hopper, A., Ridge, A., Haff, G., (2017), The efficacy of periodised resistance training on neuromuscular adaptation in older adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(6), 1181-1194, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-017-3605-1.
  • Hopper, A., Haff, E., Barley, O., Joyce, C., Lloyd, R., Haff, G., (2017), Neuromuscular training improves movement competency and physical performance measures in 11-13 year old female netball athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(5), 1165-1176, Philadelphia, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001794.
  • James, L., Robertson, S., Haff, G., Beckman, E., Kelly, V., (2017), Identifying the performance characteristics of a winning outcome in elite mixed martial arts competition. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(3), 296-301, New South Wales, Australia, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.001.
  • James, L., Roberts, L., Haff, G., Kelly, V., Beckman, E., (2017), Validity and reliability of a portable isometric mid-thigh clean pull. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(5), 1378-1386, Philadelphia, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001201.
  • Banyard, H., Nosaka, K., Haff, G., (2017), Reliability and validity of the load-velocity relationship to predict the 1RM back squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(7), 1897-1904, Philadelphia, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.15191/JSC.0000000000001657.
  • Johnson, W., Alderson, J., Haff, G., (2017), Talent identification in elite rugby union: A theoretical update to an existing predictor algorithm. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 25(3), 33-41, Helensvale, Queensland, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Tufano, J., Brown, L., Haff, G., (2017), Theoretical and practical aspects of different cluster set structures: A systematic review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(3), 848-867, Philadelphia, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001581.
  • 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.
  • Hopper, A., Haff, E., Joyce, C., Lloyd, RS., Haff, G., (2017), Neuromuscular Training Improves Lower Extremity Biomechanics Associated with Knee Injury during Landing in 11-13 Year Old Female Netball Athletes: A Randomized Control Study. Frontiers in Physiology, 8(Nov 2017), article no. 883, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00883.
  • Seitz, L., Mina, MA., Haff, G., (2017), A sled push stimulus potentiates subsequent 20-m sprint performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(8), 781-785, Chatswood, NSW, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.12.074.
  • James, L., Beckman, E., Kelly, V., Haff, G., (2017), The neuromuscular qualities of higher and lower level mixed-martial-arts competitors. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(5), 612-620, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0373.
  • 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.
  • Seitz, L., Haff, G., (2016), Factors Modulating Post-Activation Potentiation of Jump, Sprint, Throw and Upper-Body Ballistic Performances: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 46(2), 231-240, New Zealand, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0415-7.
  • Lloyd, R., Cronin, J., Faigenbaum, A., Haff, G., Howard, R., Kraemer, W., Micheli, L., Myer, G., Oliver, J., (2016), National Strength and Conditioning Association position statement on long-term athletic development. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(6), 1491-1509, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001387.
  • Garciá-Ramos, A., Haff, G., Padial, P., Feriche, B., (2016), Optimal load for maximizing upper-body power: Test-retest reproducibility. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 24(2), 115-124, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/IES-150608.
  • Jones, M., Jagim, A., Haff, G., Carr, P., Martin, J., Oliver, J., (2016), Greater Strength Drives Difference in Power between Sexes in the Conventional Deadlift Exercise. Sports, 4(43), 10p., Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/sports4030043.
  • James, L., Haff, G., Kelly, V., Beckman, E., (2016), Towards a Determination of the Physiological Characteristics Distinguishing Successful Mixed Martial Arts Athletes: A Systematic Review of Combat Sport Literature. Sports Medicine, 46(10), 1525-1551, New Zealand, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0493-1.
  • Woods, C., McKeown, I., Haff, G., Robertson, S., (2016), Comparison of athletic movement between elite junior and senior Australian football players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(13), 1260-1265, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1107185.
  • Seitz, L., Mina, MA., Haff, G., (2016), Post-activation potentiation of horizontal jump performance across multiple sets of a contrast protocol. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(10), 2733-2740, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001383.
  • Tufano, J., Conlon, J., Nimphius, S., Brown, L., Seitz, L., Williamson, B., Haff, G., (2016), Maintenance of Velocity and Power With Cluster Sets During High-Volume Back Squats. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(7), 885-892, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0602.
  • 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.
  • Conlon, J., Newton, R., Tufano, J., Banyard, H., Hopper, A., Ridge, A., Haff, G., (2016), Periodization strategies in older adults: Impact on physical function and health. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(12), 2426-2436, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001053.
  • Haff, G., Ruben, R., Lider, J., Twine, C., Cormie, P., (2015), A comparison of methods for determining the rate of force development during isometric midthigh clean pulls. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(2), 386-395, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Veliz, RR., Suarez-Arrones, L., Requena, B., Haff, G., Feito, J., Saez De Villarreal, E., (2015), Effects of in-competitive season power-oriented and heavy resistance lower-body training on performance of elite female water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(2), 458-465, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Seitz, L., Haff, G., (2015), Application of Methods of Inducing Postactivation Potentiation During the Preparation of Rugby Players. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 37(1), 40-49, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000116.
  • 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.
  • Saez De Villarreal, E., Suarez-Arrones, L., Requena, B., Haff, G., Veliz, RR., (2015), Enhancing performance in professional water polo players: dryland training, in-water training, and combined training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(4), 1089-1097, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000707.
  • Sato, K., George, B., Carroll, K., Bazyler, C., Sha, Z., Haff, G., (2015), Validity of wireless device measuring velocity of resistance exercises. Journal of Trainology, 4(1), 15-18, Japan, Active Aging Research Center.
  • Markwick, W., Bird, S., Tufano, J., Seitz, L., Haff, G., (2015), The Intraday Reliability of the Reactive Strength Index Calculated From a Drop Jump in Professional Men's Basketball. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(4), 482-488, United States, Human Kinetics Publishers Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0265.
  • Saez De Villarreal, E., Suarez-Arrones, L., Requena, B., Haff, G., Ferrete, C., (2015), Effects of Plyometric and Sprint Training on Physical and Technical Skill Performance in Adolescent Soccer Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(7), 1894-1903, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000838.
  • Seitz, L., Barr, M., Haff, G., (2015), Effects of Sprint Training With or Without Ball Carry in Elite Rugby Players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(6), 761-766, United States, Human Kinetics Publishers Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0193.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Padial, P., Haff, G., Arfuelles-Cienfuegos, J., Garcia-Ramos, M., Conde-Pipo, J., Feriche, B., (2015), Effect of Different Interrepetition Rest Periods on Barbell Velocity Loss During the Ballistic Bench Press Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(9), 2388-2396, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000891.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2015), Development and Evaluation of a Drop-and-Stick Method to Assess Landing Skills in Various Levels of Competitive Surfers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(3), 396-400, Champaign, Illinois, United States, Human Kinetics, Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0375.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Seitz, L., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2015), Comparison of Physical Capacities Between Nonselected and Selected Elite Male Competitive Surfers for the National Junior Team. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2), 178-182, Champaign, Illinois, United States, Human Kinetics, Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0222.
  • Young, K., Haff, G., Newton, R., Gabbett, T., Sheppard, J., (2015), Assessment and monitoring of ballistic and maximal upper-body strength qualities in athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2015), 232-237, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0073.
  • Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Newton, R., Brown, L., Sheppard, J., (2015), Effects of unstable and stable resistance training on strength, power, and sensorimotor abilities in adolescent surfers. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10(5), 899-910, London, UK, Sage Publications Ltd..
  • Conlon, J., Haff, G., Tufano, J., Newton, R., (2015), Application of Session Rating of Perceived Exertion Among Different Models of Resistance Training in Older Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(12), 3439-3446, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001200.
  • Haff, G., Stone, MH., (2015), Methods of Developing Power With Special Reference to Football Players. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 37(6), 2-16, Philadelpia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000153.
  • De Villarreal, ES., Suarez-Arrones, L., Requena, B., Haff, G., Ramos-Veliz, R., (2014), Effects of dry-land vs. In-water specific strength training on professional male water polo players' performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(11), 3179-3187, United States, National Strength and Conditioning Association, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000514.
  • Kavanaugh, A., Mizuguchi, S., Stone, M., Haff, G., Williams, D., Lamont, H., Ramsey, M., (2014), Whole-body vibration does not affect sprint performance in NCAA division 1 sprinters and jumpers. Journal of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, 22(4), 6-13, Helensvale, Town Centre QLS Australia, ASCA.
  • Mizuguchi, S., Gray, H., Calabrese, L., Haff, G., Sands, W., Ramsey, MW., Stone, MH., (2014), Repeated change-of-direction test for collegiate male soccer players. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fintess, 54(4), 417-423, Italy, Edizioni Minerva Medica.
  • Seitz, L., Trajano, G., Haff, G., (2014), The Back Squat and the Power Clean: Elicitation of Different Degrees of Potentiation. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(4), 643-649, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/IJSPP.2013-0358.
  • Seitz, L., Riviere, M., De Villarreal, ES., Haff, G., (2014), The athletic performance of elite rugby league players is improved after an 8-week small-sided game training intervention. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(4), 971-975, United States, National Strength and Conditioning Association, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182a1f24a.
  • Young, K., Haff, G., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2014), Reliability of a Novel Testing Protocol to Assess Upper-Body Strength Qualities in Elite Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(5), 871-875, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2013-0332.
  • Seitz, L., De Villarreal, ES., Haff, G., (2014), The Temporal Profile of Postactivation Potentiation is Related to Strength Level. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(3), 706-715, United States, National Strength and Conditioning Association, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182a73ea3.
