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Professor Greg Haff

Professor of Strength and Conditioning

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5416
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5036
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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • DSC Research Higher Degree Student Grant ,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Defence Science Research Higher Degree Student Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $15,000.
  • DSC Research Higher Degree Student Grant ,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Defence Science Research Higher Degree Student Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $15,000.
  • An investigation of the health and performance impacts of Australian Special Forces Selection Course,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Defence Science Collaborative Research Grants,  2020 - 2021,  $309,068.
  • The effect of water immersion on muscular performance in athletes ,  Australian Institute of Sport,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2021,  $116,000.
  • The effect of post-exercise water immersion on muscular performance in athletes.,  Australian Institute of Sport,  High Performance Sport Research Fund,  2017 - 2020,  $28,031.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Journal Articles

  • Keiner, M., Rähse, H., Wirth, K., Hartmann, H., Fries, K., Haff, G., (2020), Influence of maximal strength on in-water and dry-land performance in young water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(7), 1999-2005, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002610.
  • Hornsby, WG., Fry, A., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2020), Addressing the Confusion within Periodization Research. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 5(3), Article number 68, DOI: 10.3390/jfmk5030068.
  • 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.
  • Harris, D., Kendall, K., Haff, G., Latella, C., (2020), Absolute and Relative Strength, Power and Physiological Characteristics of Indian Junior National‐ Level Judokas. Sports, 8(2), Article Number 14, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/sports8020014.
  • Cuthbert, M., Ripley, N., McMahon, J., Evans, M., Haff, G., Comfort, P., (2020), The Effect of Nordic Hamstring Exercise Intervention Volume on Eccentric Strength and Muscle Architecture Adaptations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses. Sports Medicine, 50(1), 83-99, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01178-7.
  • James, L., Connick, M., Haff, G., Kelly, V., Beckman, E., (2020), The Countermovement Jump Mechanics of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(4), 982-987, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003508.
  • Hornsby, WG., South, M., Stone, J., Lamont, H., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2020), The Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull Performance. Vibration, 3(2), 85-98, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/vibration3020008.
  • Lum, D., Haff, G., Barbosa, T., (2020), The Relationship between Isometric Force-Time Characteristics and Dynamic Performance: A Systematic Review. Sports, 8(5), Article Number 63, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/sports8050063.
  • 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04462-x.
  • Garcia-Ramos, A., Gonzalez-Hernandez, J., Banos-Pelegrin, E., Castano-Zambudio, A., Capelo-Ramirez, F., Boullosa, D., Haff, G., Jimenez-Reyes, P., (2020), Mechanical and metabolic responses to traditional and cluster set configurations in the bench press exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(3), 663-670, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002301.
  • Moeskops, S., Oliver, J., Read, P., Cronin, J., Myer, G., Haff, G., Lloyd, R., (2020), The Influence of Biological Maturity and Competitive Level on Isometric Force-Time Curve Variables and Vaulting Performance in Young Female Gymnasts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(8), 2136-2145, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003672.
  • Latella, C., Haff, G., (2020), Global Challenges of Being a Strength Athlete during a Pandemic: Impacts and Sports-Specific Training Considerations and Recommendations. Sports, 8(7), Article Number 100, DOI: 10.3390/sports8070100.
  • Chavda, S., Turner, A., Comfort, P., Haff, G., Williams, S., Bishop, C., Lake, J., (2020), A Practical Guide to Analyzing the Force-Time Curve of Isometric Tasks in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 42(2), 26-37, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000507.
  • Sanudo, B., De Hoyo, M., Haff, G., Muñoz-López, A., (2020), Influence of strength level on the acute post-activation performance enhancement following flywheel and free weight resistance training. Sensors, 20(2020), Article 7156, DOI: 10.3390/s20247156.
  • Coyne, J., Coutts, A., Fomin, R., French, D., Newton, R., Haff, G., (2020), Heart Rate Variability and Direct Current Measurement Characteristics in Professional Mixed Martial Arts Athletes. Sports, 8(8), Article number 109, DOI: 10.3390/sports8080109.
  • Hornsby, WG., Haff, G., Suarez, D., Ramsey, M., Triplett, NT., Hardee, J., Stone, M., Stone, M., (2020), Alterations in Adiponectin, Leptin, Resistin, Testosterone, and Cortisol across Eleven Weeks of Training among Division One Collegiate Throwers: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 5(2), Article number 5020044, DOI:
  • Morris, S., Oliver, J., Pedley, J., Haff, G., Lloyd, R., (2020), Taking a long-term approach to the development of weightlifting ability in young athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 42(6), 71-90, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI:
