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Research

Harris College Research

 

Faculty Researchers

Dr. Joel Mitchell has been at TCU since 1988, and has focused primarily on projects dealing with fluid balance and thermoregulation during exercise, particularly in warm environments. He has investigated various fluid replacement regimens during and after dehydrating exercise and the effects of heat stress and heat acclimation on stress protein and immune function. Other projects conducted by Dr. Mitchell have dealt with the influence of acute and chronic exercise on immune system function, and exercise as a means of decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research funding has been obtained from internal grants as well as external support from various corporate and foundation sources.

Dr. Melody Phillips joined the TCU Kinesiology Department in the fall of 2004. Her primary research interests focus on the role of exercise in modulating inflammatory responses as they relate to various disease states. She has investigated the influence of resistance training on the inflammatory profile (inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein) and glucose tolerance in postmenopausal and elderly women. She has also studied the influence of resistance training volume on oral glucose tolerance and its relationship with contraction-induced interleukin-6. Current work involves the influence of RT on changes in inflammatory protein and mRNA expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue and whole blood.

Dr. Jonathan Oliver finished his graduate studies at Texas A&M in 2011 and after a one-year post-doc, joined the TCU Kinesiology Department in January of 2013.  His interest is in applied physiology with an emphasis on the effects of resistance training on sport and military performance.  He has conducted studies involving creatine supplementation, the effect of varying intra-set rest intervals on hypertrophic responses, and hormonal changes in response to different resistance exercise protocols.  Current work includes the effect of DHA supplementation on concussion resistance, and the effect other nutritional supplements on resistance exercise performance and the prevention of muscle damage.

 

Recent Publications

  • Oliver, J. M.; Kreutzer, A.; Jenke, S. C.; Phillips, M. D.; Mitchell, J. B.; Jones, M. T., Velocity drives greater power observed during back squat using cluster sets. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2016, 30 (1), 235-243.
  • Abt, J. P.; Oliver, J. M.; Sell, T. C.; Lovalekar, M. T.; Beals, K.; Wood, D. E.; Lephart, S. M., Block-periodized training improves physiological and tactically-relevant performance in Naval Special Warfare Operators. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2016, 30 (1), 39-52.
  • Crouse, S. F.; White, S.; Erwin, J. P.; Meade, T. H.; Martin, S. E.; Oliver, J. M.; Joubert, D. P.; Lambert, B. S.; Bramhall, J. P.; Gill, K., Echocadiographic and blood pressure characteristics of first year collegiate American style football players. American Journal of Cardiology 2016, 117, 131-134.
  • Oliver, J. M.; Kreutzer, A.; Jenke, S. C.; Phillips, M. D.; Mitchell, J. B.; Jones, M. T., Acute response to cluster sets in trained and untrained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015, 115 (11), 2383-2393.
  • Jones, M. T.; Jagim, A. R.; Oliver, J. M., Associations between testosterone, body composition, and performance measures of strength and power in recreational, resistance-trained men. Journal of Athletic Enhancement 2015, 4 (2), 1-6.
  • Oliver, J. M.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., A longitudinal study examining lipids and lipoproteins over the course of a season in American football athletes. Lipids in Health and Disease 2015, 14 (35).
  • Oliver, J. M.; Abt, J. P.; Sell, T. C.; Beals, K.; Wood, D. E.; Lephart, S. M., Salivary hormone response to 12-week block-periodized training in Naval Special Warfare Operators. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, 29 (1), 66-73.
  • Mitchell, J.B., Rogers, M.M., K.A. Hubing, and J.T. Bassett, Fatigue during high intensity exercise: the interaction between pH and thermal stress. J. Strength and Cond. Res. 27(7): 1906-1944, 2014.
  • Mitchell, J.B., Ingestion of carbohydrate during recovery from exercise. (Invited Review) Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 16:461-465, 2013.
  • Spitz, Marissa G.; Kenefick, Robert W.; B. Mitchell. The effects of elapsed time after warm-up on subsequent exercise performance in a cold environment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 28(5): 1351-1357, 2014.
  • Phillips, MD, KS Rola, KV Christensen, JW Ross, JB Mitchell. Pre-exercise energy drink consumption does not improve endurance cycling performance, but increases lactate, monocyte and IL-6 response. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(5): 1443-1453, 2014.
  • Oliver, J. M.; Joubert, D. P.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., Oral creatine supplementation decreases lactate levels during exhaustive, incremental cycling. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism2013, 23 (13), 252-258.
  • Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R.; Sanchez, A. C.; Mardock, M. A.; Kelly, K. A.; Meredith, H. J.; Smith, G. L.; Greenwood, M.; Parker, J. L.; Riechman, S. E.; Fluckey, J. D.; Crouse, S. F.; Kreider, R. B., Greater gains in strength and power with intra-set rest interval in hypertrophic training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2013, 27 (11), 3116-3131.
  • Phillips, MD, RM Patrizi, DJ Cheek, JS Wooten, JJ Barbee, JB Mitchell. Resistance training reduces subclinical inflammation in obese, postmenopausal women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44(11): 2099-2110, 2012.
  • Oliver, J. M.; Lambert, B. S.; Martin, S. E.; Green, J. S.; Crouse, S. F., Predicting collegiate football player DEXA body composition using standard measures. Journal of Athletic Training 2012, 47 (3), 257-263.
  • Hubing, K.A., J.T. Bassett, L.R. Quigg, D. Phillips, J.J.Barbee, and J.B. Mitchell. Exercise-associated hyponatremia: the influence of pre-exercise carbohydrate status combined with high volume fluid intake on sodium concentrations and fluid balance. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 5:797-807, 2011.
  • Mitchell, J.B., M.D. Phillips, R.C. Yellott, and K.A. Hubing. Resistance and aerobic exercise: the influence of mode on the relationship between IL-6 and glucose tolerance in young men who are obese. J Strength Cond Res. 25:1529-37, 2011.
  • Wooten, J.S., D. Phillips, J.B. Mitchell, R. Patrizi, R.N. Pleasant, R.M. Hein, R.D. Menzies, and J.J. Barbee. Resistance exercise and lipoproteins in postmenopausal women. Int. J. Sports Med. Advance. 32:7-13, 2011.

