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Dr. Christopher Taber


Dr. Christopher Taber is an Assistant Professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut. His teaching responsibilities included sports physiology and strength and conditioning. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Christopher is the head coach of the Sacred Heart Olympic Weightlifting team. His research interests are in long-term athlete monitoring, strength and power development, and periodization.

Prior to teaching at Sacred Heart Christopher completed his doctoral work at East Tennessee State University where he served as a sport scientist and assistant weightlifting coach for the Olympic Training Site. Christopher completed his master’s in Sports Performance and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania and he completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University in Kinesiology. In addition, Christopher holds several certifications from the NSCA, USAW, and ACSM.

Christopher has competed many strength sports and now competes in the sport of weightlifting. He competes and coaches for East Coast Gold weightlifting team and is coached by Leo Totten. Christopher has qualified and competed at the American Open final’s and completed both locally and regionally.


Bayzler, C.D., Abbott, H.A., Bellon, C.R., Taber, C.B.(2015) Strength Training for Endurance Athletes: Theory to Practice. Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Suchomel, T.J., Taber, C.B., Wright, G.A. (2015) Jump shrug height and landing forces across various loads. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

DeWeese, B.H., Suchomel, T.J., Serrano, A.J., Burton, J.D., Scruggs, S.K., and Taber, C.B. (2016) The pull from the knee: Proper technique and application. Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Taber, C.B., Bellon, C.R., Abbott, H.A., Bingham, G.E. The Roles of Maximal Strength and Rate of Force Development in Maximizing Muscular Power. (2016) Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Wagle, J.P., Taber, C.B., Carroll, K., Bingham, G.E., Cunanan, A., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stone, M.H. (June 2017) Accentuated Eccentric Loading for Training and Performance: A Review. Sports Medicine.

Wagle, J.P., Carroll, K.M., Cunanan, A.J., Taber, C.B., Wetmore, A., Bingham, G.E., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., Stone, M.H.(2017)Comparison of the relationship between lying and standing ultrasonography measures of muscle morphology with isometric and dynamic force production capabilities. Sports.

Carroll, K.M., Wagle, J.P., Sato, K., Taber, C.B., Yoshida, N., Bingham, G.E., Stone, M.H.(2018) Characterizing Overload in Inertial Flywheel Devices for Use in Exercise Training. Sports Biomechanics.

Taber, C.B., Carroll, K., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., Howell, M.A., Hall, H.K., Bayzler, C., and Stone, M.H.(2018) Neuromuscular Adaptations Following Training and Protein Supplementation in a Group of Trained Weightlifters. Sports.

Carroll, K.M., Bernards, J.R., Bazyler, C.D., Taber, C.B., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., Miller, J.L., Stone, M.H.(2018) Divergent Performance Outcomes Following Resistance Training Using Repetition Maximums or Relative Intensity. International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance

Wagle, J.P., Cunanan, A.J., Carroll, K.M., Sams, M.L., Wetmore, A., Bingham, G.E., Taber, C.B., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., Stone, M.H.(2018) Accentuated Eccentric and Cluster Set Configurations in the Back Squat: A Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (June 2018)

Wagle, J.P., Taber, C.B., Carroll, K.M., Cunanan, A.J., Sams, M.L., Wentmore, A., Bingham, G.E., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., and Stone, M.H.(2018) Repetition-to-Repetition Differences Using Cluster and Accentuated Eccentric Loading in the Back Squat. Sports

Wagle, J.P., Carroll, K.M., Cunanan, A.J., Wetmore, A., Taber, C.B., DeWeese, B.H., Sato, K., Stuart, C.A., and Stone, M.H. (2018) A Preliminary Investigation Into the Effects of ACTN3 and ACE Polymorphisms on Muscle and Performance Characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (July 2018)

13. Suchomel, T.J., Taber, C.B., Sole, C.J., Stone, M.H., (2018) Force-time Differences Between Ballistic and Non-ballistic Half-squats. Sports. (August 2018)