Faculty


John McLester

John McLester, Ph.D.
Professor

Lab Coordinator

Office: Prillaman Hall 4005

Phone: 470-578-6220

E-mail: jmcleste@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Exercise Physiology

The University of Alabama

2000

 

M.A.

Exercise Physiology

The University of Alabama

1997

 

B.S.

Exercise Science

Jacksonville State University

1994

 

Professional Experience

 

  2011-Present Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University

 

2005-2011

Associate Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Science, Kennesaw State University

 

2002-2005

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Education, Western Kentucky University

 

2000-2002

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Education, University of West Georgia

 

Awards

  2009 KSU Foundation Prize for Publication
  2008 WellStar College Distinguished Teaching Award

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Lyons, T.S., J.R. McLester, S.W. Arnett, and M.J. Thoma (2010). Specificity of Training Modalities on Upper-Body One Repetition Maximum Performance: Free Weights vs. Hammer Strength Equipment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 24(11): 2984-2988.

Wickwire, P.J., J.R. McLester, J.M. Green, and T.R. Crews (2009). Acute heart rate, blood pressure, and RPE responses during super slow versus traditional machine resistance training protocols using small muscle group exercises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23(1): 72-79.

 

McLester, J.R., J.M. Green, P.J. Wickwire, and T.R. Crews (2008). Relationship of VO2 peak, body fat percentage, and power output measured during repeated bouts of a Wingate protocol. International Journal of Exercise Science 1(2): 79-90.

 

Applied Biomechanics: Concepts and Connections. (with Peter St. Pierre), Wadsworth Publishing, 2007.

 

Green JM, Wickwire PJ, McLester JR, Gendle S, Hudson G, Pritchett RC, Laurent CM. "Effects of caffeine on repetitions to failure and ratings of perceived exertion during resistance training." Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2007 Sep;2(3):250-9.

 

Green JM, Pritchett RC, McLester JR, Crews TR, Tucker DC."Influence of aerobic fitness on ratings of perceived exertion during graded and extended duration cycling." J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2007 Mar;47(1):33-9.

 

Green JM, Pritchett RC, Crews TR, Tucker DC, McLester JR, Wickwire PJ. "RPE drift during cycling in 18 degrees C vs 30 degrees C wet bulb globe temperature."J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2007 Mar;47(1):18-24.

Green, J.M., J.R. McLester, T.R. Crews, P.J. Wickwire, R.C. Pritchett, R.G. Lomax. (2006). RPE Association with Lactate and Heart Rate during High Intensity Interval Cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

 

Green, J.M., J.R. McLester, T.R. Crews, P.J. Wickwire, R.C. Pritchett, A. Redden. RPE-lactate dissociation during extended cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2005 May; 94(1-2):145-50. Epub 2005 Feb 9.

 

McLester, J.R., J.M. Green, J. Chouinard. Effects of Standing Versus Seated Posture on Repeated Wingate Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 18(4): 816-820, 2004.

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Biomechanical and physiological relationships, Kinematics during imposed constraints, Kinematics during novel skill acquisition.

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

HPS 3800 Biomechanics
HPS 4300 Exercise Physiology
HPS 4350 Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription
HPS 4500 Physiological Basis of Training and Performance

EHS 6675 Advanced Exercise Physiology

EHS 7725 Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology

EHS 7730 Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics