Belen Feriche

Belen Feriche
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva

Sport Sciences, PhD.

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October 2017 - present
University of Granada
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May 1995 - October 2017
University of Granada
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  • Lecturer
May 1995 - present
University of Granada
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  • Professor (Full)
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  • Teaching area: Sport Training

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Publications (164)
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This study investigated the effects of a 3-week power-oriented resistance training program performed at moderate altitude on the lower-limb maximal theoretical power and force-velocity (F-V) imbalance of elite judokas. Twenty-two elite male judokas were randomly assigned to either a hypobaric hypoxia or normoxia group. Mechanical outputs from an in...
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Background Metabolic stress is considered a key factor in the activation of hypertrophy mechanisms which seems to be potentiated under hypoxic conditions.This study aimed to analyze the combined effect of the type of acute hypoxia (terrestrial vs simulated) and of the inter-set rest configuration (60 vs 120 s) during a hypertrophic resistance train...
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Background Cancer, like other chronic pathologies, is associated with the presence of hypoxic regions due to the uncontrolled cell growth. Under this pathological hypoxic condition, various molecular signaling pathways are activated to ensure cell survival, such as those that govern angiogenesis, erythropoiesis, among others. These molecular proces...
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The aim of the study was to test whether ascending to a moderate real altitude affects motoneuron pool excitability at rest, as expressed by a change in the H-reflex amplitude, and also to elucidate whether a possible alteration in the motoneuron pool excitability could be reflected in the execution of lower-body concentric explosive (squat jump; S...
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Hypobaric hypoxia (HH) seems to lead to different responses compared to normobaric hypoxia (NH) during physical conditioning. The aim of the study was to analyze the hormonal and circulating ion responses after performing high-intensity resistance training with different inter-set rest under HH and NH condition. Sixteen male volunteers were randoml...
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The aim of this study was to investigate neuromuscular adaptations in elite judo athletes after three weeks of power-oriented strength training at terrestrial altitude (2320 m). Nineteen men were assigned to altitude training (AL) (22.1 ± 2.3 years) and sea level training (SL) (22.6 ± 4.1 years). Neuromuscular assessment consisted of: (1) maximal i...
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This study investigated the effect of a traditional hypertrophy-oriented resistance training (RT) session at acute terrestrial hypoxia on inflammatory, hormonal, and the expression of miR-378 responses associated with muscular gains. In a counterbalanced fashion, 13 resistance trained males completed a hypertrophic RT session at both moderate-altit...
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This study investigated the effect of a 3-week power-oriented resistance training program performed at moderate altitude on leg power output variables in a countermovement jump, a related judo technique ( ippon-seoi-nage ) and the relationship between them. Twenty-four elite male judokas were randomly assigned to a hypobaric hypoxia or normoxia gro...
Technical Report
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Cuarta toma de una serie de guías elaboradas por la Secretaría Xeral para o Deporte y expertos de las tres universidades gallegas, que nacen con la vocación de poner a disposición de federaciones, clubes, profesores y entrenadores, sugerencias con base científica que permitan acelerar la vuelta a la normalidad en la práctica de la actividad deporti...
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Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of the grip width on the power-force-velocity-profile, the maximal strength, and performance during a repetition to failure test in the pull-up exercise (PU). Method: Fourteen trained males performed an incremental loading and repetitions to failure test with the PU exercise usin...
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Background and Study Aim: The high metabolic stress observed during judo bouts seems to affect the handgrip and arm pushing isometric strength and the shoulder rotation torque performance, while the are no data concerning explosive actions of the upper limbs during one or more bouts. The aim of this study was the knowledge about effect of a simulat...
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Tomazin, K, Strojnik, V, Feriche, B, Garcia Ramos, A, Štrumbelj, B, and Stirn, I. Neuromuscular adaptations in elite swimmers during concurrent strength and endurance training at low and moderate altitudes. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2020-This study evaluated neuromuscular adaptations in elite swimmers during concurrent strength and endura...
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This study examined the acute effects of exposure to moderate altitude on factors associated with muscular adaptations following whole-body hypertrophy-oriented resistance training (RT) sessions. Thirteen resistance-trained males completed both counterbalanced standard hypertrophic RT sessions (3 sets x 10RM, 2 min rest) at moderate-altitude (H; 23...
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We examined the viability of using mean propulsive velocity (MPV) to adjust the load in the countermovement jump (CMJ) at moderate altitude. Twenty-four volunteers were assigned to a 4-week power-oriented resistance training (RT) program in either normoxia (N, 690 m) or intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (IH, 2,320 m). The load was adjusted to maintain...
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Morales-Artacho, AJ, García-Ramos, A, Pérez-Castilla, A, Padial, P, Gomez, AM, Peinado, AM, Pérez-Córdoba, JL, and Feriche, B. Muscle activation during power-oriented resistance training: continuous vs. cluster set configurations. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-This study examined performance and electromyography (EMG) changes during a po...
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This study aimed to compare force, velocity, and power output collected under different loads, as well as the force-velocity (F-V) relationship between three measurement methods. Thirteen male judokas were tested under four loading conditions (20, 40, 60, and 80 kg) in the countermovement jump (CMJ) exercise, while mechanical output data were colle...
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This study aimed to assess the effect of acute exposure to moderate altitude on kinematic variables of the ippon-seoi-nage and on the mechanical outputs of the countermovement jump (CMJ). Thirteen elite male judokas from the Spanish Judo Training Centre in Valencia (age: 21.54 ± 2.15 years) participated in the study. All of them performed an increm...
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We aimed to explore relationships between the force-velocity (FV) profile and the isometric muscle torque performance during a knee extension task. The FV profile (force-intercept [F0], velocity-intercept [V0], maximum power [Pmax], and FV slope) during the countermovement jump (CMJ) exercise and isometric maximum voluntary torque (MVIC) and explos...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of a power-oriented resistance training (RT) intervention at moderate altitude on neuromuscular function. Twenty elite judokas were mobilized to participate in the study and divided in the control (C - sea level, n=11) and experimental (A – altitude 2320 m, n=9) group. Both groups executed a physical...
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RESUMEN Introducción: Este estudio controlado, no aleatorizado, con grupos paralelos analizó los efectos sobre el rendimiento, el VO2 y la masa de hemoglobina (tHbmass) de cuatro intervenciones de entrenamiento preparatorias durante la temporada: vivir y entrenar a una altitud moderada por 3 y 4 semanas (Hi-Hi3, Hi-Hi), vivir alto y entrenar alto...
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Intermittent hypoxic resistance training (IHRT) may help to maximize the adaptations following resistance training, although conflicting evidence is available. The aim of this study was to explore the influence of moderate altitude on the functional, neural and muscle architecture responses of the quadriceps muscles following a power-oriented IHRT...
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Using a controlled parallel group longitudinal trial design, we investigated the effects of different training interventions on the prooxidant/antioxidant status of elite athletes: living and training at moderate altitude for 3 (Hi-Hi3) and 4 weeks (Hi-Hi), and for 4 weeks too, living high and training high and low (Hi-HiLo) and living and training...
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Purpose: This study explored the feasibility of the force-velocity relationship (F-V) to detect the acute effects of different fatigue protocols on the selective changes of the maximal capacities of upper body muscles to produce force, velocity, and power. Methods: After determining the bench press one-repetition maximum (1RM), participants' F-V...
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Introducción: Durante los programas de entrenamiento de fuerza el ajuste de la intensidad normalmente se expresa como un porcentaje de la repetición máxima (%1RM), entendiéndose como la máxima sobrecarga que puede desplazarse una sola vez para el ejercicio analizado (Bazuelo-Ruiz et al., 2015). Recientemente se viene estudiando la validez del uso d...
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Background: The force-velocity (F-V) relationship is being used to evaluate the maximal capacities of active muscles to produce force (F0), velocity (V0), and power (P0) (Jaric, 2015). Although the routine assessment of the F-V relationship is based on multiple loads (Jiménez-Reyes et al., 2017), the two-point method has emerged as a quick and fati...
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This study aimed to (1) assess the reliability of the force, velocity, power output variables measured by a force plate and a linear velocity transducer (LVT) for both the unconstrained and constrained loaded countermovement jump (CMJ), and (2) examine the e ect of both the CMJ type and the measurement method on the magnitudes of the same variables...
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This study compared the effects of two velocity loss thresholds during a power-oriented resistance training program on the mechanical capacities of lower-body muscles. Twenty men were counterbalanced in two groups (VL10 and VL20) based on their maximum power capacity. Both groups used the same exercises, relative intensity and repetition volume, on...
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Purpose: This study aimed to provide two general equations to estimate (1) the maximum possible number of repetitions (XRM) from the mean velocity (MV) of the barbell, and (2) the MV associated with a given number of repetitions in reserve, as well as (3) to determine the between-sessions reliability of the MV associated with each XRM. Methods:...
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Previous studies have revealed that the velocity of the bar can be used to determine the intensity of different resistance training exercises. However, the load-velocity relationship seems to be exercise dependent. This study aimed to compare the load- velocity relationship obtained from two variations of the half-squat exercise (traditional vs. ba...
