John Caruso

John Carouso

Professor of Athletic Training/Exercise Sports ScienceChapman Hall 312
918-631-2624
john-caruso@utulsa.edu

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Post-Doc, Exercise Countermeasures - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX - 1996
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology - University of Miami - 1994
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology & Wellness - University of Central Florida - 1988
  • B.S., Liberal Studies - University of Central Florida - 1986

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Caruso J.F., Urquhart M.A., Giebel R.M., Barbosa A.G., Craig C.E., Mason M.I., Unruh K.D., Borgsmiller J.A., and Potter W.T. (2014). Human testosterone and lactate responses to flywheel ergometry exercise: effect of contractile mode and work volume. Gravitational and Space Research. (In Press).
  • Caruso J.F., Urquhart M.A., Barbosa A.G., Giebel R.M., Learmonth L.A., and Potter W.T. (2014) Lactate, testosterone and cortisol values from high-speed resistive exercise workouts done by women. Isokinetics and Exercise Science 22(1): 9-16. 
  • Caruso J.F., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., Barbosa A.G., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2013). Comparative performance and lactate data from bench presses at submaximal loads. Medicina Sportiva. 17(3): 100-105.
  • Davidson M.E., Shepherd C.M., Biga J., Davison S.W., Giebel R.M., Charles J.L., Learnmonth L.A., and Caruso J.F. (2013). Electromyography and high-speed exercise. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 21(2): 141-150.
  • Caruso J.F. Flywheel-based versus traditional resistive exercise. (2012). Journal of Sports Medicine and Doping Studies.
  • Caruso J.F., Charles J.L., Unruh K.D., Giebel R.M., Learmonth L.A., and Potter W.T. (2012). Ergogenic effects of ß-alanine and carnosine: proposed future research to quantify their efficacy. Nutrients (Special Addition): Advances in Sport Nutrition. 4: 585-601. doi: 10.3390/nu4070585.
  • Caruso J.F., Learmonth L.A., Charles J.L., Unruh K.D., Giebel R.M., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2013). Anthropometry and high-speed elbow flexor performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 21(1): 83-91.
  • Caruso J.F., Brown L.E., and Tufano J.J. (2012). Invited Review: The reproducibility of isokinetic dynamometry data. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 20(4): 239-253.
  • Caruso J.F., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Borgsmiller J.A., Mason M.L., Riner R.D., Gilliland L., and Griswold S. (2012). Front squat data reproducibility collected with a triple-axis accelerometer. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(1): 40-46.
  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Mason M.L., Shepherd C.M., McLagan J.R., Marshall M.R., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2012). Anthropometry as a predictor of vertical jump heights derived from an instrumented platform. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(1):284-292.
  • Caruso J.F., Borgsmiller J.A., Riner R.D., Mason M.L., Lutz B.R., and Nelson C.C. (2012). Net energy expenditure to gravity-independent high-speed resistive exercise done by women. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 83(2): 111-117.
  • Caruso J.F., Taylor S.T., Lutz B.M., Olson N.M., Mason M.L., Borgsmiller J.A., and Riner R.D. (2012).  Anthropometry as a predictor of bench press performance done at different loads. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(9):2460-2467. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823c44bb.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Davidson M.E., Riner R.D., Borgsmiller J.A., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., and McLagan J.R. (2012). Testosterone/cortisol ratios from flywheel-based workouts.  Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 20(1): 51-60.
  • Caruso J.F., Kucera S., Hari P., McLagan J.R., Olson N.M., Shepherd C.M., and Marshall M.R. (2010). Data reproducibility from an inertial kinetic exercise machine. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(11): 3081-3087.
  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Olson N.M., Marshall M.R., and Taylor S.T. (2010). Data reliability from an instrumental vertical jump platform. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(10): 2799-2808.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Taylor S.T., Mason M.L., Lutz B.M., Ford J.L., and Kraemer W.J. (2010). Prediction of testosterone concentrations from flywheel-based resistive exercise. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 81(9): 825-832.
  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Olson N.M., McLagan J.R., Taylor S.T., Mason M.L., Davidson M.E., Borgsmiller J.A., and Riner R.D. (2012). Anthropometry and gender influences on the arm swing's contribution to vertical jump heights. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 20(1): 23-29.
  • Caruso J.F., Lutz B.M., Davidson M.E., Wilson K., Crane C., Craig C., Nisson T., Mason M.L., Coday M.A., Sheaff R., and Potter W.T. (2012). Salivary hormonal values from high-speed resistive exercise workouts. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(3): 625-632.
