Dr Peter Herbert

Peter is an internationally renowned physiologist, having been the fitness coach for the Welsh Rugby team as well as working with numerous international athletes. Peter has spent a lifetime in sport and physical activity previously competing in world indoor rowing championships. He  now competes in track cycling and recently won Bronze in the 500m sprint in the UCI masters world championships.

Peter’s research has looked at the effects of high intensity training with an older population- go to the Research page to see the full list of publications.

Postal Address:

WIPL, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP

Phone:

07531473554

Email:

p.herbert@uwtsd.ac.uk

Hayes L, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Baker J, Hullin D, Kilduff L & Grace FM. (2015). Resting steroid hormone concentrations in lifetime exercisers and lifetime sedentary males. The Aging Male, 18(1): 22-26.

Hayes LD, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Baker JS, Spagna R, Grace FM (2015). Six weeks of conditioning exercise increases total, but not free testosterone in lifelong sedentary aging men. Aging Male, Jun 1:1-6. [Epub ahead of print].

Herbert P, Grace FM & Sculthorpe N (2015). Exercising caution: prolonged recovery to a single session of high-intensity interval training in older men. Journal of the American Gerontology Society 63(4): 817-818.

Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Baker J & Grace FM (2015). Validation of a six-second cycle test for the determination of peak power. Research in Sports Medicine 27:1-11 [Epub ahead of print]

Grace FM, Herbert P, Ratcliffe J, New K, Baker J & Sculthorpe N (2015). Age related vascular endothelial function following lifelong sedentariness: positive impact of cardiovascular conditioning without further improvement following low frequency high intensity interval training. Physiological Reports 3, e12234.

Knowles A, Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Easton C & Grace F (2015). Impact of low volume, high intensity interval training on maximal aerobic capacity, health-related quality of life and motivation to exercise in ageing men. AGE 37(2): 1-12.

Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Grace FM (2015). Low Frequency High intensity interval training (HIIT) is an effective method to improve muscle power in lifelong sedentary ageing men: a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Journal of American Gerontology Society [In Press].

Hayes L, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Baker J, Hullin D, Kilduff L, Reed D, Spagna R & Grace FM. (2014). Salivary testosterone measurement does not identify biochemical hypogonadism in aging men: a ROC analysis. Endocrine, 1-4.

Hayes L, Grace F, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Kilduff L & Baker J. (2013). Does chronic exercise attenuate age-related physiological decline in males? Research in Sports Medicine 21, 343-354.

Hayes L, Grace FM, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Ratcliffe J, Kilduff L & Baker J. (2013). The effects of a formal exercise training programme on salivary hormone concentrations and body composition in previously sedentary aging men. Springerplus 2, 1-5.

Sculthorpe N, Herbert P & Grace FM. (2015). Low frequency HIIT improves peak power and body composition in sedentary healthy older men. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, San Diego, CA, 26th-30th May 2015.

Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Baker JS & Grace FM. (2015). Validation of a 6 second cycle test for the determination of Peak Power Output (PPO) using the Wattbike cycle ergometer. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, San Diego, CA, 26th-30th May 2015.

Hayes LD, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P & Grace FM. (2015). Resting steroid hormone concentrations in lifetime exercisers and lifetime sedentary males. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, San Diego, CA, 26th-30th May 2015.

Grace FM, Herbert P & Sculthorpe N. (2015). Prolonged recovery to a single bout of high intensity exercise in ageing men. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, San Diego, CA, 26th-30th May 2015.

Grace FM, Herbert P, Ratcliffe JWT, Kilduff L, Hullin D, Hayes L Baker JS & Sculthorpe N. (2014). Effects of Subsequent High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on Resting Testosterone and IGF-1 in Ageing Males. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, Orlando FL May 27th -31st.

Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Ratcliffe JWT, Baker JS & Grace FM. (2014). Effects of Subsequent High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on Balance, Flexibility and Power in Ageing Males. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, Orlando FL May 27th -31st.

Ratcliffe JWT, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Kilduff L, Hullin D, Hayes L Baker JS New K & Grace FM. (2014). Effects of Subsequent High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on Vascular Function and CV Risk in Aged Males. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, Orlando FL May 27th -31st.

Sculthorpe N, Ratcliffe JWT, Herbert P, Kilduff L, Hullin D, Hayes L Baker JS New K & Grace FM. (2014). Effects Of Subsequent High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) On L-arginine, Dimethyarginines (ADMA;SDMA) And Their Ratios In Ageing Males. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual conference, Orlando FL May 27th -31st.

Dugdale HF, Raal-Nunes M, Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Grace FM, Brown WM. Facial symmetry predicts physical fitness in older men: The role of DNA methylation in the paired box 3 (PAX3) gene. BASES student conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University 26-28th March 2013.

Herbert P, Ratcliffe J, Sculthorpe N, Baker, J, Richards, J and Grace FM. The effects of a 6 week ACSM intervention on aerobic fitness in sedentary older men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June 2013.

Ratcliffe J, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Baker J, Richards J, New K and Grace FM. The effects of 6 week ACSM intervention on standard cardiovascular measurements in sedentary older men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June 2013.

Hayes L, Grace FM, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Ratcliffe J, Kilduff L and Baker JS. The Effects of a Formal Exercise Training Programme on Hormone Concentrations and Body Composition in Previously Sedentary Aging Men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June 2013.

Herbert P, Grace FM, Ratcliffe J, Baker J, Richards J and Sculthorpe N. The effects of a 6 week ACSM intervention on measures of power output in sedentary older men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June 2013.

Herbert P, Sculthorpe N, Ratcliffe J, Baker J, Richards, J and Grace FM. (2013). The effects of a 6 week ACSM exercise intervention on body composition in sedentary older men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June.

Hayes L, Grace FM, Sculthorpe N, Herbert P, Ratcliffe J, Kilduff L, & Baker J. (2013). The Effects of a Formal Exercise Training Programme on Hormone Concentrations and Body Composition in Previously Sedentary Aging Men. European College of Sport Science annual conference, Barcelona 26-29th June.

Brown WM, Raal-Nunes M, Dugdale HF, Ross A, Sully T, Herbert P, Sculthorpe N and Grace FM. (2013) Symmetry predicts physical fitness in older men: The role of DNA methylation in the paired box 3 (PAX3) gene. International Ethological Conference (IEC), Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Newcastle, UK, 4-8th August.