Esther Morales

Esther Morales
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva

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Purpose: To assess changes in swimming performance, anthropometrics, kinematics, energetics, and strength after 5-week training cessation. Methods: Twenty-one trained and highly trained swimmers (13 males: 17.4 [3.1] y; 50-m front crawl 463 [77] FINA points; 8 females: 16.7 [1.7] y; 50-m front crawl 535 [48] FINA points) performed a 50-m front-c...
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This study aimed to compare three swimming conditions in a swimming flume with water at 26 ℃ (using swimsuit) and 18 ℃ (randomly with swimsuit and wetsuit). Seventeen swimmers (32.4±14.7 years old, 175.6±0.06 cm height, and 70.4±9.8 kg body mass) performed three bouts until exhaustion at a 400-m front crawl pace (24 h intervals). ANOVA repeated mea...
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INTRODUCTION: To avoid hypothermia, the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) allows the use of wetsuit in swimming events when the water temperature is between 16 to 20ºC. However, improvements in performance produced by the use of wetsuit 1,2 in different distances highlights the importance in selecting the wetsuit according to thickness a...
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As most parents do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, new PA promotion strategies need to be developed considering the role of motivation as an essential underlying factor of PA behavior. Recreational sports programs practiced in the family would represent an effective strategy to promote PA for the entire family in general, and for p...
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Background: The swimming community has shown considerable interest in using dryland warm-ups as a method of impacting performance. This study compared the effects of high-resistance pull-over and swimming warm-up in semi-tethered resisted swimming. Methods: An incremental-load semi-tethered swimming test was individually administered in 20 natio...
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Objective: This study tried a post-activation performance enhancements protocol in 16 competitive swimmers. Method: First, maximal conditioning exercises for upper and lower limbs were applied and tested after 5, 8, 12 and 20 minutes of rest through maximal voluntary contractions’ test (3 reps of vertical jump and 3 reps of flying push-up). On a su...
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This investigation aimed to develop a regression model of the Race Component evolution in a large sample of regional age-group Spanish swimmers in 50 m freestyle. Subjects were 280 regional swimmers selected of different club (with an age range of 9 to 22 year) and the swimmers were divided into a five competitive categories. The time spent startin...
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The aim of the present study was to explore the acute biophysical effects of different water temperatures in swimming. Ten male swimmers (28.20 􀊶 13.15 years old) completed two front crawl time-trials in a flume (24h rest in- between) at 18 and 26􀂐 C water temperature, both with- out wetsuit. The speed was common at both conditions and established...
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With reference to the Sport Education pedagogical model, this research aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the first section of the Physical Education Season Survey in order to measure the six structural features of Sport Education in the Spanish context. The participants were 608 Post-Compulsory and Compulsory Secondary students (323 b...
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The objective of this research was to examine the influence of an intervention based on Sport Education Model (SEM), in comparison with Traditional Teaching Model (TTM), on motivational regulation in high school students in Physical Education class. A total of 44 high school students (22 men and 22 women, Mage = 16.32, SD = .57) participated. The d...
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La natación es un deporte en continua evolución. Los cambios en aspectos reglamentarios como la composición y tamaño de los bañadores han producido cambios bruscos en los resultados, primero permitiéndolos y posteriormente prohibiéndolos. La distancia subacuática permitida, los cambios en salida y viraje de espalda, las diferentes acciones y sincro...
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Estudio NSW 1. INTRODUCCIÓN La natación es un deporte en continua evolución. Los cambios en aspectos reglamentarios como la composición y tamaño de los bañadores primero permitiéndolos y posteriormente prohibiéndolos han producido variaciones bruscas en los resultados. La distancia subacuática, los cambios en salida y viraje de espalda, las diferen...
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A detailed kinematic description about the effect of fatigue on Underwater Undulatory Swimming Performance in a group top level international swimmers, including some World Record holders or Olympic Champions.
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Introduction. Exposure to moderate hypoxia negatively impacts many physiological responses to maximal exercise (e.g. decreased cardiac output and muscle recruitment, increased cost of ventilation) and impairs aerobic performance, whereas short duration, anaerobic exercise is not much affected. The effect of acute hypoxia on physiological and techni...
