Faculty of Health

Dr Simon Feros

Phone: (03) 5327 8055
Email: s.feros@federation.edu.au
Room: P931
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Clinical Exercise Physiology / Exercise and Sport Science

Qualifications

  • PhD (Human Movement)
  • Masters of Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)

Accreditations

  • Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)
  • Exercise Scientist (ESSA)
  • ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • ASCA Pro-Scheme Intern Coach

Teaching areas

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Functional anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical exercise rehabilitation

Professional associations

  • Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

Awards

  • Awarded APA scholarship from 2011-2014
  • Most outstanding graduate from Graduate Diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation (2009)
  • Most outstanding graduate from Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Human Movement) 2008

Research interests

  • The exploitation of the postactivation potentiation phenomenon on subsequent sports performances requiring power or endurance. My research involves manipulation of warm-up variables (intensity, volume, and rest periods) to determine what is optimal for enhancing subsequent performance, with a curiosity towards how long these beneficial effects can be sustained, and if these positive effects can be re-applied with intermittent type power sports.

Publications

  • Denham, J., Feros, S. A., & O'Brien, B. J. (2015), Four weeks of sprint interval training improves 5 km run performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2137-2141.
  • Young, W.B., Talpey S., Feros, S., O'Grady, M., Radford, C. (2015). Lower body exercise selection across the force-velocity continuum to enhance sprinting performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 23(3), 39-42.
  • Feros, S. A., Young, W. B., Rice, A. J., & Talpey, S. W. (2012). The effect of including a series of isometric conditioning contractions on 1000m rowing performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(12), 3326-34.
  • Feros, S. A. (2010). The implementation of an isometric postactivation potentiation protocol to the warm-up of elite rowing: A review of the literature. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 18(3), 33-38.
  • Feros, S. A., Young, W. B., O'Brien, B. J., & Bradshaw, R. J. (2012). Physically preparing the fast bowler in cricket: A review of the literature. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(S1), 117-122.
  • Bradshaw, R. J., Young, W. B., O'Brien, B. J., & Feros, S. A. (2012). Agility training for tennis. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(S1).
  • Talpey, S., Young, W., Saunders, N., & Feros, S. (2012). Examining approaches to combining strength and power in a training program. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(S1).
  • Feros, S. A., Young, W. B., & O'Brien, B. J. (2013). The acute effects of heavy-ball bowling on fast bowling performance in cricket. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(S2), 41-44.
  • Feros, S. A., Young, W. B., & O'Brien, B. J. (2014). The relationships between selected physical qualities and bowling performance, with "match-intensity" and "maximal-effort" deliveries in cricket pace-bowlers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(5), 120-123.