Dr. Jacobo Morales

Educational Background:

Professor
B.A. – Physical Education.  University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, May 1982.
M.A. – Exercise Physiology.  Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, December 1985.
Ph.D. - Kinesiological Sciences (Exercise Physiology).  University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, April 1990.

Recent Publications:

Sunderland, KL, Greer, F, and Morales, J.  VO2max and ventilatory threshold of trained cyclists are not affected by 28-day l-arginine supplementation.  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 25(3):833-837, 2011.

Cabrera, C., B. Pettitt, J. Morales, & F. Greer.  Exercise bouts at three different intensities fail to potentiate concentric power.  International Journal of Exercise Science. 2(1):38-47, 2009.

Moffit, J., B. Boggess. J. Morales, & T. Anderson.  The effects of kinetic energy on concentric and eccentric isokinetic work.  Journal of Sports, Science and Medicine. 7(1):84-90, 2008.

F. Greer, J. Morales. Wingate Performance and Surface EMG Frequency Variables are Not Affected by Caffeine Ingestion.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 31(5): 597-603, 2006.

Recent Conference Presentation:

Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation With Acute Caffeine Ingestion on Simulated 3-km Cycle Performance.  Brian Ferguson, Felicia Greer, Jacobo Morales, & Tim Anderson.  Poster presentation to be given at the 2011 National ACSM meeting, Denver, CO. 

Wingate Performance and Surface EMG Frequency Variables Are Not Affected By Creatine or Creatine+Caffeine Ingestion .  Jacobo Morales, Felicia Greer, Darpan Patel, Tim Anderson, Wade Gilbert, Amanda Stetler & John Monroe1. Poster presentation given at the 2009 National ACSM meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Graduate Classes Taught:

KINES 222           Biomechanics
KINES 233           Advanced Exercise Physiology
KINES 235           Instrumentation Techniques in Exercise Physiology
KINES 237           Design and Implementation of Resistance Training Programs

Research Areas:

Exercise Physiology – Applied Research
Biomechanics – Applied Research

Current Projects:

Power-Velocity Relationships of Intact Human Skeletal Muscle during Cycle Ergometry

Response of the surface emg power spectrum during concentric, dynamic muscle actions.

The effects of creatine and caffeine supplementation on expressed fatigue, power, and the frequency spectrum of the surface electromyogram (EMG) during high-intensity, short-term cycling.

Normative Data for Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump, and Genu Varum/Valgum

Professional Organizations:

American College of Sports Medicine
Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Hobbies:

Intense, scientifically-based, chronic exercise training
Apple Computers
Star Trek
Nikon (digital) Cameras and lenses

Quotes:

I DON'T live by any quotes. I make them as I go by.
I AM my personal hero and mentor. Few humans approach what I have become.

Favorite Quote:

“Resistance is Futile” (Borg Collective)

Favorite Sports:

Track & Field, Olympic Weightlifting, Olympic Volleyball, Olympic Gymnastics, Olympic Swimming, College Football, College NCAA men’s tournament

Favorite Sports to Watch:

Track & Field, Olympic Weightlifting, Olympic Volleyball, Olympic Gymnastics, Olympic Swimming, College Football, College NCAA men’s tournament

Favorite Sports to Play:

Ultimate Frisbee
Basketball
Volleyball
Baseball

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-5168
Email: jacobom@csufresno.edu
Office: SG 139M