  • Delgado, J., Drinkwater, E., Banyard, H., Haff, G., Nosaka, K., (2019), Comparison Between Back Squat, Romanian Deadlift, and Barbell Hip Thrust for Leg and Hip Muscle Activities During Hip Extension. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(10), 2595-2601, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003290.
  • Faigenbaum, A., Macdonald, J., Haff, G., (2019), Are Young Athletes Strong Enough for Sport? DREAM On. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 18(1), 6-8, DOI: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000554.
  • Guppy, S., Brady, C., Kotani, Y., Stone, M., Medic, N., Haff, G., (2019), Effect of Altering Body Posture and Barbell Position on the Within-Session Reliability and Magnitude of Force-Time Curve Characteristics in the Isometric Midthigh Pull. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(12), 3252-3262, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003254.
  • Victora Ruas, C., Pinto, R., Haff, G., De Paula De Lima, C., Brown, L., (2019), Effects of Different Combinations of Concentric and Eccentric Resistance Training Programs on Traditional and Alternative Hamstrings-to-Quadriceps Ratios. Sports, 7(10), Article no. 221, DOI: 10.3390/sports7100221.
  • Torrejon, A., Balsalobre-Fernandez, C., Haff, G., Garcia-Ramos, A., (2019), The load-velocity profile differs more between men and women than between individuals with different strength levels. Sports Biomechanics, 18(3), 245-255, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2018.1433872.
  • Coyne, J., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Haff, G., (2019), Does mathematical coupling matter to the acute to chronic workload ratio? A case study from elite sport. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14(10), 1447-1454, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0874.
  • 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.
  • Victora Ruas, C., Pinto, R., Haff, G., De Paula De Lima, C., Pinto, M., Brown, L., (2019), Alternative Methods of Determining Hamstrings-to-Quadriceps Ratios: a Comprehensive Review. Sports Medicine - Open, 5(1), Article no. 11, DOI: 10.1186/s40798-019-0185-0.
  • Tufano, J., Conlon, J., Nimphius, S., Oliver, J., Kreutzer, A., Haff, G., (2019), Different cluster sets result in similar metabolic, endocrine, and perceptual responses in trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(2), 346-354, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001898.
  • James, L., Comfort, P., Suchomel, T., Kelly, V., Beckman, E., Haff, G., (2019), Influence of Power Clean Ability and Training Age on Adaptations to Weightlifting-Style Training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(11), 2936-2944, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002534.
  • Lake, J., Augustus, S., Austin, K., Comfort, P., McMahon, J., Mundy, P., Haff, G., (2019), The reliability and validity of the bar-mounted PUSH BandTM 2.0 during bench press with moderate and heavy loads. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(23), 2685–2690, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2019.1656703.
  • Suchomel, T., Wagle, J., Douglas, J., Taber, C., Harden, M., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2019), Implementing Eccentric Resistance Training—Part 2: Practical Recommendations. Journal of Funcitonal Morphology and Kinesiology, 4(3), Article number 55, DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4030055.
  • Torrejon, A., Janicijevic, D., Haff, G., Garcia-Ramos, A., (2019), Acute effects of different set configurations during a strength‑oriented resistance training session on barbell velocity and the force–velocity relationship in resistance‑trained males and females. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(6), 1409-1417, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-019-04131-8.
  • Blanco Ochoa, P., Nimphius, S., Seitz, L., Spiteri, T., Haff, G., (2019), Countermovement Jump and Drop Jump Performances Are Related to Grand Jete´ Leap Performance in Dancers With Different Skill Levels. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2019(Article in press), 1-8, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003315.
  • Latella, C., Teo, W., Drinkwater, E., Kendall, K., Haff, G., (2019), The Acute Neuromuscular Responses to Cluster Set Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta‑Analysis. Sports Medicine, 49(12), 1861-1877, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01172-z.
  • Hughes, S., Chapman, D., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., (2019), The use of a functional test battery as a noninvasive method of fatigue assessment. PLoS One, 14(2), Article e0212870, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212870.
  • Harden, M., Wolf, A., Haff, G., Hicks, K., Howatson, G., (2019), Repeatability and specificity of eccentric force output and the implications for eccentric training load prescription. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(3), 676-683, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002965.
  • Comfort, P., Dos'santos, T., Beckham, G., Stone, M., Guppy, S., Haff, G., (2019), Standardization and Methodological Considerations for the Isometric Midthigh Pull. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 41(2), 57-79, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000433.
  • Suchomel, T., Wagle, J., Douglas, J., Taber, C., Harden, M., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2019), Implementing Eccentric Resistance Training—Part 1: A Brief Review of Existing Methods. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 4(2), Article no. 38, DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4020038.
