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Faculty Bradley Schoenfeld

Email Address: brad.schoenfeld@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-1999
Office: Apex 259
Rank: Associate Professor

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an associate professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, where he serves as the graduate director of the Human Performance and Fitness program. He also currently serves as Sports Nutritionist for the New Jersey Devils hockey organization. Dr. Schoenfeld has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers on various exercise- and sports nutrition-related topics, and authored the seminal textbook, "Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy." He was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity, as well as earning the 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Association Young Investigator of the Year Award.

Academic Interests:

  • The effects of exercise on body composition with particular interest in muscle hypertrophy and fat loss.

Research Topics:

  • Muscular adaptations associated with manipulation of exercise variables, body composition changes, associated nutrition and supplementation interventions, alterations in muscle activation with different exercises.

Selected Publications:

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Vigotsky, A., Grgic, J., Haun, C., Contreras, B., Delcastillo, K., Francis, A., Cote, G., Alto, A. (2020). Do the anatomical and physiological properties of a muscle determine their adaptive response to different loading protocols? Physiological Reports, 8(9), e14427

  • Aragon, A.A., Schoenfeld, B.J. (2020). Magnitude and composition of the energy surplus for maximizing muscle hypertrophy: Implications for bodybuilding and physique athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal, doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000539. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J. (2020). Range of motion effects on muscle development during resistance training performance: A systematic review. SAGE Open Medicine, doi: 10.1177/2050312120901559

  • Lasevicius, T., Schoenfeld, B.J., Silva-Batista, C., Barros, T., Aihara, A.Y., Brendon, H., Longo, A.R., Tricoli, V., Peres, B., Teixeira, E.L. (2019). Muscle failure promotes greater muscle hypertrophy in low-load but not in high-load resistance training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003454. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J., Contreras, B., Vigotsky, A., Delcastillo, K., Alto, A., De Souza, E. (2019). To flex or rest: The effects of adding no-load isometric actions to the inter-set rest period in resistance training on muscular adaptations. Frontiers in Physiology, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01571

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J., Haun, C., Contreras, B., Itagaki, T., Helms, E. (2019). Calculating Set-Volume for the Limb Muscles with the Performance of Multi-Joint Exercises: Implications for Resistance Training Prescription. Sports, 7, 177. doi: 10.3390/sports7070177

  • Lasevicius, T., Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J., Laurentino, G., Tavares, L.D., Tricoli, V. (2019). Similar muscular adaptations in resistance training performed two versus three days per week. Journal of Human Kinetics, 68:135-143

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Krieger, J., Grgic, J., Delcastillo, K., Belliard, R., Alto, A. (2019). Resistance training volume enhances muscle hypertrophy but not strength in trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 51(1):94-103

  • Haun, C.T., Vann, C.G., Roberts, B.M., Vigotsky, A.D., Schoenfeld, B.J., Roberts, M.D. (2019). A critical evaluation of the biological construct skeletal muscle hypertrophy: size matters but so does the measurement. Frontiers in Physiology. 10:247

  • Wackerhage, H., Schoenfeld, B.J., Hamilton, D.L., Lehti, M., Hulmi, J. (2019). Stimuli and sensors that initiate skeletal muscle hypertrophy following resistance exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(1):30-43

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J., Krieger, J.W. (2018). How many times per week should a muscle be trained to maximize muscle hypertrophy? A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies examining the effects of resistance training frequency. Journal of Sports Sciences, doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1555906. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A. (2018). Is there a post-workout anabolic window of opportunity: Clearing up controversies. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48(12), 911–914

  • Vigotsky, A.D., Bryanton, M.A., Nuckols, G., Beardsley, C., Contreras, B., Evans, J., Schoenfeld, B.J. (2018). Biomechanical, anthropometric, and psychological determinants of squat strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002535. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Vigotsky, A., Contreras, B., Winkleman, N., Larson, R., Alto, A., Golden, S., Paoli, A. (2018). Differential effects of attentional focus strategies during long-term resistance training. European Journal of Sport Science, 18(5):705-712

  • Lasevicius, T., Ugrinowisch, C., Schoenfeld, B.J., Roschel, H., Tavares, L.D., de Souza, E.O., Laurentino, D., Tricoli, V. (2018). Effect of different intensities of a resistance training with equated volume load on muscle strength and hypertrophy. European Journal of Sports Science, 18(6):772-780

  • Grgic, J., Schoenfeld, B.J., Davis, T., Lazinica, B., Krieger, J.W. (2018). Effect of resistance training frequency on gains in muscular strength: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(5):1207-1220

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A. (2018). How much protein can the body use in a single meal for muscle-building? Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15:10

  • Campbell, B.I., Aguilar, D., Conlin, L., Vargas, A., Schoenfeld, B.J., Sanders, A., Gai, C., Best, S., Galvan, E., Coubillion, K. (2018). Effects of high vs. low protein intake on body composition and maximal strength in aspiring female physique athletes engaging in an 8-week resistance training program. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 28(6):580-585

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J. (2017). Evidence-based guidelines for resistance training volume to maximize muscle hypertrophy. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(4):107-12

  • Schoenfeld, B.J. (2017). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may blunt more than pain. Acta Scandinavia, 222(2), doi: 10.1111/apha.12990.