  • Borgsmiller, J.A., Riner R.D., Mason M.L., Lutz B.M., Davidson M.E., Duncan J.J., Coday M.A., Griswold S., and Caruso J.F. (2011).  The repeatability of exercise data collected by a triple-axis accelerometer.  57th International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Communication).  Volume 474: ISBN/ID: 978193600-7868.
  • Caruso J.F., Kucera S., Jackson T., Hari P., Olsen N.M., McLagan J.R., Taylor S.T., and Shepherd C.M. (2011).  Magnitude of lactate increases from high-speed workouts.  International Journal of Sports Medicine. 32: 332-337.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Mason M.L., Lutz B.M., Shepherd C.M., Davidson M.E., and Duncan J.J. (2011). The impact of contractile mode and work volume on the prediction of cortisol concentrations from flywheel-based resistive exercise workouts. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 19(2) 107-116.
  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Olson N.M., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Drummond J.L., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2011). Vertical jump data reproducibility from an instrumented platform. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 19(2): 97-105.
  • Davison, S.W., Caruso J.F., Taylor S.T., Lutz B.M., Olson N.M., Mason M.L., and Szymanski D.J. (2010). The benefits of low-friction resistance training in an adolescent baseball player. Medicina Sportiva. DOI: 10.2478/v10036-010-0017-2.14(2):90-95.
  • Ford, J.L., Jackson, T., Hari P., Olson, N.M., Taylor, S.T., Lutz, B.M., Mason, M.L., and Caruso J.F. (2010). Instrumentation of an Inertial Kinetic Exercise device with a dual axis accelerometer. 56th International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Short Communication). Volume 473: ISBN/ID: 978193600-7424.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Taylor S.T., Mason M.L., Lutz, B.M., Ford J.L., and Kraemer W.J. (2010). Prediction of testosterone concentrations from flywheel-based resistive exercise. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 81(9): 825-832.
  • Caruso J.F., Shepherd C.M., McLagan J.R., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., Gilliland L., Kline D.A., Detwiler A., and Griswold S. (2009). Anthropometry as a predictor of front squat performance in college football players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 17(4): 243-251.
  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Olson N.M., Marshall M.R. and Taylor S.T. (2009). Data reliability from an instrumented vertical jump platform. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(10): 2799-2808.
  • Caruso J.F., Kucera S., Hari P., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Olson N.M., and Marshall M.R. (2009). Data reproducibility from an inertial kinetic exercise device. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(11):3081-3087.
  • McLagan J.R., Daily J.S., Shepherd C.M., Olson N.M., Marshall M.R., and Caruso J.F. (2009). Assessment of the reliability of vertical jump performance from an instrumented platform. 55th International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Short Communication). Volume 472: ISBN/ID: 978193439-4991.
  • Caruso J.F., McLagan J.R., Olson N.M., Shepherd C.M., Taylor S.T., and Emel T.J. (2009). Invited Review: ß2 adrenergic agonist administration and strength training. The Physician and Sports Medicine. 37(2): 66-73.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Monda J.K., Ramey E.S., Hastings L.P., and Marshall M.R. (2009). Growth hormone levels after work on a flywheel ergometer: correlation with exercise variables. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 80(7): 610-614.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Monda J.K., Ramey E.S., Hastings L.P., Vingren J.L., Potter W.T., Kraemer W.J., and Wickel E.E. (2010). Blood lactate and hormonal responses to prototype flywheel ergometer workouts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(3): 749-756.
  • Caruso J.F., Ramey E.S., Hastings L.P., Monda J.K., Coday M.A., McLagan J.R., and Drummond J.L. (2009). Anthropometry as a predictor of high-speed performance. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 30(7): 522-525.
  • Caruso J.F., Hari P., Leeper A., Coday M.A., Monda J.K., Ramey E.S., Hastings L.P., Golden M.R., and Davison S. (2009). Impact of acceleration on blood lactate values derived from high-speed resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 23(7): 2009-2014.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., and McLagan J.R. (2009). The impact of resistive exercise training on the relationship between anthropometry and jump-based power indices. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 17(1): 41-50.
  • Caruso J.F., Monda J.K., Hastings L.P., Ramey E.S., Coday M.A., McLagan J.R., and Wickel E.E. (2009). Blood lactate responses to exercise performed on a high-speed inertial device. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 17(1): 1-7.
  • Caruso J.F., Hari P., Coday M.A., Leeper A., Ramey E.S., Monda J.K., Hastings L.P., and Davison S. (2008). Performance evaluation of a high-speed inertial exercise trainer. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(6): 1760-1768.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Saito K., Cook T.D., and Mercado D.R. (2008). Temporal strength changes from resistance exercise and albuterol on unloaded muscle. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(4): 1156-1163.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Cook T.D., Mercado D. R., and Wickel E.E. (2008). Albuterol and exercise effects on ankle extensor strength during 40 days of unloading. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 79(6): 577-584.
