Dr Jonathon Weakley

SPRINT Research Centre

Jonathon Weakley

Areas of expertise: resistance training; strength and conditioning; nutrition; strength; power; muscle hypertrophy

Email: Jonathon.weakley@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Brisbane Campus

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7892-4885

Jonathon Weakley, PhD, is a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and Human Physiology at Australian Catholic University. Additionally, he holds a Visiting Research Fellow position at Leeds Beckett University. Jonathon has worked with professional sporting teams across Europe and Australasia, with a particular focus on the development of strength, power and muscle hypertrophy through resistance training and nutritional interventions. He currently consults for several sporting organisations and technology companies and has over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on the topics of strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, applied biomechanics, and nutrition.

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  • Weakley, J., Mann, B., Banyard, H., McLaren, S., Scott, T., & Garcia-Ramos, A. (2021). Velocity-Based Training: From Theory to Application. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 43(2), 31-49.
  • Weakley, J., Till, K., Read, D., Leduc, C., Roe, G., Phibbs, P., Darrall-Jones, J., Jones, B. (2021). Jump Training in Rugby Union Players: Barbell or Hexagonal Bar? J Strength Cond Res, 35(3), 754-761.
  • Weakley, J., Chalkley, D., Johnston, R., García-Ramos, A., Townshend, A., Dorrell, H., Pearson, M., Morrison, M., & Cole, M. (2020). Criterion Validity, and Interunit and Between-Day Reliability of the FLEX for Measuring Barbell Velocity During Commonly Used Resistance Training Exercises. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(6), 1519-1524.
  • Weakley, J., McLaren, S., Ramirez-Lopez, C., García-Ramos, A., Dalton-Barron, N., Banyard, H., Mann, B., Weaving, D., & Jones, B. (2020). Application of velocity loss thresholds during free-weight resistance training: Responses and reproducibility of perceptual, metabolic, and neuromuscular outcomes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(5), 477-485.
  • Weakley J, Till K, Sampson J, Banyard H, Leduc C, Wilson K, Roe G, Jones B. (2019) The Effects of Augmented Feedback on Sprint, Jump, and Strength Adaptations in Rugby Union Players Following a Four Week Training Programme. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 14(9), 1205-1211.
  • Weakley, J., Wilson, K., Till, K., Banyard, H., Dyson, J., Phibbs, P., Read, D., Jones, B. Show me, Tell me, Encourage me: The Effect of Different Forms of Feedback on Resistance Training Performance. (2020). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(11), 3157-3163.
  • Weakley, J. J. S., Till, K., Read, D. B., Roe, G. a. B., Darrall-Jones, J., Phibbs, P. J. & Jones, B. (2017) The effects of traditional, superset, and tri-set resistance training structures on perceived intensity and physiological responses. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117 (9), 1877-1889.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Core member of the SPRINT Research Centre, Australian Catholic University
  • Research Associate at Leeds Beckett University

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