"Anthony Caterisano Furman University"

Dr. Caterisano has served 30 years as a Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Health Sciences. In addition to Co-authoring two books with Virginia Tech Head Strength Coach Mike Gentry ( A Chance to Win: a complete guide to physical training for football, 2004 and The Ultimate Guide to Physical Training for Football, 2013), Caterisano has written a chapter Martin Rooney's book Warrior Cardio. He has authored dozens of presentations and research papers focusing on exercise and resistance training in journals such as The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. In 1999 Caterisano attained Fellow status in the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM). He holds certifications by ACSM as an Exercise Test Technologist (ETT) and by NSCA as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D).

Caterisano served as Head Wrestling Coach of the varsity wrestling program at Furman (1984-1991) and for Spartanburg Methodist College (2003 – 2010). Currently he is Head Wrestling Coach at Wade Hampton High School where he coaches his son Mike. As a competitive powerlifter Dr. Caterisano has won 16 straight South Carolina state titles at the Masters level in powerlifting as well as 10 National titles in powerlifting at the Masters level. On the world stage Caterisano took Gold medals each year in the past 10 years in the World Championships in the drug-free, World Natural Powerlifting Federation (2002 – 2012). In 2007 he won two gold and one silver medal in the WNPF World Championships in 2007, leading the Furman University Powerlifting team to the team championship that year.

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HSC-101

Wellness Concepts

Wellness concepts which promote lifetime fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Topics include: aerobic and muscular conditioning, nutrition, and medical aspects of fitness. Participation in activities to develop cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.

HSC-242

Scientific Prncpls of Coaching

Concepts of physical conditioning from the theoretical to practical application of program design. Lectures cover current theories of training; discussions engage students in case studies and labs provide opportunities for testing and preparing athletes.

HSC-244

Scientific Prncpls of Training

The science of designing effective exercise programs for different populations and sport performances. How to design physical assessment tests and teach proper exercise techniques.

