Professor Shi Zhou MEd(BeijingInstPhysEd), PhD(Melb) 

Professor Shi Zhou is an exercise physiologist and has been lecturing in this University
since 1991. 

His current research interest is mainly in the area of neuromuscular responses and
adaptations to exercise and training. He also has research interests in exercise testing,
training and rehabilitation for selected populations, and nutritional supplementation for
health and performance. 

His current research projects include exercise intervention for improving muscle strength
and balance control in older adults; bilateral effects of unilateral exercise; traits of
mitochondrial DNA in relation to endurance performance; and effects of hypoxia
interventions on exercise performance and diabetes. 

He has published more than 60 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 120
conference papers. He is advising research students at PhD, Masters and Honours levels.

Journal articles

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Effects of ankle joint position and submaximal muscle contraction intensity on soleus H-reflex modulation in young and older adults (with Colleen Cartwright), Motor Control (2014)

This study investigated the effects of ankle joint position and submaximal contraction intensity on soleus...

 

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The acute effect of mouth only breathing on time to completion, heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, blood lactate and ventilatory measures during a high-intensity shuttle run (with Rudi A. Meir, Guang-Gao Zhao, Rosalind Beavers, and Allan Davie), Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2014)

This study investigated the effect of restricting nasal breathing during a series of 20 meter...

 

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Bilateral effects of unilateral electromyostimulation training on strength and surface myoelectric signal (with Junhai Yu and Liping Huang), Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (2013)
 

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An investigation of surf participation and injury prevalence in Australian surfers: a self-reported retrospective analysis (with Rudi A. Meir, Margaret I. Rolfe, Wendy L. Gilleard, and Rosanne A. Coutts), New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine (2012)

Aim: To establish the prevalence and type of injuries sustained by Australian surfers in a...

 

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Bilateral effects of 6 weeks' unilateral acupuncture and electroacupuncture on ankle dorsiflexors muscle strength: a pilot study (with Li-Ping Huang, Jun Liu, Jun-Hai Yu, Qiang Tian, and Long-Jun Cao), Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012)

Objectives: To determine the effect of unilateral manual acupuncture at selected acupoints on ankle dorsiflexion...

 

Books

Exercise physiology: human bioenergetics and its applications (1984) by GA Brooks & TD Fahey (Chinese translation) (with Xirang Yang and X M. Tao), School of Health and Human Sciences Papers (1988)
 

Book chapters

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H-reflex assessment as a tool for understanding motor functions in postural control (with Yungsheng Chen), Posture: types, assessment and control (2012)

The Hoffmann reflex (H-reflex) has been extensively used to investigate spinal reflex function in clinical...

 

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Postural control: changes with ageing and exercise (with Pedro Bezerra and Zachary Crowley), Posture: types, assessment and control (2012)

Ageing is frequently accompanied by a decrease of neuromuscular capacities which are associated with increased...

 

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An fMRI investigation on brain activity in response to unilateral acupuncture, electroacupuncture and electromyostimulation on ST36 and ST39 (with Li-Ping Huang, Xi-Lian Hu, Xia Li, Heng Xiang, Na Xiao, Long-Jun Cao, Yong-Jun Wang, and Hui Wang), Acupuncture: concepts and physiology (2011)
 

The age-related changes in controlling force and posture across adulthood [Alterações do controle de força e postura ao longo da vida adulta] (with Pedro Bezerra), Health Promotion and Physical Activity: Contributions for Human development. [Promoção da Saúde e da Actividade Física: Contributos para o Desenvolvimento Humano (2010)

Este estudo teve como objectivos verificar se existem diferenças no rácio flexores:extensores do joelho (HQR)...

 

Thigh anthropometric changes in response to six weeks of voluntary and electromyostimulation-superimposed voluntary training in young men (Book chapter) (with Pedro Bezerra, Zachary Crowley, and Andrew Hooper), Kinanthropometry XI: 2008 Pre-Olympic Congress Anthropometry Research (2009)

The aims of this study were to determine the cross sectional area (CSA) of the...

 

Conference presentations

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Expression of muscular strength can be affected by intramuscular needling (with Huang Liping, Ming Ao, and Zhao Meiling), BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Neuro Talk-2012: Open the Black Box of Nervous System (2012)
 

Age-related change in knee extensors and flexors rate of force development and its relation to postural stability (with Pedro Bezerra, Zachary Crowley, and Robert Baglin), 14th Congress of The European College of Sport Science (2009)

Introduction

The ability to develop force rapidly, assessed as the rate of force development (RFD),...

 

An investigation on the ability in control of static balance and quadriceps muscle activation in patients with knee osteoarthritis (with Liping Huang, Liqin Zhang, Longjun Cao, and Qiang Tian), Motor Control Conference VI: From basic motor control to functional recovery (2009)

Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints. Individuals with KOA suffer...

 

An investigation on the anthropometry profile and its relationship with selected physical performance measurements of elite Chinese women volleyball players (with Yuyi Zhang, Xiaorong Chen, Qin Zhang, and Ji Li), 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (2009)

The purposes of this study were to determine the anthropometric characteristics and physical performance in...

 

Does the left leg know what the right leg is doing? (with Liping Huang, Zhen Lu, Xia Li, Longjun Cao, Junhai Yu, Jun Liu, Xilian Hu, Heng Xiang, Xingfeng Ma, Na Xiao, Zhenghui Wang, Qiang Tian, Andrew Oakman, Pedro Bezerra, and Allan J. Davie), Does the left leg know what the right leg is doing? (2009)

It is known that unilateral resistance exercise or electromyostimulation (EMS) training can increase muscular strength...

 

Theses

Test-retest reliability of the soleus H-reflex is affected by joint positions and force levels (with Yungsheng Chen, Colleen M. Cartwright, Zachary Crowley, Robert Baglin, and Fang Wang), 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (2009)

The H-reflex has been extensively used to exam the spinal motoneuron excitability. However, no report...

 

Conference publications

Bilateral effects of eight weeks unilateral acupuncture on ankle dorsiflexion strength (with Gang Xu, Zhaojun Wang, Qiang Tian, Liping Huang, Ming Ao, Meiling Ahao, Longjun Cao, and Jun Liang), Proceedings of the XIXth Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2012)

INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that acupuncture at acupoints on one limb can improve muscle...

 

Contralateral effect of unilateral exercise on muscle steadiness and motor unit activity (with Anita Christie and Gary Kamen), Proceedings of the XIXth Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2012)

INTRODUCTION: The ability to produce steady muscle contraction force is affected by the contraction intensity....

 

The effect of Tai Chi exercise on strength, strength ratios, and postural control in older adults (with Zachary Crowley-McHattan), Proceedings of the XIXth Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2012)

INTRODUCTION: Tai Chi (TC) is a traditional Chinese exercise that has become popular among many...

 

Effects of endurance training on alternate days or continuous four days on gene and protein expression related to mitochondrial biogenesis (with M Yao and Yongjun Wang), 10th annual conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (2011)

Introduction: Optimal training outcomes result from appropriate combination of overloading and recovery. The aim of...

 

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Impact of restricting nasal breathing on physiological responses during a simple sports conditioning drill (with Rudi A. Meir, Guanggoa Zhao, Rosalind Beavers, and Allan Davie), 2011 International Conference on Applied Strength Conditioning (2011)
 

Reports

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An investigation of surf participation and injury prevalence in Australian surfers: a self-reported retrospective analysis (with Rudi A. Meir, Wendy L. Gilleard, and Rosanne A. Coutts), School of Health and Human Sciences (2011)