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Faculty Gul Tiryaki-Sonmez

E-Mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-7755
Office Number: APEX, Room 265
Rank: Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.S., Youth and Sport Academy, Ankara, Turkey; M.S., Oklahoma State Univ.; Ph.D., Univ. of New Mexico

Selected publications:

  • Tomaszewski, P., Milde, K., Majcher, A., Pyrz˙ak, B., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Schoenfeld, B. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1023:55-63. doi: 10.1007/5584_2017_65.
  • Demirel, N., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Eroglu, H.,Vatansever, S. The Effects of Gymnastics and Whole Body Vibration Exercises on Body Composition. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 25-33, June 2017, DOI: 10.15640/jpesm.v4n1a2, ISSN 2373-2156 (Print) 2373-2164 (Online) URL:
  • Ucan,Y., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G. Effect of 2 Weeks Vitamin E Supplementation to the Point of Anaerobic Threshold. Ethno Med, 11(1): 13-20, 2017.
  • Tiryaki-Sonmez, G. Active Learning in the Sciences: WAC and a Food Nutrition Course. In Wolfe, M. & Yood. J. (Eds.) Public voices: Writing across Lehman College 2003-2012 (pp. 15-19). Bronx, NY: Lehman College of City University of New York. 2016.
  • Schoenfeld BJ, Aragon AA, Moon J, Krieger JW, Tiryaki-Sonmez G. Comparison of amplitude-mode ultrasound versus air displacement plethysmography for assessing body composition changes following participation in a structured weight-loss programme in women. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging.  2016 Mar 11. doi: 10.1111/cpf.12355. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sozbir, K., G., Willems, M.E, Tiryaki-Sonmez, Ragauskas, Paulius.  Acute Effects OF Contract-Relax PNF and Static Stretching on Flexibility, Jump Performance, and EMG Activities: A Case Study. Biology of Exercise, 12:1, 2016    D.O.I: http:
  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B. , Ogborn, D., Galpin, A., Krieger, J., Sonmez, G. T. Effects of Varied Versus Constant Loading Zones on Muscular Adaptations in Trained Men Int J Sports Med 2015; 36:1–6, DOI
  • Tiryaki- Sonmez, G., Vatansever, S., Olcucu, B., Cinar, V. Impact of Music on Exercise Performance.  Int. J. Rev. Life. Sci., 5(3), 2015, 1307-1312.
  • Olcucu, B., Vatansever, S., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G.,  Burkan, S.  Effect of Acute Exercise on Hunger in Healthy Woman.  International Journal of Science Culture and Sport (IntJSCS),  2015; 3(3):6-17.  DOI: 10.14486/IntJSCS383
  • Vatansever, S., Olcucu, B., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G.  Impact of Exercise Modes on Appetite Markers. The Anthropologist, 21(1,2): 129-136, 2015.
  • Tiryaki- Sonmez, G., Vatansever, S., Olcucu, B.   Schoenfeld, B. Obesity, Food Intake and Exercise: Relationship with Ghrelin.  Biomedical Human Kinetics, 7, 119–127, 2015.       DOI: 10.1515/bhk-2015-0019.
  • Olcucu, B., Vatansever, S., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G.,  Schoenfeld, B. Exercise And Hormones Related To Appetite Regulation. Adv. Environ. Biol., 9(2), 1250-1263, 2015.
  • Sozbir, K., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Yuktasir, B.,Yalcin, H.B., Aydin, K., Yildiz. N. The Effects Of Two Different Stretching Exercises Together With Plyometric Training On Flexibility, Vertical Jump Performance And Electromyographic Activities Of Muscles Of Lower Extremity. International Refereed Journal of Orthopaedıcs Traumatology And Sports Medicine. 2 (3) : 32-53, 2015.       ID:19 K:16,  ISSN Print: 2148-4805 Online 2148-5550.
  • S. Ozen, B. Olcucu, G. Ozen, M. Dalli, Gul Tiryaki- Sonmez. The relationship between physical fitness and obesity in Turkish schoolchildren. Journal of Health Sport and Tourism, 5(2), 2014.
  • G. Tiryaki-Sonmez, S. Ozen, B. Olcucu. Respiratory muscle strength and lung volumes in male Turkish adolescents. International Journal of Academic Research Part A; 2014; 6(5). DOI:
  • Ozen, G., Ozen, S., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G. The Effect Of Different Life Experiences -Camp LifeAnd The High And Low Rope Tracks Activities - On The Perception Of Self-Efficacy. Journal of Sports and Performance Researches. 5 :2, p.5-12, 2014.
