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Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science 262.524.7441 tsuchome@carrollu.edu Charles Street Hall 305

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Exercise Physiology - Strength and Conditioning Exercise Science

Biography

Dr. Suchomel started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences in the Fall of 2016. He is originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

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Education

  • East Tennessee State University, PhD in Sport Physiology and Performance, 2015
  • University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, MS in Human Performance (Applied Sports Science), 2012
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, BS in Kinesiology (Strength and Conditioning Minor), 2010

Areas of Specialization

Strength and Conditioning, Weightlifting Movements, Athletic Testing and Monitoring, Postactivation Potentiation

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Suchomel, T.J., McMahon, J.J., and Lake, J.P. Combined Assessment Methods. In: Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning (Comfort, P., Jones, P.A., and McMahon, J.J., editors). 2018.

McMahon, J.J., Lake, J.P., and Suchomel, T.J. Jumps. In: Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning (Comfort, P., Jones, P.A., and McMahon, J.J., editors). 2018.

Ebben, W.P. and Suchomel, T.J. Analysis of Male and Female Athletes’ Muscle Activation Patterns During Running, Cutting, and Jumping. In: ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs, 2nd Edition (Noyes, F.R. and Barber-Westin, S., editors). pp. 167-187. 2018.

Suchomel, T.J. and Comfort, P. Developing Strength and Power. In: Strength and Conditioning Science: Evidence Based Practice (Turner, A. and Comfort, P., editors). pp. 13-38. 2018.

Suchomel, T.J. Technical Demands of Strength Training. In: Strength and Conditioning Science: Evidence Based Practice (Turner, A. and Comfort, P., editors). pp. 229-248. 2018.

Suchomel, T.J. Weightlifting for Sports Performance. In: Strength and Conditioning Science: Evidence Based Practice (Turner, A. and Comfort, P., editors).  pp. 249-273. 2018.
 
Journal Articles

Suchomel, T.J., Giordanelli, Geiser, C.F., and Kipp, K. Load absorption joint work comparison between weightlifting derivatives. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print November 17th, 2018.

Suchomel, T.J., Nimphius, S., and Stone, M.H. Scaling maximum strength in Division I athletes: Are we meeting the assumptions? Sports Biomechanics. Epub ahead of print, August 13th, 2018.

Locturo, I., Suchomel, T.J., Bishop, C., Kobal, R., Pereira, L.A., and McGuigan, M.R. 1RM measures or maximum bar-power output: Which is more related to sport performance? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Epub ahead of print, May 29th, 2018. 

James, L.P., Comfort, P., Suchomel, T.J., Kelly, V.G., Beckman, E.M., and Haff, G.G. The impact of power clean ability and training age on adaptations to weightlifting-style training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print, March 14th, 2018.

Lake, J.P., Mundy, P.D., Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., Suchomel, T.J., and Carden, P.J. The effect of barbell load on vertical jump landing force-time characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print, February 27th, 2018.

Locturo, I., Suchomel, T.J., Kobal, R., Arruda, A.F.S., Guerriero, A., Pereira, L.A., and Pai, C.N. Force-velocity relationship in three different variations of prone row exercises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print, February 27th, 2018.

McMahon, J.J., Suchomel, T.J., Lake, J.P., and Comfort, P. Relationship between reactive strength index variants in rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print, February 1st, 2018.

Comfort, P., Thomas, C., Dos’Santos, T., Suchomel, T.J., Jones, P.A., and McMahon, J.J. Changes in dynamic strength index in response to strength training. Sports 6: 176, 2018.

Hornsby, W.G., Gentles, J.A., Comfort, P., Suchomel, T.J., Mizuguchi, S., and Stone, M.H. Resistance training volume load with and without exercise displacement. Sports 6: 137, 2018.

Sole, C.J., Suchomel, T.J., and Stone, M.H. Preliminary Scale of Reference Values for Evaluating Reactive Strength Index-Modified in Male and Female NCAA Division I Athletes. Sports 6: 133, 2018.

Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., and Suchomel, T.J. Optimizing squat technique – Revisited. Strength and Conditioning Journal 40: 68-74, 2018.

Comfort, P., Dos’Santos, T., Thomas, C., McMahon, J.J., and Suchomel, T.J. An investigation into the effects of excluding the catch phase of the clean on force-time characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks: An intervention study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32: 2116-2129, 2018.

Suchomel, T.J., Taber, C.B., Sole, C.J., and Stone, M.H. Force-time differences between ballistic and non-ballistic half-squats. Sports 6: 79, 2018.

McMahon, J.J., Suchomel, T.J., Lake, J.P., and Comfort, P. Understanding the key phases of the countermovement jump force-time curve. Strength and Conditioning Journal 40: 96-106, 2018.

Suchomel, T.J., Nimphius, S., Bellon, C.R., and Stone, M.H. The importance of muscular strength: Training considerations. Sports Medicine 48: 765-785, 2018.

RECENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS

2018 Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand Strength and Conditioning Conference. “The Importance of Muscular Strength: Considerations for Athletic Performance.” Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. November 14-16, 2018.

2018 Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand Strength and Conditioning Conference. “Weightlifting Derivatives: Technique, Variations, and Practical Application.” Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. November 14-16, 2018.

2018 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning. “Surfing the Force-Velocity Curve with Weightlifting Derivatives: Real World Application.” ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. November 9-11, 2018.

National Strength and Conditioning Association 40th Annual Meeting. “Bridge the Gap Lecture: Using Weightlifting Pulling Derivatives in Resistance Training Programs.” Las Vegas, NV. July 12-15, 2017.

National Strength and Conditioning Association 40th Annual Meeting. “Bridge the Gap Practical: Using Weightlifting Pulling Derivatives in Resistance Training Programs.” Las Vegas, NV. July 12-15, 2017.

RECENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS

National Strength and Conditioning Association 41st Annual Meeting. “Dynamic and isometric strength adaptations following 10 weeks of training with weightlifting catching or pulling derivatives: Preliminary findings.” Indianapolis, IN. July 11-14, 2018.

National Strength and Conditioning Association 41st Annual Meeting. “Sprint and change of direction adaptations following 10 weeks of training weightlifting catching or pulling derivatives: Preliminary findings.” Indianapolis, IN. July 11-14, 2018.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Carroll University

  • Assistant Professor in Department of Human Movement Sciences
  • Strength and Conditioning 
  • Athlete Testing and Monitoring

Honors and Awards

Awards

  • 2016 East Tennessee State University Clemmer College of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • 2015 Doctoral Student Research Award for Outstanding Podium Presentation, National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Orlando, FL, July 8-11, 2015
  • 2012 Master’s Student Research Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation, National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Providence, RI, July 11-14, 2012

Grant Involvement

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association International Collaboration Grant, Title: An investigation into the effects of excluding the catch phase of the clean on changes in muscle architecture and force-time characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks: An intervention study. Co-author: Dr. Paul Comfort ($35,580)

What is your teaching style?

My goal as a faculty member is to get the students to not only understand the material in the classroom, but to be able to apply it within their future professions. My teaching style includes using various verbal, visual, and audio examples in order to produce thought-provoking questions and discussion. This will then lead the students to understand how to use the information within practical settings.

Why do you do what you do?

I became interested in the Exercise and Sport Science in order to improve athletic performance. I pursued my PhD in order to have the opportunity to both teach and perform research in order to help students improve their understanding of the many aspects that contribute to an athlete’s performance.

How do you make learning engaging?

I often show videos at the beginning of class in order to prepare the students for the upcoming material or to get them to laugh before we start the lecture material. In addition, I use many different examples so that students wishing to pursue different careers can relate to each topic.

What should students know about you?

I truly want my students to succeed in all aspects of their lives and I am willing to help any student who takes the time to ask for it.

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