Unal KARLI, Prof.Dr.

Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Sport Science in Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University


Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Geziler ve Etkinlikle

Prof.Dr. Ümid KARLI

Birth date: 15.08.1971

Foreign language: English

e-mail: umidkarli@gmail.com

Dr. Umid KARLI, Ph.D., M.S.

Prof.Dr., Department of Coaching Education,

Faculty of Sport Science,

Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu/TURKIYE

Phone: +374 253 4571

Mobile Phone: +505 299 0753

Member of United World Wrestling Scientific Commission


Prof. Dr. Ümid KARLI was graduated from Middle East Technical University and took his bachelor’s degree from the department of Physical Education and Sport in Faculty of Education and completed masters of degree at same university in the Institute of Social Sciences. He got his PhD degree from the Institute of Health Sciences of Hacettepe University. Dr. Karli who works in Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University since 1999, has been in several positions such as Vice Dean of School of Physical Education and Sport and, Head of Department of Coaching Education. He has over 75 publications related with Exercise Physiology, Athletic Performance and Body Composition. Moreover, Dr. Karli is a former wrestler and participated for his national team over 30 times. He was also the strength and conditioning coach of National Team of Greco Roman style wrestling, that took the second place in team ranking in the 2011 Senior Wrestling World Championship. He was a member of Education Committee and Technical Committee of Turkish Wrestling Federation. He was also the member of Sports Education and Science Board of Ministry of Youth and Sports. Nowadays he is the member of Health Sciences Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Committee of the university. He is still working as a full time Professor and as the Dean of the Faculty of Sport Science in Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University.

Areas of Interest: Exercise physiology, athletic performance assessment and training

Master’s of thesis: Effects of High Dose Oral Creatine Supplementation on Anaerobic and Aerobic Capacity of Elite Wrestlers.

PhD dissertation: Investigation of Body Composition in Elite Level Wrestlers.


Some Selected Projects:


Some Selected Publications

Scientific Articles

  1. Fidan, M., Bayrak, A., Karli, U. A novel adaptable isometric strength analysis and exercise development system design. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine (SCI-Expanded), 235(8): 913–926, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/09544119211015562
  2. Sener, T., Sozbir, K., Karli, U. Acute effects of plyometric warm-up with different box heights on sprint and agility performance in national-level field hockey athletes. Isokinetics and Exercise Science (SCI-Expanded), 29(1): 1-9, 2021. DOI 10.3233/IES-203127
  3. Kocaağa, T.,Tamer, K.,Karlı, Ü.,Yarar, H. Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Physical Activity Level and Body Composition in Young Males. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology (ESCI) 8(3): 23-31, 2019. Doi: 10.26655/IJAEP.2019.9.4
  4. Çankaya, T., Karlı Ü., Buğdaycı, G. Comparison of exhaustive concentric and eccentric contractions: Effects on muscle damage and EMG responses during recovery period. Isokinetics and Exercise Science (SCI-Expanded), 27(3): 185-191, 2019. DOI 10.3233/IES-183154
  5. Karli, U., Ucan, Y., Sozbir, K., Aydın, K., Yarar, H. Validation of Skinfold Measurement Method to Dexa for the Assessment of Body Composition. International Journal of Sports and Physical Education (Uluslararası indeks), 2(1), 20-26, 2016 DOI: , ISSN: 2454-6380.
  6. Bakar, Y., Coknaz, H., Karli, U., Semsek, Ö., Serin, E. & Pala, Ö.O. Effect of manual lymph drainage on removal of blood lactate after submaximal exercise. Journal of Physical Therapy Science (Uluslararası indeks ), 27(11): 3387-3391, 2015.
  7. Tiryaki Sonmez, G., Ozen, S., Bugdayci, G., Karli, U., Ozen, G., Cogalgil, S., Schoenfeld, B., Sozbir, K. & Aydin, K. Effect of exercise on appetite-regulating hormones in overweight women. Biology of Sport (SCI-Expanded), 30: 75-80, 2013.
  8. Karli, U. Impact of Exercise Induced Muscle Damage on Target Shooting Performance. Life Science Journal-Acta Zhengzhou University Overseas Edition (SCI-Expanded), 10(1): 4386-4392, 2013.
  9. Akdeniz, S., Karli, U., Dasdemir, T., Yarar, H. & Yilmaz, B. Impact of exercise induced muscle damage on sprint and agility performance. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science: Nigde University (SPORTDiscus with Full Text EBSCOhost), 6(2): 152-160, 2012.
  10. Alkandari, J.R., Maughan, R.J., Rocky, R., Aziz, A.R. & Karli, U. The implications of Ramadan fasting for human health and well-being. Journal of Sports Sciences (SCI-Expanded), 30(Suppl. 1): S9-S19, 2012.
  11. Karli, U., Guvenc, A., Aslan, A., Hazir, T. & Acikada, C. Influence of Ramadan Fasting on Anaerobic Performance and Recovery Following Short Time High Intensity Exercise. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (SCI-Expanded), 6: 490-497, 2007.
  12. Kocak, S. & Karli, U. Effects of high dose oral creatine supplementation on anaerobic capacity of elite wrestlers. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (SCI-Expanded), 43: 488-492, 2003.