  • Schoenfeld, B. J., Contreras, B., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Wilson, J. M., Kolber, M. J., Peterson, M. D. Regional Differences in Muscle Activation During Hamstrings Exercise. J. Strength Cond Res. Post Acceptance: June 24, 2014 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000598
  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Contreras, B., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Willardson, J.M., Fontana, F., Harris, R. An electromyographic comparison of a modified version of the plank with a long-lever and posterior tilt versus he traditional plank exercise: Implications for functional performance. Sport Biomechanics. 8 Apr, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2014.942355
  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Ratamess, N., Peterson, M.D., Contrears, B., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Alvar, B.A. Effects of different volume-equated resistance training loading strategies on muscular adaptations in well-trained men. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Ozen, S., Bugdayci, G., Karli, U., Ozen, G., Cogalgil, S., Schoenfeld, B., Sozbir, K., Aydin, K. Effect Of Exercise On Appetite-Regulating Hormones In Overweight Woman. Biol. Sport, 30:75-80, 2013. DOI: 10.5604/20831862.1044220
  • Bugdayci,G., Yuktasir, B., Ozen, S., Yalcin, H.B., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G., Cakici, H.The Effect of Exercise on Salivary Alpha-Amylase (sAA) Activity in Athletes. Journal of Turkish Clinical Biochemistry (Türk Klinik Biyokimya Dergisi), 11(1): 1-5, 2013
  • Contreras, B., Cronin, J., Schoenfeld, B., Nates, R.,Tiryaki- Sonmez, G., Are All Hip Extension Exercises Created Equal? Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35(2):17-22, April 2013. doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318289fffd
  • Schoenfeld, B.J., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Kolber, M.J, Contreras, B., Harris, R., Ozen, S. Effect of hand position on EMG activity of the posterior shoulder musculature during a horizontal abduction exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Contreras, B., Schoenfeld, B., Mike, J., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., John Cronin,J., Vaino, E. The Biomechanics of the Push-up: Implications for Resistance Training Programs. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34: 5, - p 41–46, 2012, doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826d877b.
  • Aydin, K., Sozbir, K., Yuktasir, B., Yalcin, H. B., Yildiz, N., Tiryaki–Sonmez, G. The Comparison of EMG Activities of Knee Extensor Muscles Between Soccer Players and Sprinters During Countermovement Jump Performance. Nigde University Journal of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, 5:3 242-249, 2011.
  • Ozen, S., Ozen, G., Tiryaki- Sonmez, G. Physical Activity Levels of Turkish University Students. 22nd TAFISA World Congress, Sport for All: Building Bridges, November 10-14, Antalya, Turkey. Abstract book, p. 111-112, 2011.
  • Schoenfeld, B., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G. Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers to Maternal Exercise: Intervention Strategies to Improve Participation and Adherence. Biomedical Human Kinetics, 3, 61 – 66, DOI: 10.2478/v10101-011-0014-5, 2011.
  • Ozen, S., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G.,Bugdayci, G., Ozen, G. The Effects Of Exercise On Food Intake And
    Hunger: Relationship With Acylated Ghrelin And Leptin. Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine, 10, 283-291, 2011.
  • Ozen, S., Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Ozen, G. Anthropometric, Strength And Pulmonary Characteristics
    Of Elite And Non Elite Sport Climbers. E-Journal of New World Sciences Academy, ISSN:1306-3111, 6:2, Article number 2B0071, 2011.
  • Tiryaki-Sonmez, G., Schoenfeld, B., Vatansever-Ozen, S. Omega 3 Fatty Acids And Exercise: A Review Of Their Combined Effects On Body Composition And Physical Performance. Biomedical Human Kinetics, 3, 23:29, DOI: 10.2478/v10101-011-0007-4, 2011.