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Tony Baross first studied Sport & Exercise Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.  After graduating in 1996 he went on to undertake a MSc in Exercise and Health Behaviour at the City University, London before been employed as a Further Education lecture at Bedford college until 1998

He joined the University of Northampton in 1998 where he taught undergraduate and postgraduate level sport and exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.  During this time he completed a PGCE in post-compulsory education before undertaking his PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology and graduated in 2011 from the University of Kent.

Tony continues to develop his post-doctoral research, supervising doctoral students, gaining external funding and presenting research at international conferences and publishing in top-ranked, high-impact international journals.  Currently Tony is a research theme lead within the Faculty Research Centre at the University of Northampton. His main area of research is the effects of isometric resistance training (IRT) on cardiovascular parameters particular resting and ambulatory blood pressure.

Research Interests

Tony’s main area of research interest is the effects of isometric resistance training (IRT) on cardiovascular measures particularly ambulatory blood pressure and morning blood pressure surge (MBPS), in healthy normotensive and hypertensive young and older populations.  At present Tony is undertaking collaborative research with the University of Windsor, Canada and Greenwich University. He is currently researching the effects of IRT on diurnal ambulatory blood pressure and MBPS changes in older borderline hypertensives.

Tony continues to supervise doctoral students in a variety of areas including dose-response effects of eccentric exercise in older people, effects of cryotherapy on exercise-induced muscle damage, and blood flow restriction training in the Ageing Population. 

Tony is also interested in strength development to enhance endurance performance and would accept doctoral students in any of the aforementioned areas.


Brett Baxter; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

The chronic effects of eccentric exercise on neuromusculoskeletal characteristics in older people


Saul Cuttell; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Effects of different forms of eccentric exercise and cryotherapy on exercise induced muscle damage and the repeat bout effect.


Adnan Haq; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Effects of Whole body Cryotherapy on sports Recovery and Performance


Dominic Langdon; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Bloodflow Restriction Training in the Ageing Population: Potential Benefits to Increase Physical Activity and General Wellbeing.

Education/Academic qualification


3 Oct 20073 Oct 2011


3 Oct 199627 Jun 1997


1 Oct 199328 Jun 1996

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Research Output 2009 2019

Effects of Isometric Resistance Training and Detraining on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Morning Blood Pressure Surge in Young Normotensives

Baross, A., McGowan, C., Jay, G., Stoodley, L. & Swaine, I. L., 6 Jul 2019, p. 1.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesAbstractResearchpeer-review

Resistance Training
Blood Pressure

Stretch imposed on active muscle elicits positive adaptations in strain risk factors and exercise-induced muscle damage

Kay, A. D., Rubley, B., Talbot, C., Mina, M. A., Baross, A. W. & Blazevich, A. J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science in Sports. 28, 11, p. 2299–2309 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Creatine Kinase

Effects of Isometric leg Training on Ambulatory Blood pressure and Morning Blood pressure Surge in Young Normotensive Men and Women

Baross, A., Milne, K., McGowan, C. & Swaine, I. L., 8 Sep 2017, p. 1.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesAbstractResearchpeer-review

Blood Pressure
Resistance Training
Cardiovascular Diseases
Atherosclerotic Plaques

Reductions in ambulatory blood pressure in young normotensive men and women after isometric resistance training and its relationship with cardiovascular reactivity

Somani, Y., Baross, A. W., Levy, P., Zinszer, K., Milne, K., Swaine, I. & McGowan, C., 1 Feb 2017, In : Blood Pressure Monitoring. 22, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Resistance Training
Blood Pressure
Primary Prevention
Isometric Contraction

Reductions in resting blood pressure in young adults when isometric exercise is performed whilst walking

Baross, A. W., Hodgson, D. A., Padfield, S. L. & Swaine, I. L., 7 May 2017, In : Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017, p. 1-6 6 p., 7123834.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Young Adult
Blood Pressure
Arterial Pressure

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participating in a conference or workshop

20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS 2015)

Anthony Baross (Participant)
24 Jul 201527 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch