Refereed Journal Articles

† indicates equal contribution.

  1. Malleron T, Har-Nir I, Vigotsky AD, Halperin I. (2023). Rating of perceived effort but relative to what? A comparison between imposed and self-selected anchors. Psychology of Sport and Exercise., 66, 102396. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102396 [PDF]
  2. Van Every DW, Coleman M, Plotkin DL, Zambrano H, Van Hooren B, Larsen S, Nuckols G, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ. (2022). Biomechanical, anthropometric and psychological determinants of barbell bench press strength. Sports., 10(12):199. doi:10.3390/sports10120199 [PDF]
  3. Hoggarth MA, Wang MC, Hemmerling KJ, Vigotsky AD, Smith ZA, Parrish TB, Weber KA II, Bright MG. (2022). Effects of variability in manually contoured spinal cord masks on fMRI co-registration and interpretation. Front. Neurol., 13:907581. doi:10.3389/fneur.2022.907581 [PDF]
  4. Plotkin D, Coleman M, Van Every D, Maldonado J, Oberlin D, Israetel M, Feather J, Alto A, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ. 2022. Progressive overload without progressing load? The effects of load or repetition progression on muscular adaptations. PeerJ, 10:e14142. doi:10.7717/peerj.14142 [PDF]
  5. Van Every DW, Coleman M, Rosa A, Zambrano H, Plotkin D, Torres X, Mercado M, De Souza EO, Alto A, Oberlin DJ, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld DJ. (2022). Loaded inter-set stretch may selectively enhance muscular adaptations of the plantar flexors. PLoS One, 17(9): e0273451. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0273451 [PDF]
  6. Tiwari SR, Vigotsky AD, Apkarian AV. (2022). On the Relationship Between Pain Variability and Relief in Randomized Clinical Trials. Frontiers in Pain Research, 3:844309. doi:10.3389/fpain.2022.844309 [PDF]
  7. Jabakhanji R, Vigotsky AD, Bielefeld J, Huang L, Baliki MN, Iannetti GD, Apkarian AV. (2022). Limits of Decoding Mental States with fMRI. CORTEX, 149:101–122. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2021.12.015 [PDF]
  8. Vigotsky AD, Halperin I, Trajano GS, Vieira TM. (2022). Longing for a Longitudinal Proxy: Acutely Measured Surface EMG Amplitude is not a Validated Predictor of Muscle Hypertrophy. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-021-01619-2 [PDF]
  9. Csapo R, Heinrich D, Vigotsky AD, Marx C, Sinha S, Fink C. (2021). Developing a Technique for the Imaging-Based Measurement of ACL Elongation: A Proof of Principle. Diagnostics, 11, 2126. doi:10.3390/diagnostics11112126 [PDF]
  10. Vigotsky AD, Tiwari SR, Griffith JW, Apkarian AV. (2021). What Is the Numerical Nature of Pain Relief? Frontiers in Pain Research, 2:756680. doi:10.3389/fpain.2021.756680 [PDF]
  11. Schoenfeld B, Fisher J, Grgic J, Haun C, Helms E, Phillips S, Steele J, Vigotsky A. (2021). Resistance Training Recommendations to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy in an Athletic Population: Position Stand of the IUSCA. International Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 1(1). doi:10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.81 [PDF]
  12. Wakaizumi K, Vigotsky AD, Jabakhanji R, Abdallah M, Barroso J, Schnitzer TJ, Apkarian AV, Baliki MN. (2021). Psychosocial, Functional, and Emotional Correlates of Long-Term Opioid Use in Patients with Chronic Back Pain: A Cross-Sectional Case–Control Study. Pain and Therapy. doi:10.1007/s40122-021-00257-w [PDF]
  13. Balachandran AT, Vigotsky AD, Quiles N, Mokkink LB, Belio MA, Glenn JM. (2021). Validity, reliability, and measurement error of a sit-to-stand power test in older adults: A pre-registered study. Experimental Gerontology, 145, 111202. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2020.111202 [PDF]
  14. Impellizzeri FM, Woodcock S, Coutts AJ, Fanchini M, McCall A, Vigotsky AD. (2020). What Role Do Chronic Workloads Play in the Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio? Time to Dismiss ACWR and Its Underlying Theory. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-020-01378-6 [PDF]
  15. Caldwell AR†, Vigotsky AD†. (2020). A case against default effect sizes in sport and exercise science. PeerJ. 8, e10314. doi:10.7717/peerj.10314 [PDF]
  16. Yang L, Wu B, Fan L, Huang S, Vigotsky AD, Baliki MN, Yan Z, Apkarian AV, Huang L. (2020). Dissimilarity of functional connectivity uncovers the influence of participant's motion in fMRI studies. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.25255 [PDF]
  17. Sainani KL, Borg DN, Caldwell AR, Butson ML, Tenan MS, Vickers AJ, Vigotsky AD, Warmenhoven J, Nguyen R, Lohse KR, Knight EJ, Bargary N. (2020). A Call to Increase Statistical Collaboration in Sports Science, Sport and Exercise Medicine, and Sports Physiotherapy. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-102607 [PDF]
  18. Vigotsky AD, Rouse EJ, Lee SSM. (2020). Mapping the relationships between joint stiffness, modeled muscle stiffness, and shear wave velocity. Journal of Applied Physiology. 129(3):483–491. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00133.2020 [PDF]
  19. Barroso J, Vigotsky AD, Branco P, Reis AM, Schnitzer TJ, Galhardo V, Apkarian AV. (2020). Brain grey matter abnormalities in osteoarthritis pain: a cross-sectional evaluation. PAIN. 161(9):2167–2178 doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001904. [PDF]
  20. Schoenfeld BJ, Vigotsky AD, Grgic J, Haun C, Contreras B, Delcastillo K, Francis A, Cote G, Alto A. (2020). Do the anatomical and physiological properties of a muscle determine its adaptive response to different loading protocols? Physiological Reports. 8(9), e14427. doi:10.14814/phy2.14427. [PDF]
  21. Caldwell AR, Vigotsky AD, Tenan MS, Radel R, Mellor DT, Kreutzer A, Lahart IM, Mills JP, Boisgontier MP, Consortium for Transparency in Exercise Science (COTES) Collaborators. (2020). Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01227-1 [PDF]
  22. Smith BC, Vigotsky AD, Apkarian AV, Schnitzer TJ. (2020). Temporal Opioid Utilization in an Urban, Academic Emergency Department by Condition, Provider and Patient Subgroups. JAMA Network Open. 3(3), e200802. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0802 [PDF]
  23. Schoenfeld BJ, Grgic J, Contreras B, Delcastillo K, Alto A, Haun C, De Souza EO, Vigotsky AD. (2020). To Flex or Rest: Does Adding No-Load Isometric Actions to the Inter-Set Rest Period in Resistance Training Enhance Muscular Adaptations? A Randomized-Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Physiology. 10:1571. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.01571 [PDF]
  24. Tenan MS, Vigotsky AD, Caldwell AR. (2019). Comment on: "A Method to Stop Analyzing Random Error and Start Analyzing Differential Responders to Exercise". Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01249-9 [PDF]
    • Publication featured in a three-part series on Retraction Watch (part 1, part 2, and part 3).
  25. Vigotsky AD, Zelik KE, Lake J, Hinrichs RN. (2019). Mechanical misconceptions: Have we lost the "mechanics" in "sports biomechanics"? Journal of Biomechanics. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.07.005 [PDF]
  26. Taber CB, Vigotsky AD, Nuckols G, Haun CT. (2019). Exercise-induced myofibrillar hypertrophy is a contributory cause of gains in muscle strength. Sports Medicine. 1-5. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01107-8 [PDF]
  27. Haun CT, Vann CG, Roberts BM, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Roberts MD. (2019) A Critical Evaluation of the Biological Construct Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy: Size Matters but So Does the Measurement. Frontiers in Physiology. 10:247. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00247 [PDF]
  28. Dello Iacono A, Vigotsky AD, Laver L, Halperin I. (2019) Beneficial Effects of Small-Sided Games as a Conclusive Part of Warm-up Routines in Young Elite Handball Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002983 [PDF]
  29. Vigotsky AD, Bryanton MA, Nuckols G, Beardsley C, Contreras B, Evans J, Schoenfeld BJ. (2018). Biomechanical, anthropometric, and psychological determinants of barbell back squat strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002535 [PDF]
  30. Lahti J, Hegyi A, Vigotsky AD, Ahtiainen JP. (2018). Effects of barbell back squat stance width on sagittal and frontal hip and knee kinetics. Scand J Med Sci Sports. doi:10.1111/sms.13305 [PDF]
  31. Vigotsky AD, Rouse EJ, Lee SSM. (2018). In vivo relationship between joint stiffness, joint-based estimates of muscle stiffness, and shear-wave velocity. Conference Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512484 [PDF]
  32. Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Than C, Brown JM. (2018) Methods matter: the relationship between strength and hypertrophy depends on methods of measurement and analysis. PeerJ. 6, e5071. doi:10.7717/peerj.5071 [PDF]
  33. Schoenfeld BJ, Vigotsky AD, Contreras B, Golden S, Alto A, Larson R, Winkelman N, Paoli A. (2018). Differential effects of attentional focus strategies during long-term resistance training. European Journal of Sport Science. doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1447020 [PDF]
  34. Halperin I, Wulf G, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Behm D. (2018). Autonomy: a missing ingredient of a successful program? Strength and Conditioning Journal. doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000383 [PDF]
  35. Vigotsky AD, Halperin I, Lehman GJ, Trajano GS, Vieira TM. (2018). Interpreting Signal Amplitudes in Surface Electromyography Studies in Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences. Frontiers in Physiology. 8, 985. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00985 [PDF]
  36. Halperin I, Vigotsky AD, Foster C, Pyne DB. (2018). Strengthening the practice of exercise and sport-science research. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 13(2), 127-134. doi:10.1123/ijspp.2017-032 [PDF]
  37. Monteiro ER, Vigotsky AD, Novaes JDS, Škarabot J. (2018). Acute effects of different anterior thigh self-massage on hip range-of-motion in trained men. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 13(1), 104–113. doi:10.26603/ijspt20180104 [PDF]
  38. Schoenfeld BJ, Ogborn D, Vigotsky AD, Franchi M, Krieger J. (2017). Hypertrophic effects of concentric versus eccentric muscle actions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(9), 2599–2608. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000001983. [PDF]
  39. Monteiro ER, Vigotsky AD, Škarabot J, Brown AF, Gomes TM, Novaes JDS. (2017). Acute effects of different foam rolling volumes in the inter-set rest period on maximum repetition performance. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal. 36, 57–62. doi:10.1016/j.hkpj.2017.03.001 [PDF]
  40. Zweifel MB, Vigotsky AD, Contreras B, Simiyu WWN. (2017). Effects of 6-week squat, deadlift, or hip thrust training program on speed, power, agility, and strength in experienced lifters: A pilot study. Journal of Trainology. 6(1). [PDF]
  41. Steele J, Fisher J, Skivington M, Dunn C, Arnold J, Tew G, Batterham AM, Nunan D, O'Driscoll JM, Mann S, Beedie C, Jobson S, Smith D, Vigotsky AD, Phillips S, Estabrooks P, Winett R. (2017). A higher effort-based paradigm in physical activity and exercise for public health: making the case for a greater emphasis on resistance training. BMC Public Health. 17, 300. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4209-8 [PDF]
  42. Monteiro ER, Škarabot J, Vigotsky AD, Brown AF, Gomes TM, Novaes JDS. (2017). Acute effects of different self-massage volumes on FMS overhead deep squat performance. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. [PDF]
  43. Monteiro ER, Škarabot J, Vigotsky AD, Brown AF, Gomes TM, Novaes JDS. (2017). Maximum repetition performance after different antagonist foam rolling volumes in the inter-set rest period. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 12(1), 1-9. [PDF]
  44. Vigotsky AD, Beardsley C, Contreras B, Steele J, Ogborn D, Phillips SM. (2017). Greater Electromyographic Responses Do Not Imply Greater Motor Unit Recruitment and "Hypertrophic Potential" Cannot Be Inferred. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(1), e1-e4. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000001249 [PDF]
  45. Schoenfeld BJ, Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Peterson M. (2016). Differential Effects of Heavy Versus Moderate Loads on Measures of Strength and Hypertrophy in Resistance-Trained Men. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 15, 715–722. [PDF]
  46. Rossi FE, Schoenfeld BJ, Ocetnik S, Young J, Vigotsky AD, Contreras B, Krieger JW, Miller MG, Cholewa J. (2016). Strength, body composition, and functional outcomes in the squat versus leg press exercises. J Sport Med Phys Fit. [PDF]
  47. Halperin I, Vigotsky AD. (2016). The mind-muscle connection in resistance training: friend or foe?. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 116(4), 863-4. doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3341-y [PDF]
  48. Vigotsky AD, Lehman GJ, Beardsley C, Contreras B, Chung B, Feser EH. (2016). The modified Thomas test is not a valid measure of hip extension unless pelvic tilt is controlled. PeerJ. 4, e2325. doi:10.7717/peerj.2325 [PDF]
  49. Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Beardsley C, Cronin J. (2016). Effects of a six-week hip thrust versus front squat resistance training program on performance in adolescent males: A randomized-controlled trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(4), 999–1008. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000001510 [PDF]
  50. Schoenfeld BJ, Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Ogborn D, Tiryaki-Sonmez G. (2016). Upper body muscle activation during low- versus high-load resistance exercise in the bench press. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. doi:10.3233/IES-160620 [PDF]
  51. Schoenfeld BJ, Ogborn D, Contreras B, Cappaert T, Ribeiro AS, Alvar, BA, Vigotsky AD. (2016). A comparison of increases in volume load over 8 weeks of low- versus high-load resistance training. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine. 7(2), e29247. doi:10.5812/asjsm.29247 [PDF]
  52. Vigotsky AD, Ogborn D, Phillips SM. (2016). Motor unit recruitment cannot be inferred from surface EMG amplitude and basic reporting standards must be adhered to. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(3), 657-8. doi:10.1007/s00421-015-3314-6 [PDF]
  53. Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Beardsley C, Cronin J. (2016). A comparison of gluteus maximus, biceps femoris, and vastus lateralis EMG amplitude in the parallel, full, and front squat variations in resistance trained females. Journal of applied biomechanics. 32(1), 16-22. doi:10.1123/jab.2015-0113 [PDF]
  54. Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Beardsley C, Cronin J. (2016). A comparison of gluteus maximus, biceps femoris, and vastus lateralis EMG amplitude in the barbell, banded, and American hip thrust variations. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 32(3), 254-260. doi:10.1123/jab.2015-0091 [PDF]
  55. Vigotsky AD, Bruhns RP. (2015). The Role of Descending Modulation In Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications: A Narrative Review. Pain Research and Treatment. 2015, 327307. doi:10.1155/2015/292805 [PDF]
  56. Vigotsky AD, Contreras B, Beardsley C. (2015). Biomechanical implications of skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy: a musculoskeletal model. PeerJ. 3, e1462. doi:10.7717/peerj.1462 [PDF]
  57. Patterson JM†, Vigotsky AD†, Oppenheimer NE, Feser EH. (2015). Differences in unilateral chest press muscle activation and kinematics on a stable versus unstable surface while holding one versus two dumbbells. PeerJ. 3, e1365. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1365 [PDF]
  58. Vigotsky AD, Lehman GJ, Contreras B, Beardsley C, Chung B, Feser EH. (2015). Acute effects of anterior thigh foam rolling on hip extension, knee flexion, and rectus femoris length in the modified Thomas test. PeerJ. 3, e1281. doi:10.7717/peerj.1281 [PDF]
  59. Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Beardsley C, Cronin J. (2015). A comparison of two gluteus maximus EMG maximum voluntary isometric contraction positions. PeerJ. 3, e1261. doi:10.7717/peerj.1261 [PDF]
  60. Contreras B, Vigotsky AD, Schoenfeld BJ, Beardsley C, Cronin J. (2015). A comparison of gluteus maximus, biceps femoris, and vastus lateralis EMG activity in the back squat and barbell hip thrust exercises. Journal of applied biomechanics. 31(6), 452-8. doi:10.1123/jab.2014-0301 [PDF]
  61. Vigotsky AD. (2015). A comment on the statistical analyses and purported effects in Mohr et al. Journal of sport rehabilitation. 24(2), 89. doi:10.1123/JSR.2015-0019 [PDF]
  62. Vigotsky AD, Harper EN, Ryan DR, Contreras B. (2015). Effects of load on good morning kinematics and EMG activity. PeerJ. 3, e708. doi:10.7717/peerj.708 [PDF]


  1. Vigotsky AD, Nuckols G, Heathers J, Krieger J, Schoenfeld BJ, Steele J. (2020). Improbable data patterns in the work of Barbalho et al., SportRχiv, doi:10.31236/ [PDF (via OSF)]

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Vigotsky AD, Vieira TM, Botter A, Lee SSM. (2019). Modeling the spatial distribution of surface electromyogram amplitudes. American Society of Biomechanics 43rd Annual Meeting. Poster. [PDF]
  2. Vigotsky AD, Rouse EJ, Lee SSM. (2018). In vivo relationship between joint stiffness, joint-based estimates of muscle stiffness, and shear-wave velocity. American Society of Biomechanics 42nd Annual Meeting. Podium. [PDF]
  3. Vigotsky AD, Kraszewski AP. (2017). A Three-Dimensional Mesh Wrapping Model of the Gluteus Maximus. American Society of Biomechanics 41st Annual Meeting. Poster. [PDF]
  4. Vigotsky AD, Bryanton MA. (2016). Relative Muscle Contributions to Net Joint Moments in The Barbell Back Squat. American Society of Biomechanics 40th Annual Meeting. Poster. [PDF]
  5. Vigotsky AD, Contreras B. (2015). Biceps brachii and brachialis cross-sectional areas are major determinants of muscle moment arms. American Society of Biomechanics 39th Annual Meeting. Poster. [PDF]