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Glenn Wright

Specialty area(s)

Sport performance, sport physiology, anaerobic metabolism, strength and conditioning

Brief biography

After receiving my Master's Degree, I worked in the Fitness field for 5 years directing programs and performing fitness testing at the "Y" and private fitness clubs. I then was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Pittsburgh (Div I) for 4 years and later was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Carroll College (Wisconsin; Div III) for 5 years. I've been teaching at the University and College level since 1992 teaching physiology, exercise physiology and exercise physiology lab, fitness assessment, and strength & conditioning practical courses

Current courses at UWL

ESS 206 Anatomy & Physiology II
ESS 747 Advanced Principles of Athletic Enhancement
ESS 748 Sports Performance Practicum
ESS 767 Applied Physiology of Endurance Performance
ESS 769 Applied Muscle Physiology to Strength/Power Training

Education

Ph.D. Auburn University, Exercise Physiology
M.A. Ball State Univeristy, Exercise Physiology, Adult Fitness
B.A. Ripon College, Physical Education

Teaching history

2004- Present: UW La Crosse, La Crosse, WI (Faculty)
1999-2004: Carroll College, Waukesha, WI (Faculty)
1995-1999: Auburn University, Auburn, AL (Doctoral Student, Graduate teaching Assistant)
1992-1995: Ball State University, Muncie, IN (Lecturer)

Research and publishing

Selected Publications

-- Jagim, A.R., Dominy, T.A., Camic, C.L., Wright, G., Doberstein, S., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. Author response to: Is elevation training mask a strategy to increase lactate clearance through respiratory muscle loading? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(7): e9, 2018.
-- Jagim, A.R., Dominy, T.A., Camic, C.L., Wright, G., Doberstein, S., Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. Acute effects of the Elevation Training Mask on strength performance in recreational weightlifters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32: 482–489, 2018.
 -- Jagim, A.R., Wright, G.A., Kisiolek, J. Jones, M.T., and Oliver, J.M. Position specific changes in body composition, hydration status and metabolism during preseason training camp and nutritional habits of Division III football players. Open Sports Sciences Journal 10:17-26, 2017
-- Lockie, R.G., Jalilvand, F., Orjalo, A.J., Giuliano, D.V., Moreno, M.R. and Wright, G.A. A methodological report: Adapting the 505 change-of-direction test specific to American football. J Strength Cond Res 31(2): 539–547, 2017.
-- Jagim A.R., Jones M.T., Wright G.A., St. Antoine C, Kovacs A. and Oliver, J.M. (2016) The acute effects of multi-ingredient preworkout ingestion on strength performance, lower body power, and anaerobic capacity. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition. 13(11):1-11. DOI 10.1186/s12970-016-0122-2.
-- Suchomel T.J., Taber C.B., Wright G.A. (2016) Jump shrug height and landing forces across various loads. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 11(1): 61-65, 2016.
-- McLain, T.A., Wright, G.A., Camic, C.L., Kovacs, A.J., Hegge, J.M. and Brice, G.A. Development of an anaerobic sprint running test using a nonmotorized treadmill. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(8):2197-2204.
-- Zak, R.B., Camic, C.L., Hill, E.C, Monaghan, M.M. Kovacs, A.J. and Wright, G.A. (2015) Acute effects of an arginine-based supplement on neuromuscular, ventilator, and metabolic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 40: 379-385
-- Suchomel, T.J., Beckham, G.K., and Wright, G.A. (2015) The effect of various loads on the force-time characteristics of the hang high pull. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29: 1295-1301.
-- Wright, G.A., Isaacson, M., Malecek, D., Steffen, J. (2015) The development and assessment of reliability for a sandbag throw conditioning test for wrestlers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(2):451-457.
-- Suchomel, T.J., Beckham, G.K., and Wright, G.A. (2014) Impact of load on lower body performance variables during the hang power clean. Sports Biomechanics 13:87-95.
-- Rogatzki, M.J., Wright, G.A., Mikat, R.P., and Brice, A.G. (2014) Blood ammonium and Lactate accumulation response to different training protocols using the parallel squat exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(4):1113-1118.
--Suchomel, T.J., Wright, G.A., Kernozek, T.W., and Kline, D.E. (2014) Kinetic comparison of the power development between power clean variations. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(2):350-360.
--Suchomel, T.J., Beckham, G., and Wright, G.A. (2013) Lower body kinetics during the jump shrug: impact of load. Journal of Trainology, 2:19-22.
--Jagim, A.R, Wright, G.A., Brice, A.G., and Doberstein, S.T. (2013) Effects of beta-alanine supplementation on sprint endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 27(2): 526–532.
--Wright, G.A., Pustina, A.A., Mikat, R.P., and Kernozek, T.W. (2012). Predicting lower body power from vertical jump prediction equations for loaded jump squats at different intensities in men and women. Journal Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(3): 648-655.
--McGuigan, M., Wright, G.A., and Fleck, S. (2112). Strength Training for Athletes: Does it Really Help Sports Performance? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7: 2-5.
--Zemke, B. and Wright, G.A. (2011). The use of Strongman type implements and training to increase sport performance in collegiate athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 33(4):1-7.
--Sweeney, K.M., Wright, G.A., Brice, A.G., and Doberstein, S. (2010) Effect of beta alanine supplementation on power performance during repeated sprint activity. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(1): 79-87.
--Haag, S. J., Wright, G. A., Gillette, C. M., and Greany, J. F. (2010) Effects of Acute Static Stretching of the Throwing Shoulder on Throwing Velocity and Accuracy. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(2):452-457.
--Wright, G. A., Porcari, J. P., Foster, C. C., Felker, H., Kosholek, A., Otto, J., Sorrensen, E., Udermann, B. E. (2009). Placebo Effects on Exercise Performance. Gunderson Lutheran Medical Journal, 6, 3-7.
-Wright, G. A., Grandjean, P. W., Pascoe, D. D. (2007). The effects of creatine loading on thermoregulation and intermittent sprint exercise performance in a hot humid environment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3), 655-665.
--Wright G.A., DeLong, T.H., Gehlsen, G. (1999) EMG activity of the hamstrings during performance of the leg curl, stiff-leg deadlift, and back squat movements. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 13(2):168-174.