Dr. Lorenzo Love

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Email: llove@redeemer.ca

Office: 111D

Programs: Kinesiology, Physical Education


Ph.D. (2020), Kinesiology, Western University

M.Sc. (2020), Brock University

B.Kin. (2006), Brock University

CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist


  • Foundations of Human Anatomy I (KPE-118)
  • Human Physiology (KPE-218)
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries (KPE-312)
  • Motor Learning (KPE-313)
  • Exercise Physiology I (KPE-318)


Dr. Lorenzo Love has long had a love for physical activity, science, and learning, which lead him to the field of kinesiology. Within the field of kinesiology, he has a particular passion for the areas of exercise physiology and anatomy. From his Masters research on carbohydrate metabolism within the cell to his Doctoral research on how the body uses O2 and adjusts blood flow during exercise, Dr. Love enjoys seeing how the various parts of the body work together to achieve a desired outcome.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Love loves being physically active by working out, biking, rowing, running, and playing various teams sports (soccer, volleyball, etc.). He also strives to continue growing his relationship with Jesus, have others experience the love that Christ has for them, and serve in his church.

Research Interests

Effect of exercise intensity on blood flow kinetics

Relationship between metabolic rate and blood flow

Effect of exercise training on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism

Effect of diet on blood flow and aerobic metabolism


Selected Publications

Love, L.K., Hodgson, M.D., Keir, D.A. and Kowalchuk, J.M. Data analysis technique influences blood flow kinetics parameter estimates for moderate- and heavy-intensity exercise transitions. Exp Physiol 107: 82-93, 2021.

Nederveen, J.P., Keir, D.A., Love, L.K., Rossiter, H.B. and Kowalchuk, J.M.  Effect of heavy-intensity ‘priming’ exercise on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during moderate-intensity step-transitions initiated from an elevated work rate.  Resp Physiol Neurobiology 235: 62-70, 2017

Keir, D.A., Benson, A.P., Love, L.K., Robertson, T.C., Rossiter, H.B. and Kowalchuk, J.M. Influence of muscle metabolic heterogeneity in determining the VO2p kinetic response to ramp-incremental exercise.  J Appl Physiol 120: 503-513, 2016.

Raper, J.A., Love, L.K., Peters, S.J., Heigenhauser, G.J.F., Paterson, D.H. and Kowalchuk, J.M. The effect of high fat and high carbohydrate diets on pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during the transition to moderate-intensity exercise.  J Appl Physiol 117: 1371–1379, 2014

Love, L.K., LeBlanc, P.J., Inglis, J.G., Bradley, N.S., Choptiany, J., Heigenhauser, G.J.F. and Peters, S.J.  The relationship between human skeletal muscle pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase activity and muscle aerobic capacity.  J Appl Physiol 111: 427–434, 2011