  • Kucera S., Caruso J.F., Golden M.R., McLagan J.R. and Hari P. (2008). Instrumentation of an Inertial Kinetic Exercise device with a single axis accelerometer. 54th International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Short Communication). Volume 471: ISBN/ID TPO8IIS013.
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., Griswold S., Polanski D., Drummond J.L., and Walker R. H. (2008). Leg and calf press training modes and their impact on jump performance parameters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(3): 766-772.
  • Caruso J.F., and Coday M.A. (2008). The combined acute effects of massage, rest periods and body part elevation upon resistance exercise performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(2): 575-582. Read article in PDF format
  • Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Monda J.K., Roberts K.P., and Potter W.T. (2007). Body mass and exercise variable relationships to lactate derived from gravity-independent devices. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 78(9): 864-870.
  • Leeper A., Coday M.A., Harikumar P. and Caruso J.F. (2007). Instrumentation of a high-speed inertial exercise device with load cell transducers. 53rd International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Short Communication). Volume 470: ISBN 987-1-934394-18-2.
  • Caruso J.F., Williams J.A., Hari P., McCoy J.D., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., and Capps L.B. (2006). Data reproducibility from the instrumentation of an inertial resistance exercise device suggested for use during space travel. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 14(4): 371-382.
  • Caruso J.F., Herron J.C., Capps L.B., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., and Drummond J.L. (2006). Blood lactate responses to leg presses performed against inertial resistance. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 77: 707-712.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Hernandez D.A., Cho M., Nelson N.M., Saito K., and De Garmo N. (2006). Net caloric cost and electromyographic responses to seated leg presses performed against inertial resistance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 14(1): 15-23.
  • Caruso J.F., Hernandez D.A., Porter A., Schweikert T., Saito K., Cho M., De Garmo N., and Nelson N.M. (2006). Integrated electromyography and performance outcomes to inertial resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 20(1): 151-156.
  • Caruso J.F., Herron J.C., Hernandez D.A., Porter A., Schweickert T., and Manning T.F. (2005). Metabolic responses to the seated calf press exercise performed against inertial resistance. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 76: 1019-1023.
  • Caruso J.F., Hernandez D.A., Porter A., Schweickert T., Saito K., Cho M., and De Garmo N. (2005). Comparing integrated electromyographic and anthropometric predictor variables on inertial resistance exercise performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 13(3): 197-206.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Hernandez D.A., and Yamauchi M. (2005). A comparison of isoload and isoinertial leg press training on bone and muscle outcomes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 19(3): 592-598.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Mercado D.R., Cook T.D., Higginson B., O'Meara S., Elias J., and Siconolfi S.F. (2005). Albuterol augments resistance exercise to attenuate ankle extensor strength loss. Journal of Applied Physiology. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01015.2004 Published on-line 1/7/05. Hardcopy 98(5): 1705-1711. Read article in PDF format
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., and De Garmo N. (2005). Oral albuterol dosing during the latter stages of a resistance exercise program. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 19(1): 102-107.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Cook T.D., Mercado D.R., Gibb G., Higginson B., Elias J., and Hernandez D.A. (2004). Can albuterol help resistance exercise attenuate unloading-induced bone losses? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 18(4): 753-759.
  • Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Mercado D.R., Cook T.D., Keller C.P., Montgomery A.G., and Elias J. (2004). Albuterol helps resistance exercise attenuate knee extensor unloading-induced strength losses. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 75: 505-511.
  • Caruso J.F., Hernandez D.A., Schweickert T., Saito K., Hamill J.L., and De Garmo N. (2003). A multivariate approach to predicting knee extensor performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 17(3): 608-613. Read article in PDF format
  • Caruso J.F., Hernandez D.A., Saito K., Cho M., and Nelson N.M. (2003). Inclusion of eccentric actions on metabolic cost resulting from work done on an inertial resistance ergometer. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 17(3): 549-555. Read article in PDF format