  • Seitz, L., Reyes, A., Tran, T., De Villarreal, ES., Haff, G., (2014), Increases in lower-body strength transfer positively to sprint performance: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 44(12), 1693-1702, New Zealand, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0227-1.

Conference Publications

  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Weber, J., Dobbin, M., Joyce, D., Higgins, C., Haff, G., Newton, R., (2014), Muscle-bone differences between elite Australian football and rugby union players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 99-101, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Blanco Ochoa, P., Haff, G., Hart, N., Seitz, L., Spiteri, T., Tufano, J., Nimphius, S., (2014), Bone; Body composition and isometric rate of force development are associated in female ballet students and university ballet students. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 106-110, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A TESTING PROTOCOL TO ASSESS UPPER BODY PRESSING STRENGTH QUALITIES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  COMPARISON OF BODY COMPOSITION, NEUROMUSCULAR CHARACTERISTICS AND ANAEROBIC ENDURANCE BETWEEN NOVICE, SEMI-PROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCERS.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  ACUTE EFFECTS OF CLUSTER SETS ON MECHANICAL, PERCEPTUAL, AND HORMONAL RESPONSES
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE EFFICACY OF PERIODIZED RESISTANCE TRAINING IN OLDER ADULTS
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  REDUCING BIOMECHANICAL RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH INJURY DURING LANDING AND IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN 11-13 YEAR OLD NETBALL ATHLETES
  • The Notion of Masculinity in Male Collegiate Road Cyclists
  • Perceptual changes and sleep disruption following pre-season soccer training
  • A comparison of motivational characteristics of male and female basketball players in the Lone Star Conference
  • Changes in Cortisol, Testosterone, and TC Ratio of Collegiate Cyclists During Multiple Hill and Flat Time Trials
  • The effects of a high-intensity quarter squat warm-up on vertical jump performance at different time intervals
  • The acute effects of sleep deprivation on national-caliber male collegiate weightlifters
  • Effect of carbohydrate supplementation on performance during an acute bout of high intensity resistance training
  • The effect of different degrees of pedal float on power during a 20 km time trial in elite cyclists
  • Influence of Different Relative Intensities on Power Output during the Hang Power Clean: Identification of the Optimal Load
  • The validity of accelerometer technologies for assessing vertical jump performance
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE INFLUENCE OF BARBELL AND BODY POSITION ON FORCE-TIME CHARACTERISTICS IN THE ISOMETRIC MID-THIGH PULL
  • A comparison of performance characteristics between division I and II women volleyball players
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  TRAINING LOAD QUANTIFICATION IN PROFESSIONAL AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL AND THE USE OF THE REACTIVE STRENGTH INDEX AS A MONITORING TOOL.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  THE CREATION AND VALIDATION OF A YOUTH FUNDAMENTAL HITTING SCALE: THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL HITTING FUNDAMENTALS AND THE PERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO HITTING A PITCHED BALL.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  ANALYSIS OF ROAD SPRINT CYCLING PERFORMANCE
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  MUSCLE DAMAGE AND THE REPEATED BOUT EFFECT IN MALE BODYBUILDERS FOLLOWING UNACCUSTOMED RESISTANCE EXERCISE
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  ASSESSMENT OF JOINT KINETICS IN ELITE SPRINT CYCLISTS

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  MECHANISMS AFFECTING POST-ACTIVATION POTENTIATION FOLLOWING VOLUNTARY ISOKINETIC KNEE EXTENSIONS
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  DRY LAND STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING TO ENHANCE SWIMMING IN-WATER TURN PERFORMANCE
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  BRAKING GROUND REACTION FORCE DURING 90 DEGREE SIDESTEP CUT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO LEG MUSCLE STRENGTH
  • Anthropometric, strength, and power determinantsof throwing performance in collegiate throwers
  • Acute effects of whole-body vibration on 30m flying sprint performance
  • The effect of resistance exercise on recovery blood pressures and heart rate in normotensive and borderline hypertensive males
  • The relationship between isometric force characteristics and vertical jump height under various loading condition
  • A practical comparison between traditional periodization and daily-undulating weight training among collegiate track and field atheletes
  • Physiological and Performance Effects of 11 Weeks of Training in Division I Collegiate Throwers: An Exploratory Study
  • The effects of a multiple step antioxidant supplementaion protocol on high-intensity cycling performance
  • Aging-Dependent Effects of training and Antioxidant Supplementation on Oxidative Stress in Skeletal Muscle
  • The effect of balance training on performance in division II female soccer players
  • The changes in pitching mechanics and pitch velocity during a seven-inning simulated game in High School Baseball Pitchers: A Pprospective descriptive study
  • The effect of training in elite cyclists on chronic renal function
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