 

Recent Presentations

  • Blueitt, D.; Jones, M. T.; McGuffin, T.; Case, T.; Pollard, K. M.; Garrison, J. C.; Oliver, J. M., Association between return to play progression and vestibular/ocular motor screening (VOMS). Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology 2015 Sports Concussion Conference 2015, In press. (2015 American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference; Denver, CO)
  • Turner, S. M.; Jenke, S. C.; Jagim, A. R.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M., The correlation between anthropometric measures on bone mineral density and bone mineral content in division I women athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Mata, J. D.; Jones, M. T.; Jagim, A. R.; Carr, P. J.; Martin, J.; Oliver, J. M., Correlations between body composition and muscular strength support a mixed model approach to resistance training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Jones, M. T.; Wheeling, L.; Martin, J.; Jagim, A. R.; Oliver, J. M., Acute effects of whole body vibration on upper body muscular power. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Jones, M. T.; Tynan, M. N.; Jagim, A. R.; Oliver, J. M., The effects of post-exercise whole body vibration with stretching on mood state, fatigue, and soreness in collegiate swimmers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Jagim, A. R.; Rader, O.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M., The relationship between performance measures and physical characteristics of recreational multi-modal trained individuals. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Blumenstein, T.; Wright, G.; St. Antoine, C.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R., Effects of acute ingestion of multi-ingredient pre-workout supplement on muscular endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Anzalone, A. J.; Jagim, A. R.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M., Differing rates of decline in velocity between the bench press and back squat over multiple sets. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2015, In press. (2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Van Eck, L. E.; Almada, A. L.; Jones, M. T.; Jagim, A. R.; Mitchell, J. B.; Oliver, J. M., Effect of post-exercise ingestion of different molecular weight carbohydrate solutions part III: Power output during subsequent resistance training bout. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 32. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Nystrom, M. G.; Jagim, A. R.; Greenwood, M.; Oliver, J. M.; Jones, M. T., Nutrient timing habits of division I NCAA athletes. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 33. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Kisiolek, J.; Schultz, K.; Luedke, J.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R., A comparison of resting energy prediction equations in young recreationally active women. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 50. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Jagim, A. R.; Wright, G.; Schultz, K.; St. Antoine, C.; Jones, M. T.; Oliver, J. M., Effects of acute ingestion of a multi-ingredient pre-workout supplement on lower body power and anaerobic sprint performance. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 49. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Anzalone, A. J.; Almada, A. L.; Van Eck, L. E.; Jones, M. T.; Jagim, A. R.; Mitchell, J. B.; Shah, M.Oliver, J. M., Effect of post-exercise ingestion of different molecular weight carbohydrate solutions part II: The incretin response. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 31. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Almada, A. L.; Van Eck, L. E.; Shah, M.; Jones, M. T.; Jagim, A. R.; Dalton, R.; Mitchell, J. B.; Oliver, J. M., Effect of post-exercise ingestion of different molecular weight carbohydrate solutions part I: The glucose and insulin response. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015, 12 (1 Supplement), 30. (2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference; Austin, TX)