  1. Yarar, H. & Karli, U. The Effects of Short-Term Body Weight Loss on Body Composition in Combat Sport Athletes. The 10th International Conference in Physical Education, Sports and Physical Therapy “Physical Education, Sports and HealthfFor Sustainable Development Goals”, Abstract Book; pp.102, (S070), November 18-20, 2016 Elazığ, Türkiye.
  2. Yarar, H., Karli, U., Buğdaycı, G., Oğuzman, H. & Aydın, EM. The Effects of Short-Term Body Weight Loss on Endurance Performance in Combat Sport Athletes. The 9th Conference of Baltic Society of Sport Sciences “Current Issues and New Ideas In Sport Science”, Proceedings Book; pp. 126, April 27-29, 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania.
  3. Karli, U., Yarar, H. & Uzum, H. Impact of using mouth guard on the ventilatory responses to incremental exercise in combat athletes. VII International Congress of the Spanish Association of Sport Sciences, Abstract Book (CD); Sport Performance Analysis Area, pp. 32, November 15-17, 2012, Granada, Spain.
  4. Yarar, H., Karli, U., Aydin, K., Erdem, H. & Uzum, H. Effect of using mouthguard on anaerobic and aerobic performance of combat sport athletes. XXXII WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS MEDICINE, Poster’s Book (CD); pp. 611, September 27-30, 2012, Rome, Italy.
  5. Karli, U., Acikada, C. & Hazir, T. Validation of Foot to Foot Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Hydrostatic Weighing in Elite Male Wrestlers. 12th International Scientific Conference of Sport Kinetics, Abstracts Book; pp. 147, September 22-24, 2011, Crakow, Poland.
  6. Karli, U., Acikada, C., Alpar, R. & Hazir, T. Development of Regression Equations for Estimating Body Composition of Elite Male Wrestlers. 11th International Sport Sciences Congress, Abstract Book (CD long abstract); pp. 67 (249-251), November 10-12, 2010, Antalya, Türkiye.
  7. Karli, U., Acikada, C. Alpar, R., Hazir, T. & Doğu, G. Development of BIA Equations for Estimating Body Composition of Elite Male Wrestlers. 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Book of Abstracts; pp. 567, June 24-27, 2009, Oslo, Norway.
  8. Karlı, Ü. & Koçak, S. Effects of High Dose Oral Creatine Supplementation on Anaerobic Capacity of Elite Wrestlers. Yüksek Doz Oral Kreatin Alımının Anaerobik Kapasiteye Etkisi. Uluslararası VI. Spor Bilimleri Kongresi, Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı; s. 171, 3-5 Kasım, 2000, Ankara, Türkiye.



  1. Karlı, Ü. The Scientific Basis of Wrestlers‘ Strength Training Programs-Güreşçilerin Kuvvet Antrenmanı Programlarının Bilimsel Temeli, “Başarıya Giden Yolda Güreş Antrenörünün Rehber Kitabı” (Ed. Kutlu, M.), Ankara, Türkiye: EPAMAT, s. 215-248, 2010.
  2. Karlı, Ü. Principles for Training Your Wrestlers-Güreşçilerinizin Antrenmanı için İlkeler, “Başarıya Giden Yolda Güreş Antrenörünün Rehber Kitabı” (Ed. Kutlu, M.), Ankara, Türkiye: EPAMAT, s. 315-322, 2010.



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