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Presentation of results at the ACSM’s 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain, held in Denver (Colorado) from the 30th of May to the 3th of June of 2017. These results correspond to the adjustment of the load in the comparison of the LLTH vs LLTL strategy in...
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This study aimed to examine the validity of mechanical variables obtained by a linear velocity transducer from the unconstrained and constrained squat jump (SJ). Twenty-three men were tested on the unconstrained SJ and the SJ constrained by a Smith machine. Maximum values of force, velocity, and power were simultaneously recorded both by a linear v...
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Recent research has revealed that the force-velocity relationship obtained from the 'two-load method' (i.e., functional movements tested against just 2 external loads) could be a feasible method for the selective assessment of muscle force, velocity, and power-producing capacities. The study investigated the reliability and concurrent validity of t...
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Physical performance is a key factor in most of the actions that determine success in soccer competitions. The present meta-analysis aimed to determine whether, and to what extent different conditioning programmes implemented in addition to regular soccer training are able to enhance the performance of high-velocity soccer-related tasks. Study grou...
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Morales-Artacho, AJ, Padial, P, García-Ramos, A, Pérez-Castilla, A, and Feriche, B. Influence of a cluster set configuration on the adaptations to short-term power training. J Strength Cond Res 32(4): 930-937, 2018-This study investigated the effects of a traditional (TT) vs. cluster (CT) resistance training on the lower-body force, velocity, and p...
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Open access: http://rdcu.be/qadf The possible muscular strength, hypertrophy, and muscle power benefits of resistance traini ng under environmentalconditions of hypoxia are currently being investigated.Nowadays, resistance training in hypoxia constitutes a promising new training strategy for strength and muscle gains. Themain mechanisms responsibl...
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This study aimed to explore the strength of the force–velocity (F–V) relationship of lower limb muscles and the reliability of its parameters (maximum force [F0], slope [a], maximum velocity [V0], and maximum power [P0]). Twenty-three men were tested in two different jump types (squat and countermovement jump: SJ and CMJ), performed under two diffe...
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Background: The loaded squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ), using free-weights or a Smith machine, are the two jump types most commonly used to evaluate lower-body muscle function (Cuk et al., 2014; Garcia-Ramos et al., 2016). Power output is one of the variables most used to evaluate vertical jumps (Markovic & Jaric, 2007). However, the...
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Introduction: The force–velocity (F–V) relationship has been used to evaluate the maximal mechanical capacities of the muscles to produce force (F0), velocity (V0), and power (P0) in various multi-joint functional movement tasks (Cuk et al., 2014; Sreckovic et al., 2015). Traditionally, the F–V relationship has been determined through the applicati...
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This study aimed to examine the reliability of different power and velocity variables during the Smith machine bench press (BP) and bench press throw (BPT) exercises. Twenty-two healthy men conducted four testing sessions after a preliminary BP one-repetition maximum (1RM) test. In a counterbalanced order, participants performed two sessions of BP...
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The present study aimed (1) to compare loaded squat jump performance after an acute and chronic exposure to a moderate natural altitude between normoxia and hypobaric hypoxia conditions, and (2) to analyze the effect of an altitude training camp on loaded jump squat development. Sixteen male swimmers (17.1 ± 0.8 years) took part in a 17-day trainin...
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This study aimed (a) to analyze the effect of an acute exposure to terrestrial altitude on the force-velocity relationship parameters (maximum force [F0)], maximum velocity [V0)], and maximum power [P0)]) during a loaded squat jump (SJ), and (b) to compare unloaded SJ and countermovement jump (CMJ) performance between sea level and altitude conditi...
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This study evaluated the influence of an altitude training (AT) camp on swimming start time and loaded squat jump performance. To accomplish this goal, 13 international swimmers (8 women, 5 men) were allocated to both the control (Sea Level Training, SLT) and experimental conditions (AT, 2320 m above sea level) that were separated by a one year per...
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BACKGROUND: The load that maximizes power output, commonly called “optimal load”, has received wide attention for training and testing purposes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reproducibility in the determination of the load that maximizes mean power (MP), mean propulsive power (MPP), and peak power (PP) during the bench press (BP) and bench press thro...
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BACKGROUND: Cluster training is being increasingly used to develop muscular power. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of short inter-repetition rest (IRR) periods on the capacity to maintain maximal levels of power output. METHODS: In a first session, 16 active-duty soldiers performed a progressive loading test to establish the load linked to maxi...
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This study aimed to correlate, compare, and determine the reliability of force, velocity, and power values collected with a force plate (FP) and a linear transducer during loaded jumps. Twenty-three swimmers performed an incremental loading test at 25, 50, 75, and 100% of their own body weight on a FP. A linear velocity transducer (LVT) was attache...