  • Hornsby, W., Gentles, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • García-Ramos, A., Haff, G., Feriche, B., Jaric, S., (2018), Effects of different conditioning programmes on the performance of high-velocity soccer-related tasks: Systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 13(1), 129-151, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1747954117711096.
  • Edwards, T., Spiteri, T., Piggott, B., Haff, G., Joyce, C., (2018), A Narrative Review of the Physical Demands and Injury Incidence in American Football: Application of Current Knowledge and Practices in Workload Management. Sports Medicine, 48(1), 45-55, New Zealand, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0783-2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cunanan, A., Deweese, B., Wagle, J., Carroll, K., Sausaman, R., Hornsby, W., Haff, G., Triplett, N., Pierce, K., Stone, M., (2018), The General Adaptation Syndrome: A Foundation for the Concept of Periodization. Sports Medicine, 48(4), 787-797, New Zealand, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0855-3.
  • James, L., Haff, G., Kelly, V., Beckman, E., (2018), Physiological determinants of mixed martial arts performance and method of competition outcome. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 13(6), 978-984, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1747954118780303.
  • 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.
  • 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), 474-481, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0374.
  • Banyard, H., Nosaka, K., Vernon, A., Haff, G., (2018), The reliability of individualized load–velocity profiles. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(6), 763-769, United States, Human Kinetics Publishers Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0610.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001657.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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(2017), 743, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00743.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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(4), 463-469, Champaign, United States, Human Kinetics Inc., DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0738.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Training load quantification in professional Australian basketball and the use of the reactive strength index as a monitoring tool.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The influence of barbell and body position on force-time characteristics in the isometric mid-thigh pull
  • 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,  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),  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.
  • 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
  • The validity of accelerometer technologies for assessing vertical jump performance
  • The effect of different degrees of pedal float on power during a 20 km time trial in elite cyclists
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Reducing biomechanical risk factors associated with injury during landing and improving performance in 11-13 year old netball athletes
  • Changes in Cortisol, Testosterone, and TC Ratio of Collegiate Cyclists During Multiple Hill and Flat Time Trials
  • Effect of carbohydrate supplementation on performance during an acute bout of high intensity resistance training
  • A comparison of performance characteristics between division I and II women volleyball players
  • Perceptual changes and sleep disruption following pre-season soccer training
  • The Notion of Masculinity in Male Collegiate Road Cyclists
  • A comparison of motivational characteristics of male and female basketball players in the Lone Star Conference
  • Influence of Different Relative Intensities on Power Output during the Hang Power Clean: Identification of the Optimal Load

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Assessment of joint kinetics in elite sprint cyclists
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Analysis of road sprint cycling performance
  • 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.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Muscle damage and the repeated bout effect in male bodybuilders following unaccustomed resistance exercise

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mechanisms affecting post-activation potentiation following voluntary isokinetic knee extensions
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Braking ground reaction force during 90 degree sidestep cut and its relationship to leg muscle strength
  • The effect of training in elite cyclists on chronic renal function
  • Acute effects of whole-body vibration on 30m flying sprint performance
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Dry land strength and power training to enhance swimming in-water turn performance
  • A practical comparison between traditional periodization and daily-undulating weight training among collegiate track and field atheletes
  • Aging-Dependent Effects of training and Antioxidant Supplementation on Oxidative Stress in Skeletal Muscle
  • Anthropometric, strength, and power determinantsof throwing performance in collegiate throwers
  • 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
  • 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 balance training on performance in division II female soccer players
  • The relationship between isometric force characteristics and vertical jump height under various loading condition
  • The effect of resistance exercise on recovery blood pressures and heart rate in normotensive and borderline hypertensive males
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