Dr. Timothy Suchomel, assistant professor of exercise science at Carroll University, recently returned from international travel where he presented his research at two conferences in November 2018.
The meetings were the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) International Conference in Sydney, Australia and the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) Strength and Conditioning Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Attendees of the events included strength and conditioning professionals, researchers and renowned sport scientists from around the world. Suchomel was recommended as a speaker at the conferences by Dr. Sophia Nimphius, a member of the ASCA Board and Dr. Mike McGuigan of SPRINZ.
At the ASCA International Conference, Suchomel presented on his expertise in the effect of load and exercise variation on force-velocity characteristics of weightlifting derivatives during his presentation titled, “Surfing the force-velocity curve with weightlifting derivatives—Real world application.” Within his presentation, he shared findings of currently unpublished research being conducted at Carroll University which examines the effects of different training interventions that use either weightlifting pulling or catching derivatives. Also included in his presentation were unpublished data from an ongoing research project being conducted at Carroll University entitled, “The effect of load position on lower body ballistic exercise performance,” which was assisted by graduates of Carroll University’s Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning—Olusegun Sijuwade ‘18 and Logan Carpenter ‘18.
Suchomel’s second stop on his international presentation journey was at the SPRINZ Strength and Conditioning Conference where he presented, “Weightlifting derivatives: Technique, variations, and practical application,” which included opportunities for attendees to practice the derivatives discussed and learn how to implement these exercises for speed development.
The final presentation given was “The importance of muscular strength: Considerations for athletic performance,” where Suchomel discussed the influence that muscular strength has on explosive strength characteristics as well as its impact on general and sport specific performance.
Suchomel teaches in Carroll’s Master of Science in Exercise Physiology—Strength and Conditioning program. Students in the program have access to brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories in Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall and Ganfield Gymnasium, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on strength and conditioning research, such as the subject matter in the presentations above, and work in a strength and conditioning capacity with the Carroll University athletic teams as part of their curriculum.
Learn more about the M.S. in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching program.