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Glenn Wright

Specialty area(s)

Athletic 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
ESS 770 Physiology of Activity


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 Assistant)
1992-1995: Ball State University, Muncie, IN (Lecturer)

Research and publishing

Selected Publications
--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. Published ahead of print DOI:10.1080/14763141.2013.861012
--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.