Department of Health Sciences


Bradley Schoenfeld


E-Mail Address:
Phone Number:718-960-1999
Office Number: Apex 219
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: BBA, Pace University; MSc, University of Texas at Permian Basin; PhD, Rocky Mountain University

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., 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. [Epub ahead of print]

§  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. [Epub ahead of print]

§  Ribeiro, A.S., Avelar, A., Schoenfeld, B.J., Ritti-Dias, R.M., Altimar, L.R., Cyrino, E.S. (2014). Effect of 16 weeks of resistance training on body water in men and women. European Journal of Sport Science. [Epub ahead of print]

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

§  Schoenfeld, B.J. (2013). What is the minimum intensity threshold for resistance training-induced hypertrophic adaptations? Sports Medicine, 43(12), 1279-1288

§  Schoenfeld, B.J., Sonmez, G., Kolber, MJ, Contreras, B., Harris, R., Ozen, S. (2013). Effect of hand position on EMG activity of the posterior shoulder musculature during a horizontal abduction exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(10), 2644-2649

§  Schoenfeld, B. (2013). Post-exercise hypertrophic adaptations: A re-examination of the hormone hypothesis and its applicability to resistance training program design. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(6):1720-1730

§  Aragon, A., Schoenfeld, B.J. (2013). Nutrient timing revisited: Is there a post-exercise anabolic window? Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition, 10(1):5

§  Schoenfeld, B.J. (2013). Potential Mechanisms for a Role of Metabolic Stress in Hypertrophic Adaptations to Resistance Training. Sports Medicine,  43(3), 179-194

§  Schoenfeld, B. (2012). Does exercise-induced muscle damage play a role in skeletal muscle hypertrophy? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(5):1441-53

§  Schoenfeld, B.J. (2010). The mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(10), 2857–287



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