Michael G. Bemben


Michael G. Bemben

University of Oklahoma


Michael Bemben received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Exercise Physiology and is currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is also a C.B. Hudson, Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma. Besides being a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science on the Norman Campus, Dr. Bemben is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in Physiology and Biophysics and Geriatric Medicine at the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, a senior fellow with the Oklahoma Center on Aging, and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Studies. His general research emphasis encompasses the broad area of aging. Some of Dr. Bembens research projects have included the effects of different supplementation programs on enhancing muscular strength and muscle mass following training in older individuals, different training interventions for improving balance and postural stability in older women and in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, assessing changes in total and regional body composition with normal aging and following exercise interventions, age related changes in hormonal responses to resistance training, the effects of blood flow restriction during exercise, and trying to quantifying strength, power, and muscular endurance by a variety of methodologies to examine and describe normal age expected changes. Dr. Bemben also works closely with his wife, Dr. Debra Bemben, who share some common interests related to aging (bone health and endocrine function).


Aging, Neuromuscular Function, Muscle Hypertrophy, Bone Health, and Body Composition