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Dr Darryl Cochrane

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Darryl has held various positions within the high performance area including; strength and conditioning coach, trainer, team manager, and exercise physiologist, which has culminated in working with Olympic and national athletes and coaches from a range of different sporting codes. His expertise is mainly in team sport conditioning of field hockey and cricket. Darryl is a former international indoor hockey player. It's these experiences that has inspired Darryl's passion to teach and carry out applied research in health, exercise and sport performance.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 2.07, PTC Building
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Darryl’s research interest is in sport performance, strength and conditioning where he has published a number of research articles on vibration exercise with an emphasis on its mechanism(s) and application in health, exercise and sport performance. Darryl is interested in developing new technologies and innovation that can enhance performance, reduce injury and accelerate recovery. Additionally, Darryl is keen to producing, high-quality applied research that is relevant to the end user.

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Vibration Exercise for health, exercise and performance
  • Technology and Innovation

Research Opportunities

  • Research Thesis - Vibration Technologies  (01/01/2015) Investigating different applications of vibration technology to enhance health, exercise and performance. As yet there is no external grants so potential students would have to fund their own way.

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Exercise Physiology (110602): Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Physiology (111600): Sports Medicine (110604)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Getting Pumped - A new method to recovery

Achieving an appropriate balance between recovery and training is sometimes difficult to achieve when athletes are faced with heavy training and competition schedules. Coaches and trainers are often looking for ways to accelerate the recovery process so athletes can continue with their training or competition without the associated fatigue effects. Modalities such as massage, hot-cold contrast hydrotherapy, and compression garments have been frequently been used to reduce the severity and duration of exercise-induced muscle soreness. However, new technology has emerged claiming that it can rapidly enhance recovery after training and injury. Known as NormaTec MVP - it is a machine that inflates an enclosed sleeve that covers the leg. It is designed to externally compress the legs by a dynamic waveform of compression called peristaltic pulse. By rhythmically inducing pressure on a limb, the MVP accelerates the circulatory and lymph systems that increase circulation of nutrients through the blood to reduce swelling, inflammation, and muscle soreness, which accelerates recovery. To date, no empirical data exists whether this device is able to alleviate muscle soreness and accelerate recovery. Therefore, the aim of this study investigated whether NormaTec MVP was capable of reducing delayed onset of muscle soreness and improves recovery time.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2011

Funding Body: Massey University

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Research Outputs

Journal

Cochrane, DJ., Harnett, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Hapeta, JW. (2017). The effect of repetitive rugby scrummaging on force output and muscle activity. Sports Medicine International Open. 1, E89-E93
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Hapeta, J., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Cochrane, DJ., Harnett, MC., & Pinfold, SC. (2017). Does short-term gluteal activation enhance muscle performance?. Research in Sports Medicine. 25(2), 156-165
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2017). Effectiveness of using wearable vibration therapy to alleviate muscle soreness. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 117(3), 501-509
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Mündel, T., Machal, M., Cochrane, DJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2017). A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Investigating the Effects of Nicotine Gum on Strength, Power and Anaerobic Performance in Nicotine-Naïve, Active Males.. Sports Med Open. 3(1), 5
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T.
Barnes, MJ., Petterson, A., & Cochrane, DJ. (2017). Effects of different warm-up modalities on power output during the high pull. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35(10), 976-981
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D.
Slade, DG., & Cochrane, DJ. (2016). Applying Implicit Teaching Methods Using a Teaching-Games-for-Understanding Model of Learning for Improving Performance in the Overarm Throw in a Physical Education Context. RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT. 87, S52-S52
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Slade, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2016). Does Muscular Force of the Upper Body Increase Following Acute, Direct Vibration?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(7), 547-551
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Yule, CE., Stoner, L., Hodges, LD., & Cochrane, DJ. (2016). Does short-term whole-body vibration training affect arterial stiffness in chronic stroke? A preliminary study. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 28(3), 996-1002
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Hodges, L.
Cochrane, DJ. (2016). The Acute Effect of Direct Vibration on Muscular Power Performance in Master Athletes. International journal of sports medicine. 37(2), 144-148
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Baláš, J., Bílý, M., Coufalová, K., Martin, AJ., & Cochrane, DJ. (2015). Effect of paddle grip on segmental fluid distribution and injuries occurrence in elite slalom paddlers. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 55(3), 185-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Cochrane, DJ., Cronin, MJ., & Fink, PW. (2015). Does Vibration Warm-up Enhance Kinetic and Temporal Sprint Parameters?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 36(9), 716-721
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Fink, P.
Cochrane, DJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2015). Muscle activation and onset times of hip extensors during various loads of a closed kinetic chain exercise. Research in Sports Medicine. 23(2), 179-189
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., & Harnett, MC. (2015). Muscle activation pattern and onset times during a semi-orthostatic, unilateral closed-kinetic hip extension exercise in adolescent males. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 31(5), 367-371
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Coley, KW., Pritchard, HJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2015). Vibration exercise as a warm-up modality for deadlift power output. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(4), 1033-1039
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Black, MJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2014). Does acute side-alternating vibration exercise enhance ballistic upper-body power?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35(12), 1006-1011
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D.
Morton, RH., Cochrane, DJ., Black, MJ., & Yule, CE. (2014). Is there an optimal whole-body vibration exposure ‘dosage’ for performance improvement?. International Journal of Exercise Science. 7(3), 169-178 Retrieved from https://www.bepress.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Baláš, J., Panáčková, M., Jandová, S., Martin, AJ., Strejcová, B., Vomáčko, L., . . . Draper, N. (2014). The effect of climbing ability and slope inclination on vertical foot loading using a novel force sensor instrumentation system. Journal of Human Kinetics. 44(1), 75-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Baláš, J., Panácková, M., Kodejška, J., Cochrane, DJ., & Martin, AJ. (2014). The role of arm position during finger flexor strength measurement in sport climbers. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 14(2), 345-354
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Coufalová, K., Cochrane, DJ., Malý, T., & Heller, J. (2014). Changes in body composition, anthropometric indicators and maximal strength due to weight reduction in judo. Archives of Budo. 10(1), 161-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Perry, BG., Lucas, SJE., Thomas, KN., Cochrane, DJ., & Mündel, T. (2014). The effect of hypercapnia on static cerebral autoregulation. Physiological Reports. 2(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Cochrane, DJ., Black, MJ., & Barnes, MJ. (2014). Does Acute Side-alternating Vibration Exercise Enhance Ballistic Upper-body Power?. International Journal of Sports Medicine.
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Marín, PJ., Hazell, TJ., García-Gutiérrez, MT., & Cochrane, DJ. (2014). Acute unilateral leg vibration exercise improves contralateral neuromuscular performance. Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions. 14(1), 58-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., & Booker, H. (2014). Does acute vibration exercise enhance horizontal jump performance?. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 13(2), 315-320
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Perry, BG., Mündel, T., Cochrane, DJ., Cotter, JD., & Lucas, SJE. (2014). The cerebrovascular response to graded Valsalva maneuvers while standing.. Physiol Rep. 2(2), e00233
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Barnes, MJ., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mündel, T. (2014). Hemodynamic response to upright resistance exercise: Effect of load and repetition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(3), 479-487
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Baláš, J., PanáIková, M., Strejcová, B., Martin, AJ., Cochrane, DJ., Kaláb, M., . . . Draper, N. (2014). The Relationship between climbing ability and physiological responses to rock climbing. The Scientific World Journal. 2014
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Morton, RH., Bajracharya, P., & Cochrane, DJ. (2013). Effect of warm-up exercises with or without static or dynamic stretching, on squat jump performance. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2(5) Retrieved from http://www.scitechnol.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2013). The sports performance application of vibration exercise for warm-up, flexibility and sprint speed. European Journal of Sport Science. 13(3), 256-271
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Booker, HR., Mundel, T., & Barnes, MJ. (2013). Does intermittent pneumatic leg compression enhance muscle recovery after strenuous eccentric exercise?. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 34(11), 969-974
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Raman, A., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mündel, T. (2013). Middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity in response to lower body positive pressure. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 33(6), 483-488
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Perry, B.
Cochrane, DJ. (2013). The effect of acute vibration exercise on short-distance sprinting and reactive agility. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 12(3), 497-501
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Booker, HR., Mundel, T., & Barnes, MJ. (2013). Does Intermittent Pneumatic Leg Compression Enhance Muscle Recovery after Strenuous Eccentric Exercise?. International Journal of Sports Medicine.
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T.
Cochrane, DJ. (2012). Is vibration exercise a useful addition to a weight management program?. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 22(6), 705-713
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Barnes, MJ., Perry, BG., Mündel, T., Cochrane, DJ., & Ward, SA. (2012). The effects of vibration therapy on muscle force loss following eccentrically induced muscle damage. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 112(3), 1189-1194
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Bílý, M., Baláš, J., Martin, AJ., Cochrane, D., Coufalová, K., & Süss, V. (2013). Effect of paddle grip on segmental fluid distribution in elite slalom paddlers. European Journal of Sport Science. 13(4), 372-377
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Mason, RR., Cochrane, DJ., Denny, GJ., Firth, EC., & Stannard, SR. (2012). Is 8 weeks of side-alternating whole-body vibration a safe and acceptable modality to improve functional performance in multiple sclerosis?. Disability and Rehabilitation. 34(8), 647-654
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ. (2011). Good vibrations? - The use of vibration therapy for exercise recovery, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Physical Therapy Reviews. 16(6), 438-454
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Baláš, J., Pecha, O., Martin, AJ., & Cochrane, D. (2012). Hand-arm strength and endurance as predictors of climbing performance. European Journal of Sport Science. 12(1), 16-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Cochrane, DJ. (2011). Is vibration exercise a useful addition to a weight management program?. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2011). Shaking weight loss away - can vibration exercise reduce body fat?. Journal of Human Sport & Exercise. 6(1), 33-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Barnes, MJ., Perry, BG., Mündel, T., & Cochrane, DJ. (2011). The effects of vibration therapy on muscle force loss following eccentrically induced muscle damage. European Journal of Applied Physiology. , 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Cochrane, DJ. (2011). The potential neural mechanisms of acute indirect vibration. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 10(1), 19-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2010). Vibration Exercise: The Potential Benefits. International Journal of sports Medicine.
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Firth, EC., & Rittweger, J. (2010). Comparing muscle temperature during static and dynamic squatting with and without whole-body vibration. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 30(4), 223-229
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Firth, EC., & Rittweger, J. (2010). Acute whole-body vibration elicits post-activation potentiation. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 108(2), 311-319
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Loram, ID., Stannard, SR., & Rittweger, J. (2009). Changes in joint angle, muscle-tendon complex length, muscle contractile tissue displacement, and modulation of EMG activity during acute whole-body vibration. Muscle and Nerve. 40(3), 420-429
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Stewart, JA., Cochrane, DJ., & Morton, RH. (2009). Differential effects of whole body vibration durations on knee extensor strength. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 12(1), 50-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Edge, J., Mündel, T., Weir, K., & Cochrane, DJ. (2009). The effects of acute whole body vibration as a recovery modality following high-intensity interval training in well-trained, middle-aged runners. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 105(3), 421-428
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Mundel, T.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Sargeant, AJ., & Rittweger, J. (2008). The rate of muscle temperature increase during acute whole-body vibration exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 103(4), 441-448
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Sartor, F., Winwood, K., Stannard, SR., Narici, MV., & Rittweger, J. (2008). A Comparison of the Physiologic Effects of Acute Whole-Body Vibration Exercise in Young and Older People. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 89(5), 815-821
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Walmsely, A., & Firth, EC. (2008). The acute effect of vibration exercise on concentric muscular characteristics. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 11(6), 527-534
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., & Hawke, EJ. (2007). Effects of acute upper-body vibration on strength and power variables in climbers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 21(2), 527-531
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., & Stannard, SR. (2005). Acute whole body vibration training increases vertical jump and flexibility performance in elite female field hockey players. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 39(11), 860-865
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Psotta, R., Blahus, P., Cochrane, DJ., & Martin, AJ. (2005). The assessment of an intermittent high intensity running test. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 45(3), 248-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Martin, A.
Cochrane, DJ. (2004). Alternating hot and cold water immersion for athlete recovery: A review. Physical Therapy in Sport. 5(1), 26-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ., Legg, SJ., & Hooker, MJ. (2004). The short-term effect of whole-body vibration training on vertical jump, sprint, and agility performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 18(4), 828-832
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Legg, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Kelly, RJ., & Legg, SJ. (2003). Heart rate and movement patterns of rugby union referees: A preliminary study. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine. 31(3), 66-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Legg, S.

Thesis

Cochrane, D. (2010). The effect of vibration exercise on aspects of muscle physiology and muscular performance. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Cochrane, D.

Conference

Black, MJ., Perry, BG., Cochrane, DJ., & Mundel, T. (2016). Aerobic capacity and efficiency: does the addition of heat stress induce greater improvements than exercise alone?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Physiology 2016. Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Black, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Perry, BG., Schlader, ZJ., Barnes, MJ., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mundel, T. (2013). Middle cerebral artery blood velocity in response to dynamic upright resistance exercise: effect of load and repetition. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Union of Physiological Sciences 2013. Birmingham, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Barnes, M., Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.
Perry, BG., Raman, A., Schlader, ZJ., Cochrane, DJ., Lucas, SJE., & Mundel, T. (2013, February). Cerebral haemodynamic response to graded lower body positive pressure. Presented at International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Mundel, T., Perry, B.Edited by: Mundel, T.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Sergeant, AJ., & Rittweger, J. (2008). The rate of muscle temperature increase during acute whole-body vibration exercise.. In Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference and the 5th Sports Dietitians Australia Update(pp. 96 - 96). : Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Sergeant, AJ., & Rittweger, J. (2008). Warming up with whole-body vibration. In Proceedings of the Post Graduate Sport Research Conference(pp. 42 - 45). : Massey University Press
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Sergeant, AJ., & Rittweger, J. (2008). The rate of muscle temperature increase during acute whole-body vibration exercise. In 3rd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference and the 5th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice(pp. 96). : The Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Cochrane, DJ., Stannard, SR., Walmsley, A., & Firth, EC. (2008). The acute effect of vibration exercise on concentric muscular characteristics. Poster session presented at the meeting of 3rd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference and the 5th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice. Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cochrane, D., Stannard, S.
Stewart, J., Cochrane, DJ., & Morton, RH. (2007). The effectiveness and optimality of whole body vibration duration on muscular strength. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference(pp. 68). : Sports Medicine New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Drysdale, T., Edwards, A., Mann, M., Macdermid, P., Rankin, D., Dreyer, S., . . . Cochrane, DJ. (2006). The influence of whole body vibration on explosive strength in healthy adults: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference. Wellington, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2004). Good, good ... good vibrations: Acute whole body vibration exposure increases power and flexibility in female field hockey players. (pp. 58). , New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference Auckland, NZ: Sports Medicine New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Legg, SJ., Mackie, H., & Cochrane, DJ. (Eds.)(2003). . : Unitec, School of Sport
[Conference Other]Edited by: Cochrane, D., Legg, S.

Other

Cochrane, DJ. (2010, January). Fitness programmes and recovery. In Central Hockey. Presented at Palmerston NOrth, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2010). Are you fit to ride? core stability exercises with practical participation. In Equestrian Sports New Zealand Coach Conference. Presented at Massey University, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2009, March). Forget the horse - are you fit to ride?. In Dressage NZ. Presented at Manfield Park Stadium, Feilding.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2008, December). Elite hockey player pathways programme. In Hockey Wairarapa. Presented at Wairarapa, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2008, November). Benefits of whole body vibration. In Healthcare Professionals. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.
Cochrane, DJ. (2000, June). Melting down to Kuala Lumpar: Heat acclimation for NZ Commonwealth lawn bowler. : New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Science and the New Zealand Society for Horticultural Science.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cochrane, D.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Blake Graeme Perry - PhD
    The Effect of Rapid and Prolonged Changes in Blood Pressure on Cerebral Blood Flow in Healthy Humans

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