Prof. Michael G. Bemben

Dept. of Health and Exercise Science

Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, USA


Dept. of Health and Exercise Science

Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, USA


Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics

Univ. of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, USA

Adjunct Assist., Professor

Dept. of Geriatric Medicine

Univ. of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, USA

Adjunct Assist., Professor

College of Liberal Studies

Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, USA

Adjunct Assist., Professor



1989 Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., USA, Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology)

1982 M.Sc., U. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., CAN, Physical Education (Exercise Physiology)

1980 H.B.P.H.E., Lakehead U., Thunder Bay, Ont., CAN, Honors Bachelor of Physical & Hlth Educ

1978 B.Sc., Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ont., CAN, Chemistry major-Biology minor

Publications (selected)

  1. Thiebaud R., Loenneke J., Fahs C., Kim D. K., Ye X., Abe T., Nosaka K., and Bemben M., Muscle damage after low intensity eccentric contractions with blood flow restriction. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, in press, 2013.
  2. Ye, X., Beck, T., Stock, M., Fahs, C., Kim, D. Loenneke, J., Thiebaud, R., De Freitas, J., Rossow, L., Bemben, D. and Bemben, M., Acute effects of wearing an elastic supportive device on bench press performance in young resistance trained males. Gazzetta Midica Italiana, in press, 2013.
  3. Fahs C., Thiebaud R., Rossow L., Loenneke J., Kim D. K., and Bemben M., Effect of lower limb preference on local muscular and vascular function in  middle-aged individuals. Physiologic Measures, in press, 2013.
  4. Abe, T., Kawakami, Y., Bemben, M., Fukunaga, T., Comparison of age-related, site specific muscle loss between young and old active and inactive Japanese women. J. Geriatric Physical Therapy, in press, 2013.
  5. Loenneke, J., Fahs, C., Rossow, L., Thiebaud, R., Abe, T., and Bemben, M., Blood flow restriction: Effects of cuff type on fatigue and perceptual responses to resistance exercise. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, in press, 2013.
  6. Harshvardhan S., Kim D. Y., Kim E., Bemben M., Anderson M., Seo DI and Bemben D., Jump test performance and sarcopenia status in men and women, 55 to 75 years of age.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, in press 2013.
  7. Kim, E., Gregg, L., Kim, D., Sherk, V., Bemben, M., and Bemben, D., Hormone responses to an acute bout of low intensity blood flow restricted resistance exercise in college-aged females.  Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine, in press, 2013.
  8. Ferguson, S., Kim, E., Kim, Dong-il., and Bemben, M., Comparing the effects of three weeks of upper body vibration training, vibration stretching, and stretching alone on shoulder flexibility in college-aged males. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(12): 3329-3334, 2013.
  9. Fahs, C., Loenneke, J., Rossow, L., and Bemben, M., Crossover muscular adaptation to blood flow-restricted exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(5): 1018, 2013.
  10. Karabulut M., Sonio G., Cavazos C., Leal J., and Bemben M., Tissue oxygenation, strength, and lactate responses to different blood flow restrictive pressures. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, on line, 2013.
  11. Loenneke, J., Thiebaud, R., Fahs, C., Rossow, L., Abe, T., and Bemben, M., Effect of cuff type on arterial occlusion. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 33(14): 325-327, 2013.
  12. Loenneke, J., Fahs, C., Rossow, L., Thiebaud, R., Mattocks, K., Abe, T., and Bemben, M. Blood flow restriction pressure recommendations: a tale of two cuffs. Frontiers in Physiology, 4: 1-3, 2013.
  13. Thiebaud R., Loenneke J., Fahs C., Rossow L., Kim D. K., Abe T., Anderson M., Young K., Bemben D., and Bemben M., The effects of elastic band resistance training combined with blood flow restriction on strength, total bone-free lean body mass and muscle thickness in postmenopausal women. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 33(5): 344-352, 2013.
  14. Ye X., Fahs C., Rossow L., Thiebaud R., Kim D., Bemben M., Abe T., Relationship between lifting performance and skeletal muscle mass in elite power lifters. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53: 409-414, 2013.
  15. Loenneke J., Fahs C., Abe T., Rossow L., Ozaki H., Pujol T., and Bemben M., Hypertension risk: exercise is medicine for most but not all. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, on line 2013.
  16. Sherk V., Chrisman C., Smith J., Young K., Singh H., Bemben M., Bemben D., Acute bone marker responses to whole body vibration and resistance exercise in young women. J Clinical Densitometry, 16(1): 104-109, 2013.
  17. Loenneke, J., Fahs, C., Rossow, L., Thiebaud, R., Abe, T., and Bemben, M., Blood flow restriction does not result in prolonged decrements in torque. European J of Applied Physiology, 113: 923-931, 2013.
  18. Loenneke J., Fahs C., Heffernan K., Rossow L., Thiebaud R., and Bemben M., Relationship between thigh muscle mass and augmented pressure from wave reflections in healthy adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113: 395-401, 2013.
  19. Karabulut, M., Sherk, V., Bemben, D., Bemben, M., Inflammation marker, damage marker, and anabolic hormone responses to resistance training with vascular restriction in older men. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 33: 393-399, 2013.
  20. Sherk K., Sherk V., Anderson M., Bemben D., and Bemben M., Differences inn tibia morphology between the sound and affected sides in AFO using survivors of stroke.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(3): 510-515, 2013.
  21. Loenneke J. P., Fahs C.A., Rossow L.M., Xin Y., Kim D., Abe T., Thiebaud R., and Bemben M.G., The acute hemodynamic effects of blood flow restriction in the absence of exercise. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 33(1):79-82, 2013.
  22. Abe T., Thiebaud R., Loenneke J., Bemben M., Loftin M., Fukunaga T., Influence of severe sarcopenia on cardiovascular risk factors in non-obese men. Metabolic Syndrome &Related Dis, 10(6): 407-412, 2012.
  23. Loenneke J. P., Young K. C., Fahs C. A., Rossow L. M., Bemben D. A., and Bemben M. G., Blood flow restriction: Rationale for improving bone. Medical Hypothesis, 78: 523-527, 2012.
  24. Giovannetti J., Bemben M., Bemben D., and Cramer J., Relationship between estimated Aerobic fitness and injury rates among active duty at an air force base based upon two separate measures of estimated cardiovascular fitness. Military Medicine, 177(1):36-40, 2012.
  25. Loenneke, J., Wilson, J., Wilson, G., Pujol, J., and Bemben, M., Potential safety issue with blood flow restricted training. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport, 21(4):510-518, 2012.

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