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Grgic, J., Ogborn, D., Krieger, J. (2017). Strength and hypertrophy adaptations in high- versus low-load resistance training: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(12):3508-3523

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ogborn, D., Vigotsky, A., Franchi, M., Kreiger, J.W. (2017). Hypertrophic effects of concentric versus eccentric muscle actions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(9):2599-2608

  • Morton, R.W., Murphy, K.T., McKellar, S.R., Schoenfeld, B.J., Henselmans, M., Helms, E., Aragon, A.A., Devries, M.C., Banfield, L., Krieger, J.W., Phillips, S.M. (2017). A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(6):376-384

  • Grgic, J., Lazinica, B., Mikulic, P., Orlic, I., Krieger, J.W., Schoenfeld, B.J. (2017). The effects of short versus long inter-set rest intervals in resistance training on measures of muscle hypertrophy: A systematic review. European Journal of Sports Science. 17(8):983-993

  • Aragon, A.A.., Schoenfeld, B.J., Wildman, R., Kleiner, S., VanDusseldorp, T., Taylor, L., Earnest, C., Arciero, P., Wilborn, C., Kalman, D., Stout, J.R., Willoughby, D., Campbell, B., Arent, S., Bannock, L., Smith-Ryan, A., Antonio, J. (2017). International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Diets and Body Composition. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:16

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A., Wilborn, C., Urbina, S.L., Hayward, S.B., Krieger, J.W. (2017). Pre- versus post-exercise protein intake has similar effects on muscular adaptations in resistance-trained men. PeerJ. 5: e2825

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ogborn, D., Krieger, J.W. (2016). Dose-response relationship between weekly resistance training volume and increases in muscle mass: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sport Science, 35(11), 1073-1082

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Vigotsky, A., Peterson, M.D. (2016). Differential effects of heavy versus moderate loads on measures of strength and hypertrophy in resistance trained men. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. 15, 715-722

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Ogborn, D., Galpin, A., Krieger, J., Sonmez, G.T. (2016). Effects of varied versus constant loading zones on muscular adaptations in well-trained men. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(6), 442-7

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ogborn, D., Kreiger, J.W. (2016). The effects of resistance training frequency on muscle hypertrophy: a meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 46(11), 1689-1697.

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Pope, Z.K,, Benik, F.M., Hester, G.M., Sellers, J., Nooner, J.L., Schnaiter, J.A., Bond-Williams, K.E., Carter, A.S., Ross, C.L., Just, B.L., Henselmanns, M., Krieger, J.W. (2016). Longer inter-set rest periods enhance muscle strength and hypertrophy in resistance-trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(7):1805-12

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Peterson, M.D., Ogborn, D., Contreras, B., Sonmez, G.T. (2015). Effects of low- versus high-load resistance training on muscle strength and hypertrophy in well-trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(10):2954-63

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Peterson, M.D., Ratamess, N., Contreras, B., Sonmez, G.T. (2015). Influence of Resistance Training Frequency on Muscular Adaptations in Well-Trained Men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(7):1821-9

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A., Krieger, J.W. (2015). The effects of meal frequency on body composition: A meta-analysis. Nutrition Reviews. 73(2):69–82

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ogborn, D., Krieger, J.W. (2015). Effect of repetition duration during resistance training on muscle hypertrophy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 45(4):577-85

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Sonmez, G.T., Wilson, J.M., Kolber, M., Peterson, M.D. (2015). Regional differences in muscle activation during hamstrings exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(1):159-64.

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A., Wilborn, C.D., Krieger, J.W., Sonmez, G.T. (2014). Body composition changes associated with fasted versus non-fasted aerobic exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 11(1):54

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Sonmez, G.T., Willardson, J.M., Fontana, F. (2014). Muscle activation during low- versus high-load resistance training in well-trained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 114(12):2491-7

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ratamess, N., Peterson, M.D., Contrears, B., Sonmez, G.T., Alvar, B.A. (2014). Effects of different volume-equated resistance training loading strategies on muscular adaptations in well-trained men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(10), 2909-2018

  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Aragon, A.A., Krieger, J.W. (2013). The effect of nutrient timing on muscle strength and hypertrophy: A meta-analysis. Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition, 10(1), 53