  • Gentry, R.M. and A. Caterisano, The Ultimate Guide to Physical Training For Football, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY 2013.
  • Caterisano, A., R.E. Hutchison, D. Abernethey, and J.T. Jakiela, “Improved Functional Power Over a 5-Week Period: Comparison of Traditional Training to Tsunami Barbell Training” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 45, No. 5, May 2013
  • Hutchison, R.E., A.Caterisano, R.F. Moss, J.T. Jakiela, and V. Haggett, “Comparison of Applied Forces Between Flexible Tsunami Barbell and Olympic Barbell During Bench Press” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 45, No. 5, May 2013
  • Jakiela, J.T., A. Caterisano, R.E. Hutchison, T. Snook, G. Rogers, and R.F. Moss, “Comparison of Muscle Activity Between The Tsunami Barbell and An Olympic Barbell” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 45, No. 5, May 2013
  • Caterisano, A., E.R. Shaver, I. Whatley, and R.F. Moss “ Change in Aerobic Efficiency Among Novice Female Race Walkers Following 8 Weeks of Training” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2012
  • Marsh, V.C., K. Kirby, C. Allmandinger and A. Caterisano, “Electromyographic Activation of 3 Back Muscles During Pronated, Supinated, and Behind The Neck Pull-ups”Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2012
  • O’Neill, A. and A. Caterisano “The Effect of EnergyCareTM Bands on Selected Physical Performance Tests” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2012
  • Shaver E.R., A. Caterisano, I. Whatley, and R.F. Moss “The Effect of 8 Weeks of Race Walking Training on Maximum Oxygen Capacity” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2012
  • Caterisano, A., L.H. Farrow, and R.F. Moss “Effects of a high-fat vs. high- carbohydrate meal on DXA Scan body fat results” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 2011
  • Farrow, L.H., Z. Hickerson, and A. Caterisano “Effects of lunge variation on EMG activity of 3 superficial thigh muscles” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 2011
  • Caterisano, A, T. Twitty, S. Dungan, and J. Rogers "THE EFFECT OF TWO DIFFERENT METHODS OF CARRYING WEIGHT ON OXYGEN CONSUMPTION" Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise    Vol. 42 No. 5 May, 2010.
  • Caterisano, A., J.M. Grossnickle, B.T. Patrick, R.F. Moss, L. Salter, and N. Basinger, “The Electromyographic Analysis of Three Abdominal Core Muscles: Comparing the Crunch to the Plank” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 41, No. 5, pg. S344, May 2009.
  • Grossnickle, J.M., A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick, R.F. Moss, N. Basinger , and L. Salter, “The Effect of Crunch Exercise Speed on Electromyographic Activity of Three Abdominal Muscles “ Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 41, No. 5, pg. S344, May 2009.
  • Moss, R.F., A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick, and J.M. Grossnickle, “Comparing EMG Data on Upper and Lower Regions of Rectus Abdominus During Exercise to Fatigue” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 41, No. 5, pg. S537, May 2009.
  • Caterisano, A., B.T. Patrick, J.M. Grossnickle, and R.F. Moss, “The Effect of Varying Intensity on Total Energy Expenditure During Circuit Weight Training With Equal Volume” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 40, No. 5, pg. S257, May 2008.
  • Caterisano, A., B.T. Patrick, R.F. Moss, and J.M. Grossnickle, “Variable Training Intensities With Equivalent Training Volume Affects EPOC In Circuit Weight –training” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5, pg. S481,May 2007
  • Moss, R.F., A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick, F.J. Goodwin and N. Leblanc “Comparison of VO2, Blood Lactate, Ventilation, and Heart Rate Between Treadmill and Free Range Running” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5, pg. S207, May 2007
  • Patrick, B.T., A. Caterisano, E. Webb, G. Guth, and R.F. Moss “Oxygen Consumption and Energy Expenditure of Different Intensities of Weight- Training in Women” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 39, No. 5, pg. S482, May 2007
  • Patrick, B.T. and A. Caterisano “Hemodynamic Adjustments to Circulatory Arrest During and Following Isometric Handgrip in Resistance Trained and Untrained Men” J. Sports Med. Phys. Fitness, Vol. 45, No. 3, pg. 393-400, 2005.
  • Caterisano, A., B.T. Patrick, D. Shelby , K. Stevens, and L. King “Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption Following Sets of 10RM Bench Presses Among Trained Males: A Comparison of Three Different Rest Intervals.” presentation NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas, NV July, 2005.
  • Caterisano, A., M. R Dsechenes, and S.E. Gordon “Adaptations of Aged and Young Adult Muscle Fibers to Chronic Overload” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 37, No. 5, May 2005
  • Caterisano, A. “Looking for the Overlap: When Science Meets Application in Resistance Training” Presented as an invited speaker at the New England American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting Nov. 2004
  • Gentry, M. and T. Caterisano, A Chance to Win: A Complete Guide to Physical Training for Football (revised edition) Sports Publishing. Publisher, Champaign Ill. 2005.
  • Caterisano, A., J.A. Reed, and A. Price “ Comparison of Estimating Energy Expenditures Using Caltrac and Three Aerobic Field Tests” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 36, No. 5, May 2004
