Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2015 Autonomic response To tactical pistol performance measured by heart rate variabilityJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 926-933.
2009 Functional Performance Following an Ice Bag Application to the HamstringsNational Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 44-50.
2007 Effect of creatine supplementation on cycle ergometer exercise in a hyperthermic enviroJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 57-61.
2004 Validation of a new method for estimating VO2max based on VO2 reserveMed. Sci. Sports Exerc.. 1421-1426.
2003 Association of menstrual cycle hormone changes with anterior cruciate ligament laxity measurementsJournal of Athletic Training. 298-303.
2003 Childhood obesity's relationship to time spent in sedentary behavior.  583-586.
2003 Effect of creatine supplementation on body composition and performance: a meta-analysisInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 198-226.
2001 Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the one-repetition maximum bench press of weight trained malesJ. Strength Cond. Res.. 102-108.
2001 Sport facility management: an emerging career option for sport management majorsThe Virginia Journal. 6-7.
2000 Moderate intensity exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in womenJournal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine. 65-73.
2000 Use of creatine and other supplements by members of civilian and military health clubs: a cross-sectional surveyInternational Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 245-259.
1999 Comparison of blood pressure responses to acute static and dynamic exercise in three racial groupsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1793-1798.
1999 Creatine supplementation does not increase peak power production and work capacity during repetitive Wingate testing in womenJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 394-399.
1999 Effects of 14 weeks of resistive training on lipid profile and body fat percentage in pre-menopausal womenBritish Journal of Sports Medicine. 190-195.
1999 Exercise training and intensity does not alter vascular volume responses in womenAviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 1070-1076.
1999 Physiological effects of constant vs. variable power during endurance cyclingMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1472-1477.
1998 Creatine supplementation and exercise performance: an updateJournal of the American College of Nutrition. 216-234.
1998 Red cell volume and [Erythropoietin] responses during exposure to simulated microgravityAviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 347-351.
1998 Relationship between heart rate reserve and %VO2Reserve in treadmill exerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 318-321.
1997 Effects of exercise mode on hematologic adaptations to endurance training in adult femalesAviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 788-794.
1997 Twelve weeks of endurance exercise training does not affect iron status measures in adult femalesJournal of the American Dietetic Association. 1116-1121.
1996 Effect of Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim L supplementation on physiological responses to submaximal and maximal exerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 482-489.
1992 Training for endurance sportMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. S340-S343 (Supplement).
1988 Project Readiness II: Some results from a physical fitness and health enhancement program for law enforcement personnelJournal of the South Carolina Medical Association. 119-124.
1982 Descriptive analysis of a mandatory law enforcement fitness programSouth Carolina Law Enforcement Officer's Association Magazine. 16-22.

Books

Year Title
2017 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport.  Dubuque, IA.
1999 Creatine: The Power Supplement (translated in to Portuguese, 2000).  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, Inc..

Grants

  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 2004 - 2005
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 2003 - 2004
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 2002 - 2003
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 2001 - 2002
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 2000 - 2001
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 1999 - 2000
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 1998 - 1999
  • Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine. 1997 - 1998
  • Circadian and menstrual variation in serum erythropoietin in young, physically active females  awarded by Old Dominion University Summer Faculty Research Grant - 1998
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness in the Public Schools 1995
  • The effect of eleutherococcus senticosus supplementation on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise  awarded by Omega Nutripharm, Inc 1994 - 1995
  • The effects of low frequency vibration on blood lactate" and "The effects of low frequency vibration on serum catecholamines and endorphins  awarded by Sound Related Technologies and Technology Application Center 1994 - 1995
  • Erythropoietin radioimmunoassay kits to investigate the effects of maximal exercise on the erythropoietic process following 16 days of exposure to either bed rest or normal gravity  awarded by American College of Sports Medicine Foundation/National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doctoral Student Research Grant 1993
  • Donation of lab supplies and Evans Blue Dye for measurement of plasma volume in dissertation research,  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1992
  • Survey of health/fitness behavior of alumni of Furman University and Davidson College  awarded by Research and Professional Grant Committee, Furman University 1988
  • Development of an instructional video tap of stations in a laboratory health screening battery  awarded by New Faculty Development Grant, Furman University 1987
  • Effects of hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle on joint laxity in females  awarded by October, 2000 District III Research Grant, National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2000 -
  • The effects of creatine versus placebo supplementation on heart rate, core body temperature, weight, and blood concentrations of exercising individuals  awarded by 2001 District II Research Grant, National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2000 -
  • Keywords

  • Fitness and Sport
  • Nutrition in Health
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science, University of South Carolina 1993
  • M.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of South Carolina 1980
  • B.A. in Health and Physical Education, Furman University 1978
  • Full Name

  • John Branch