  • Caldwell, A. R.; Oliver, J. M.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., Risk factors associated with dyslipidemia in football athletes over the course of a season. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2015, In press. (2015 American College of Sports Medicine Conference; San Diego, CA)
  • Goodenough, C. G.; Earnest, C. P.; Lockard, B.; Oliver, J. M.; Kreider, R. B.; Rasmussen, C., Effect of carbohydrate and protein focused diets on metabolic syndrome prevalence in overweight and obese women combined with exercise FASEB 2015, 29 (1 Supplement), 595.30. (2015 Experimental Biology Conference; Boston, MA)
  • D. Phillip1, M.Turner, A. Caldwell, J. Rephas, J. J. Barbee, M.J. Chumley, J. B. Mitchell and M.G. Flynn. Influence of Fitness on Circulating Platelet-Monocyte Complexes. Integrative Physiology of Exercise Scientific Conference, Miami, FL, September 2014.
  • Kreutzer, S. C. Jenke, M.T. Jones, M.D. Phillips, J.B. Mitchell and J.M. Oliver, Velocity drives power output during the back squat using cluster set and traditional configurations. Integrative Physiology of Exercise Scientific Conference, Miami, FL, September 2014.
  • C. Jenke, A. Kreutzer, M.T. Jones, M.D. Phillips, J.B. Mitchell and J.M. Oliver, Differences in time under tension during the back squat using cluster set and traditional configurations. Integrative Physiology of Exercise Scientific Conference, Miami, FL, September 2014.
  • Phillips, MD, A Adams, M Unthank, JJ Barbee, MJ Chumley, DJ Cheek, JB Mitchell. Influence of Fitness and Adiposity on Whole Blood Response to α-MSH Treatment. Integrative Physiology of Exercise Scientific Conference, Westminster, CO, October 2012
  • Unthank, MJ, J Woodson, G Bratton, J Butler, JJ Barbee, M Chumley, DJ Cheek, JB Mitchell, MD Phillips. Influence of fitness and adiposity on melanocortin-1 and melanocortin-3 receptors on monocytes. Integrative Physiology of Exercise Scientific Conference, Westminster, CO, October 2012
  • Eric Olson & Joel B. Mitchell. The Effect of Short and Long Recovery Periods on the Contribution of Oxidative Processes to Energy Expenditure During Multiple Bouts of Supramaximal Exercis. 2012 American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Rola, K.S., D.J. Cheek, M. Chumley, A. Jajtner, J. Copeland, and B. Mitchell. The effect of heat acclimation on HSP72 and apoptosis in lymphocytes. American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. Suppl.,2011.
  • Projects in Progress (data collection or preparation for publication) in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory
  • The effects of DHA supplementation on concussion markers in Division I football athletes
  • Comparative Effects of Post-Exercise Ingestion of a High or Low Molecular Weight Solution on Resistance Exercise Performance
  • Comparison of traditional versus cluster set protocols on performance responses to resistance exercise.
  • The influence of fitness level on platelet-monocyte complexes
  • Physical fitness, obesity and the melanocortin receptors in humans
  • Temperature measurement inside protective headgear: comparison with core temperatures and indicators of physiological strain during exercise in a hot environment
  • The effect of resistance exercise on post-prandial lipemia and endothelial function