  • Caterisano, A., P. Blount, B. Greer, B. Fletcher, J. Farmer, D. Kyriakos and P. Stewart, “The Effects of SuperSlow Training on Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition in College-Age Males” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2003.
  • Greer B., P. Blount, A. Caterisano, K. Karinshak, D. Shelby, and L. Valez, “The Effects of SuperSlow Training on Resting Blood Pressure in College- Age Males” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2003.
  • P. J. Blount, A. Caterisano, B. Greer, B. Fletcher, J. Farmer, P. Stewart, and J. Norton “The Effects of SuperSlow Training on Strength Parameters in College-Age Males” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2003.
  • Gentry, M. and T. Caterisano, A Chance to Win: A Complete Guide to Physical Training for Football The Iron Palace Co. Publisher, Taylors SC 2003.
  • Fraizer, K. A. Caterisano, P. Blount, B. Greer, L. Valez, W. Lawton and J. Woodard “The Effect of Superslow Training on Systolic, Diastolic, and Mean Arterial Blood Pressure” Presented at Southeast ACSM annual meeting, Atlanta GA, Jan. 2003.
  • Caterisano, A. B.T. Patrick, P. Mueller, and R.F. Moss “The Role of Central Command and Metaboreflex Adjustments of Hemodynamics in Weight- trained and Aerobically-trained Men” presentation NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas, NV July, 2002.
  • Caterisano, A., R.F. Moss, V. C. Lewis, T.K. Pellinger, K. Woodruff, T. Khadra, and W. Booth, “The Effect of Back Squat Depth on the EMG Activity of Four Superficial Hip and Thigh Muscles” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16 (3): pg. 1-5, 2002.
  • Patrick, B.T. and A. Caterisano “Influence of Weight Training Status on Hemodynamic Adjustments to Isometric Actions” J. Sports Med. Phys. Fitness, Vol. 42, No. 1, pg. 1-7, 2002.
  • Roper, R and A. Caterisano “Effetti dell’attivita anaerobica sulla prestazione di tiro nel basket” Teknosport    anno 5, numero 18, Dicembre-Gennaio, pg. 15-20, 2001-2002.
  • Caterisano, A., S.A. Yurich, C. Bonfiglio, A. Fowler, B. Greer and C.W. Brown “ The Correlation Between Maximal Grip Strength and 1RM Bench Press: The Effect of Sports Specific Resistance Training and Gender” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol. 33, no. 5, May 2001.
  • Patrick, B.T. and A. Caterisano “Systolic Time Intervals Recorded During Isometric Handgrip and Muscle Chemoreceptor Stimulation in Weight-Trained and Untrained Men” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol. 33, no. 5, May 2001.
  • Roper, R and A. Caterisano, “Fatica anaerobica e prestazione di tiro nel basket” Teknosport    anno 5, numero 16, Agosto-Settembre pg. 17-21, 2001.
  • Roper, R. and A. Caterisano “Effetti Dell’attivita fasica sulla prestazione di tiro nel basket” Teknosport Aprile-Maggio-Guigno 5(15), 2000.
  • Caterisano, A., N. R. Doty, R. F. Moss and C. W. Brown, “The effect of sports specific resistance training on the correlation between grip strength and totalstrength.”JournalofStrengthandConditioningResearch Vol.14, No. 3, pg. 361, 2000.
  • Roper, R. L. and A. Caterisano, “Does acute, anaerobic fatigue affect the ability to correct free-throw shooting errors in male college basketball players?” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, pg.369, 2000.
  • Caterisano, A., R. F. Moss, T. K. Pellinger, K. Woodruff, V. C. Lewis, W. Booth, and T. Khadra, “The effect of weighted squat depth on EMG activity of four superficial thigh muscles.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol. 32, no. 5, May 2000.
  • Gentry, R. M., R. K. Stratton, A. Caterisano, J. K. Burton, J. Pool, and T. H. Hohenshil, “A comparison of two methods of teaching the power clean among college football players.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 32, no. 5, May 2000.
  • Moss, R. F., A. Caterisano, V. C. Lewis, K. Woodruff, T. K. Pellinger, T. Khadra, and W. Booth, “Effects of bar placement during the squat on the electromyographical analysis of four thigh muscles.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 32, no. 5, May 2000.
  • Pellinger, T. K., A. Caterisano, R. F. Moss, K. Woodruff, V. C. Lewis, T. B. Khadra, and W. L. Booth. “The effect of weighted squat depth on EMG activity of four superficial muscle groups during concentric contraction,” Presented at SEACSM as a slide presentation, Charlotte, N.C., February 2000.
  • Lewis, V. C., R. F. Moss, A. Caterisano, K. Woodruff, T. K. Pellinger, W. L. Booth, and t. B. Khadra, “Bar placement in the squat exercise and its effect on EMG activity in four leg muscle groups,” Presented at SEACSM as a slide presentation, Charlotte, NC, February 2000.
  • Roper, R. and A. Caterisano, “An off season test to determine if free-throw performance is affected by acute, anaerobic fatigue in male college basketball players.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol 13, No. 4, Nov 1999.
  • Caterisano, A., C.W. Brown, L.P. Thurmond, D.R. Perkins, K. Linn, and E. A. Shortridge, “The Relationship Between Lower Body Strength and Power in Resistance Trained Athletes.” Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 31, no. 5, May 1999.
  • Glasser, J., A. Caterisano and C.W. Brown, “Off-season Sport-specific Training for Women’s Softball.” Strength and Conditioning Journal, Vol. 21, no. 4, p. 54-59, August 1999.
  • Caterisano, A., B.T. Patrick, C. Ridlehuber, and D. Horne, “Pressor Response to Isometric Handgrip and Blood Flow Occlusion in Weight-Trained and Untrained Men.” Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol 30, No. 5 (suppl.), 1998.
