“Recent findings from our Human Performance lab confirm that energy costs actually rise in the recovery from some but not all types of exercise. We are currently determining what exercises specifically promote this extra energy cost and will be designing exercise programs to exploit this finding.”
- Christopher B. Scott, Department of Exercise, Health and Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 2002
M.S., University of Arizona, 1990
U.S. Sports Academy, Master of Sport Science, 1985
B.S., Springfield College, 1984
Chris Scott is a leading contributor to the field of exercise physiology. A member of USM’s Exercise, Health and Sport Sciences faculty since 2002, Prof. Scott is the sole author of a textbook on the subject, “A Primer for the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Metabolism” (Human Press, 2008). His research agenda focuses primarily on the energy costs of strength, speed and power-related activities.
Dr. Scott directs the Human Performance Laboratory, where he works closely with USM students on projects related to the estimation of energy expenditure before, during and after exercise and eating. He has published 49 articles in peer-reviewed journals and mentored over 45 undergraduate research projects. His research has been instrumental in measuring the “afterburn” effect. Recent findings confirm that energy costs actually rise in the recovery from certain forms of exercise. “We are currently determining what exercises specifically promote this extra energy cost and will be designing exercise programs to exploit this finding.”
Dr. Scott has served on the University Institutional Review Board, Research Council and College Peer Review; and has been the co-director of Thinking Matters (USM’s student research symposium). He is a former Chair of the Exercise, Health and Sport Science Department.
Dr. Scott talks about the energy costs of brief intense exercise and recovery: http://www.builtlean.com/2011/06/29/afterburn-effect-of-exercise-qa-with-dr-christopher-scott-phd/
Estimating the energy costs of strength, speed and power, before, during and after exercise, work and fitness-related activities
Scott, C.B. Intermittent resistance exercise: evolution from the steady state. Central European Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 6:85-91, 2014 Scholarship of Integration.
Scott, C.B. Combustion, respiration and intermittent exercise: a theoretical perspective on oxygen uptake and energy expenditure. Biology 3:255-263, 2014. Scholarship of integration.
Aniceto, R.R., R.M. Ritti-Dias, C.B. Scott, F. F. Martens de Lima, T.M. Pessoa dos Prazeres and W.L. do Prado. Acute effects of different weight training methods on energy expenditure in trained men. Rev Bras Med Esporte. 19:181-185, 2013. Scholarship of discovery.
Scott, C.B. and C. Fountaine. Estimating the costs of intermittent exercise. Journal of Human Kinetics. 38:91-98, 2013. Scholarship of Discovery and Integration.
Scott, C.B.”The energy costs of resistance training” Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Strength & Conditioning, (ISBN: 978-989-704-142-6) 2013. Scholarship of Discovery and Integration.
Scott, C.B. The effect of time-under-tension and lifting cadence on aerobic, anaerobic and recovery energy expenditure: 3 submaximal lifts. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 37:252-256, 2012
Scott, C.B. Glucose and fat oxidation: bomb calorimeter be damned. Scientific World J, 2012: (312463), 2012
Scott, C.B. Oxygen costs peak after resistance training sets: A rationale for the importance of recovery over exercise. J Exer Physiol online, 15:1-8, 2012
Scott, C.B. Quantifying the immediate recovery energy expenditure after weight lifting. J Strength Cond. Res. 25:1159-1163, 2011
Scott C.B. and Earnest C. Weight lifting energy expenditure to fatigue cannot be based on non-fatigue measurements. J Exer Physiol online (Feb 2011).
Scott, C.B. Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease. F.C. Mooren (Ed.), 2011. (invited contribution).
Textbook: A Primer for the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Metabolism, Human Press, 2008