Department of Health Sciences


Gul Tiryaki-Sonmez

E-Mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-7755
Office Number: APEX, Room 265
Rank: Associate 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:

  • 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.

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