Escobar-Alvarez Juan

Escobar-Alvarez Juan
University of the West of Scotland | UWS

PhD in Sports Science

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Introduction
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November 2016 - June 2020
South Essex College University Centre
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (26)
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Dancers require many specific dance skills of a ballistic nature. The design of supplementary training to improve the strength of the lower limbs and jump height is a relevant area of research. The purpose of this study was (1) to compare the effect of plyometric training versus combined training on countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and...
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Jumping ability is considered a determinant of performance success. It is identified as one of the predictors and talent identification in many sports and dance. This study aimed to investigate the effect of 16 weeks of lower-limb strength training on the jumping performance of ballet dancers. A total of 24 participants from the same dance school w...
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Netball is a collective sport characterized by intermittent high-intensity actions. Therefore, the players must develop high levels of relative bilateral and unilateral strength and power for both improve performance and also reduce injury risk. The purpose of this study was (i) to provide a reference about the mechanical outputs obtained in the ve...
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Agility is a key component of physical fitness in adolescents. However, the measurement of this variable is usually complex, requiring high cost instruments and complex software. To test the validity and reliability of a novel iPhone app (Lap Tracker Auto-timer) to measure agility performance among adolescents. Twenty-four physically active adolesc...
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This study aimed to observe the effect of 8 weeks of resisted sled training (RST), with optimal loading for maximal power output production and initial levels of force, on the magnitude of improvement in sprint performance and individual sprint mechanical outputs in female amateur rugby union players. The study examined the horizontal Power-Force-V...
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Jumping ability has been identified as one of the best predictors of dance performance. The latest findings in strength and conditioning research suggest that the relationship between force and velocity mechanical capabilities, known as the force-velocity profile, is a relevant parameter for the assessment of jumping ability. In addition, previous...
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Purpose: Ballet dancers are required to achieve performance feats such as exciting and dramatic elevations. Dancers with a greater jump height can perform a wider range of skills during their flight time and implement more specific technical skills related to the aesthetic components of a dance choreography. New findings suggest the relationship b...
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Running performance is a determinant factor for victory in Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon. Previous cycling may impair running performance in triathlons, so brick training becomes an important part of training. Wearable technology that is used by triathletes can offer several metrics for optimising training in real-time. The aim of this stud...
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Background There is evidence that overweight and obesity in children is associated with poor Physical Fitness and consequently lower Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, this linear-causal relationship between Weight Status  Physical Fitness  HRQoL is not enough to fully understand this phenomenon. Therefore, need to know, through med...
Conference Paper
Childhood obesity is a significant public health problem all over the world, causing a higher risk of developing diseases and psychological problems affecting even in adult life (Gordon-Larsen, Adair, Nelson, & Popkin, 2004). There are many studies that analyse the improvements on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) based-on physical exercis...
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The aim of this study was to observe the effect of 6 weeks of individualised training based in the optimal F-V profile during counter movement jump (CMJ) in classic ballet dancers. Twenty professional female classic ballet dancers with more than six years of experience were randomly divided into a control group (CG=10participants, age=18.7±1.1years...
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Previous investigation suggest that very heavy sled training 69-96%Body mass (BM) is more effective stimulus than low loads, for improving horizontal force and acceleration in sprint tests (Cross, Brughelli, Samozino, Brown, & Morin, 2017). The aim of this study is to observe the effect of 8 weeks of sled training with a load corresponding to 80%BM...
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Introduction The cycle to run transition in triathlon is a key factor to achieve good results. It has been described several alterations in biomechanical and neuromotor patterns that modify the running economy and consequently the performance and final result on a race (Hausswirth, Bigard, & Guezennec, 1997). This study aimed to observe the effect...
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The aim of this pilot study is to provide a descriptive reference for the F-V profile in male collegiate dancers, with a view to aiding future research in tailoring individualised training programmes so to optimise F-V imbalance and ultimately enhancing jump height in dancers. Twenty-three trained male collegiate dancers (age=18.74±0.810years, weig...
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To analyze the association between physical fitness and anthropometric measures with HRQoL, and examined which HRQoL dimensions are mediated through PF in overweight or obese children
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The aim of the study was to analyse the effect of a 4-week stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) training program on counter movement jump height in senior semi-professional female handball players. Twenty participants (age 21±1.58years, height 1.69±0.07m and body weight 64.79±7.65Kg) participated in the study and were randomly divided into a control grou...

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