department of kinesiology

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Jake Earp

  • Assistant Professor
  • Kinesiology
  • Phone: 401-874-7845
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  • Mailing Address: Independence Square room 217


Dr Earp’s research focuses on morphological adaptations to exercise, muscle-tendon interaction during exercise and the use of exercise in tendon health and adaptation. With a keen interest in applied sports science he has served as a consultant for numerous athletes and teams including the Australian and Indonesian Olympic Committees as well as a strength and conditioning coach at the US-Olympic Training Center, the National Strength & Conditioning Association World Headquarters, the International Performance Institute and the University of Connecticut. Dr Earp current serves an Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research and is a Member at Large in the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach by the National Strength & Conditioning Association and Sport Performance Coach by USA Weightlifting.


Tendon Rehabilitation; Muscle Morphology; Sports Biomechanics; Hormonal Response to Resistance Training;


Ph.D. Sports Science, Edith Cowan University (Western Australia)

M.A. Kinesiology, University of Connecticut

B.S. Exercise Science, Slipper Rock University


Earp JE, Newton RU, Cormie P, Blazevich AJ. The Influence of External Load on Quadriceps Muscle and Tendon Dynamics during Jumping. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001361.

Earp JE, Stucchi DT, DeMartini JK, Roti MW. Regional Surface Electromyography of the Vastus Lateralis During Strength and Power Exercises. J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Jun;30(6):1585-91. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001405.

Earp JE, Newton RU, Cormie P, Blazevich AJ. Faster Movement Speed Results in Greater Tendon Strain during the Loaded Squat Exercise. Frontiers in Physiology. 2016;7:366. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00366.

Earp JE, Newton RU, Cormie P, Blazevich AJ. Inhomogenous quadriceps femoris hypertrophy in response to strength and power training. Med Sci Sprots Exerc. 2015 Nov; 47(11): 2389-97.

Earp JE, Newton RU, Cormie PU, Blazevich AJ. The influence of loading intensity on muscle-tendon unit behavior during maximal knee extensor stretch shortening cycle exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Jan; 114(1):59-69.

Volek JS, Volk BM, Gómez AL, Kunces LJ, Kupchak BR, Freidenreich DJ, Aristizabal JC, Saenz C, Dunn-Lewis C, Ballard KD, Quann EE, Kawiecki DL, Flanagan SD, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Earp JE, Fernandez ML, Bruno RS, Ptolemy AS, Kellogg MD, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ. Whey protein supplementation during resistance training augments lean body mass. J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(2):122-35.

Earp JE, Newton RU, Cormie PU, Blazevich AJ. Knee angle-specific EMG normalization: The use of polynomial based EMG-angle relationships. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2013 Feb;23(1) 238-44.

Earp JE, Newton RU. Advances in electronic timing systems: considerations for selecting an appropriate timing system. J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Mar;26(5):1245-8.

Comstock BA, Solomon-Hill G, Flanagan SD, Earp JE, Luk HY Dobbins KA, Dunn-Lewis C, Fragala MS, Ho JY, Hatfield DL, Vingren JL, Denegar CR, Volek JS, Kupchak BR, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ. Validity of the Myotest© in measuring force and power production in the squat and bench press. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Aug;25(8):2293-7.

Earp JE, Kraemer WJ, Cormie P, Volek JS, Maresh CM, Joseph M, Newton RU. The influence of muscle-tendon unit structure on rate force development during squat, countermovement and drop jumps. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Feb;25(2):340-7.

Kraemer WJ, Flanagan SD, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Earp JE, Dunn-Lewis C, Ho JY, Thomas GA, Solomon-Hill G, Penwell ZR, Powell MD, Wolf MR, Volek JS, Denegar CR, Maresh CM. Effects of a whole body compression garment on markers of recovery after a heavy resistance workout in men and women. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Mar;24(3):804-14.

Earp JE, Joseph M, Kraemer WJ, Newton RU, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Dunn-Lewis C, Solomon-Hill G, Penwell ZR, Powell MD, Volek JS, Denegar CR, Häkkinen K, Maresh CM. Lower-body muscle structure and its role in jump performance during squat, countermovement, and depth drop jumps. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Mar;24(3):722-9.

Earp JE, Kraemer WJ. Medicine Ball Training Implications for Rotational Power Sports. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 2010 Aug;32(4):20-25.

Bower ME, Kraemer WJ, Potteiger JA, Volek JS, Hatfield DA, Vingren JL, Spiering BA, Fragala MS, Ho JY, Thomas GA, Earp JE, Häkkinen K, Maresh CM. Relationship between off-ice testing variables and on-ice speed in women’s collegiate synchronized figure skaters: implications for training. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Mar;24(3):831-9.

Migiano MJ, Vingren JL, Volek JS, Maresh CM, Fragala MS, Ho JY, Thomas GA, Hatfield DL, Häkkinen K, Ahtiainen J, Earp JE, Kraemer WJ. Endocrine response patterns to acute unilateral and bilateral resistance exercise in men. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jan;24(1):128-34.

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