  • Patrick, B.T., A. Caterisano, D. Horne, and C. Ridlehuber, “Metaboreflex Adjustments of Hemodynamics in Weight-Trained and Untrained Men.” Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol 30, No. 5 (suppl.), 1998.
  • Caterisano, A., J. S. Farmer, B. T. Patrick, D. Diedrich, R. Choplin and R. Robinson, “The Effect of Training Position on Leg Flexor Strength and Power in Untrained Males and Females.” National Athletic Trainer Association Review. Vol. 32, No. 2, April-June, 1997.
  • Caterisano, A. “Resistance Training for Tennis” invited presentation. U.S. Tennis Association 14 Zone Team Championships, Asheville, N.C., July, 1997.
  • Caterisano, A., T. Patrick, B. Brouse and C. Connor, “The Effect of Training Status on Cardiovascular Responses to Three Intensities of Isometric Finger Flexion.” Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol 29, No. 5, 1997.
  • Patrick, T., A. Caterisano, B. Brouse and C. Connor. “Cardiovascular Responses to Isometric Finger Flexion and Blood Flow Occlusion in Weight-Trained and Untrained Men.” Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol 29, No. 5, 1997.
  • Caterisano, A., B. T. Patrick, W. L. Edenfield, and M. J. Batson, “The Effects of a Basketball Season on Aerobic and Strength Parameters Among Male College Players: a Comparison of Starters Vs. Reserves.” Jour. of Strength and Conditioning Research. Vol. II, no. 1, pg. 21-24, Feb, 1997.
  • Caterisano, A., A. Sinopoli, B. T. Patrick, C. Rochester, and T. Hayes. “Maximal work capacity improvement with circuit weight training in COPD patients.” Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 28, no. 5 (suppl.) pg 594, 1996. (Presented at National ACSM Convention, Cincinnati, OH).
  • Faculty Development Grant, “Preparation for Attaining NSCA Certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.” October, 1994, $500.00 Grant.
  • Caterisano, A. "Physiological Basis for Training the Power Athlete”. Invited presentation, Virginia Tech Strength and Conditioning NSCA State Seminar, May 1994.
  • Caterisano, A., F.M. Powell, A. Sinopoli, C. Rochester, and D. Bucci. "The Effects of Circuit Weight Training on VO2 Max in Elderly Males." Presented at the SCAHPERD State Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC, November 13, 1993.
  • Caterisano, A., M. Feigenbaum, and R.F. Moss, “The Effects of Cross-Training on Maximum Oxygen Consumption in Elite Athletes". Presented at the SCAHPERD State Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC, Nov. 6, 1992.
  • F.M. Powell, M.E. Hawkins, and A. Caterisano, "Circuit Weight Training Effects on Body Composition and Neuromuscular Performance of Elderly Men and Women". Presented at National ACSM Convention in Dallas, Texas, May, 1992, Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise. Suppl. Vol. 24, No. 5, May, 1992.
  • Caterisano, A., W. Steffen and K. Neal, "Weigh-in Time and its Effect on Grip Strength Recovery Patterns in Collegiate Wrestlers", presented at the SCAHPERD State Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC, Nov. 2, 1991.
  • Caterisano, A, and F. Powell, "Body Composition Estimation Techniques" Workshop for 1991 Human Anatomy and Physiology conference, May 28, 1991, Greenville, SC.
  • Caterisano, A. "Weight Training for High School Athletes", Presented Symposium on Sports Medicine Sponsored by the Greenville Hospital System, May, 1990.
  • Caterisano, A. "The Effect of Cross Training on Maximum VO2 and Running Performance". Grant received from Concept II, Inc. for $650.00 in equipment, Fall 1989.
  • Caterisano, A. "State of Hydration and Muscle Performance During Wrestling Tournament Competition". Research and Professional Grant, $850.00, Fall, 1989.
  • Caterisano, A. "Strength Training: Abuse of Steroids and Performance Enhancers," Symposium on Sports Medicine sponsored by the Greenville Hospital System, May 1989.
  • Caterisano, A., D. N. Camaione, R. T. Murphy, and V. J. Gonino "The Effect of Differential Training on Isokinetic Muscular Endurance During Acute Thermally Induced Hypohydration," published May-June issue, 1988, American Journal of Sport Medicine.
  • Gentry, M., D. Platt and A. Caterisano "Training Modalities: Introducing the Trap Bar," National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. July 1987.
  • Caterisano, A., R. T. Murphy, V. J. Gonino, T. Druge, M. Fiengo and D. N. Camaione, "The Effect of Acute Thermal Dehydration on Isokinetic Muscular Endurance," Conference Abstracts Southeastern ACSM Jan. 1985 (Presented at Southeast ACSM Annual Conference). Boone, N.C.
  • Horner, E. G. and A. Caterisano, "An Electromyographic Analysis of Saw Handle Design." Grant received from Stanley Tool Corporation for $20,000.00. July, 1984.
  • Caterisano, A. "Isokinetic Muscle Endurance and Fiber Type Estimation," Symposium on Sports Medicine, May 1984, Storrs, CT.
  • Caterisano, A. and A. Abraham "Body Composition and Somatotype of Division I- AA College Football Players," New England American College of Sports Medicine Convention Presentation, Nov. 1983, Boxboro, MA.
  • Caterisano, A. and R. G. McMurray "Energy Cost of Exercise in Males and Females Match for Height,"Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 1982. (The above paper was presented as a Poster Presentation at the 1982 ACSM National Convention in Minnesota). Vol. 14 No. 2, 1982.

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Education
Ph.D.
The University of Connecticut
15 hours of Pre-doctoral
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
M.A.
The University of Connecticut
B.S.
State University of New York

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