Areas of Research Focus

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Countermeasures

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa- Tulsa, Oklahoma 2003-2006
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nevada- Reno, Nevada 1998-2002
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Montana State University- Bozeman, Montana 1996-1998 

     

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa- Tulsa, Oklahoma 2003-2006
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nevada- Reno, Nevada 1998-2002
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Montana State University- Bozeman, Montana 1996-1998

Professional Affiliations

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Mentor, TURC (Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge) Program

Courses Taught at TU

  • Exercise Physiology (ATRG 3023)
  • Exercise Physiology Lab (ATRG 3121)
  • Motor Control (ATRG 4113)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2006 TURC Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2004-2005 TU CBA Mayo Research Excellence Award
  • TURC & National Merit Scholar Mentor
  • 2008 CBA Summer Research Grant Recipient
  • 2008 CBA Summer Research Grant Recipient
  • 2012 National Strength & Coniditioning Association/Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award
  • Recipient of The 2012 National Strength & Conditioning Association/Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award
  • 2007 TU Faculty Research Grant Recipient
  • 2007 TU Summer Faculty Fellowship Grant Recipient
  • 2006 CBA Summer Research Grant Recipient

Publications

  • The impact of resistive exercise training on the relationship between anthropometry and jump-based power indices
    Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., and McLagan J.R. (2008) Isokinetics and Exercise Science (In Press)
  • Anthropometry as a predictor of high-speed performance
    Caruso J.F., Ramey E.S., Hastings L.P., Monda J.K., Coday M.A., McLagan J.R., and Drummond J.L. (2009). International Journal of Sports Medicine. 30(7):522-525.
  • Blood lactate values from high-speed exercise
    Caruso J.F., Monda J.K., Hastings L.P., Ramey E.S., Coday M.A., McLagan J.R., and Wickel E.E. (2008). Isokinetics and Exercise Science (In Press)
  • Impact of accelertion on blood lactate values derived from high-speed resistance exercise
    Caruso J.F., Hari P., Leeper A., Coday M.A., Monda J.K., Ramey E., Hastings L.P., Golden M.R., and Davison S. (2008). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (In Press)
  • Instrumentation of an Inertial Kinetic Exercise device with a single axis accelerometer
    Kucera S., Caruso J.F., Golden M.R., McLagan J.R., and Hari P. (2008). 54th International Instrumentation Symposium (Published Conference Proceedings-Expanded Short Communication). Volume 471: ISBN/ID TPO8IIS013
  • Albuterol and exercise effects on ankle extensor strength during 40 days of unloading.
    Caruso J.F., Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Cook T.D., Mercado D.R., and Wickel E.E. (2008). Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 79(6): 577-584
  • Performance evaluation of a high-speed inertial exercise trainer
    Caruso J.F., Hari P., Coday M.A., Leeper A., Ramey E., Monda J.K., Hastings L.P. and Davison S. (2008). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(6): 1760-1768
  • Temporal strength changes from resistance exercise and albuterol on unloaded muscle
    Caruso J.F.,Hamill J.L., Yamauchi M., Saito K., Cook T.D., and Mercado D.R. (2008). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(4): 1156-1163
  • Leg and calf press training modes and their impact on jump performance adaptations
    Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., Griswold S., Polanski D., Drummond J.L., and Walker R.H. (2008). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(3): 766-772
  • The combined acute effects of massage, rest periods and body part elevation upon resistance exercise performance
    Caruso J.F. and Coday M.A. (2008). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(2): 576-582