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Sculling is a basic propulsive action with four hand movements: outward, supination, inward and pronation (Arellano et al.,2006). Analysis 3D showed a zigzag path, where hand displacement is mostly forward, with strong hand rotations during the direction’s change (Arellano, 2011). The study aim was to know the effect on kinematic variables of the u...
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In the present study, we investigated the relation between cognitive performance and heart rate variability as a function of fitness level. We measured the effect of three cognitive tasks (the psychomotor vigilance task, a temporal orienting task, and a duration discrimination task) on the heart rate variability of two groups of participants: a hig...
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Introduction: Several studies indicate that chronic exercise provides positive effects on cognitive performance (Themanson & Hillman, 2006). The effect of training seems to be robust, but may selectively benefit cognitive performance. The aim of this study was to show the relationship between physical fitness and their effects on attentional perfor...
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Introduction The quotation of our ancestors “mens sana in corpora sano” is supported by recent studies suggesting that physical activity has an important role as a protective factor at the physical and mental health (Albinet, Boucard, Bouquet, & Audiffren, 2010). The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between exercise, hea...
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Objectives This study investigates the effect of acute aerobic exercise on exogenous spatial attention and executive control.Methods and design Participants performed an exogenous cueing discrimination task in three situations: at rest, while exercising, and immediately after exercising. The stimulus-response compatibility effect was also measured...
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El estudio de los efectos del ejercicio físico sobre el procesamiento cognitivo está experimentando un auge exponencial en los últimos años. Así, son numerosos los artículos publicados que muestran como el ejercicio físico modula el funcionamiento de procesos cognitivos de alto nivel. En nuestro laboratorio hemos iniciado una línea de investigación...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of aerobic physical activity on the deployment of exogenous spatial attention. Moderate aerobic exercise has been consistently associated with physical (e.g., reduction of cardiovascular disease) and mental (e.g., reduction of depression and anxiety disorders) well-being. On that basis, ther...
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El estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar las posibles diferencias en los resultados de las series eliminatorias y finales en las pruebas de 100 m obtenidos durante los campeonatos de Andalucía Infantil de Natación. Los nadadores correspondían a la categoría de 13-14 años femenina y 15-16 años en la masculina. Diferentes variables temporales y cinemát...
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El presente estudio se centró en el análisis de los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud Europea (2001) y el Campeonato de Andalucía (2004) en la categoría de 13-14 años femenina y 15-16 años masculino. El objeto del estudio fue analizar y comparar la estrategia con la que los dos grupo de nadadores participaron cada una de las pruebas de 100 m de cada...
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Bajo la perspectiva terapéutica, el medio acuático se utiliza como forma de tratamiento a diversas patologías existentes, sin embargo debemos tener en cuenta que cuando exista una labor terapéutica, debe contarse con la participación de profesionales de la salud. Esto nos lleva al planteamiento de que el camino más adecuado para diseñar un programa...
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The aim of this study was to analyse how affects the distance of swim on physiological and technical parameters during a sub-maximal intensity. Seven males and four females swam three different distances (200, 400 and 800 m) at 92% of the maximal mean velocity of a 400 m full speed test. The exact speed at each length was given with a visual light...
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Proyecto integral de análisis de la competición del Cto del Mundo de natación. 2003. Entidad Financiadora: Consejo Superior de Deportes (Convocatoria de ayudas a Universidades Públicas y Privadas y Entidades Públicas para la realización de proyectos de apoyo científico y tecnológico al deporte) Entidades Participantes: Universidad de Granada, CAR...
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The purpose of the present paper is to synthesise a number of scientific contributions of our research group, into a coherent corpus of knowledge related to swimming biophysics, specially centred on the availability and use of energy in swimming. After an introductory part that intends to underline the relevance of this approach base on the concept...
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Tesis Univ. Granada. Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva. Leída el 20 de diciembre de 2006

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Development and application of digital technologies related to health and exercise. Research Field: Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Sport and Fitness Sciences Exercise; Health; Exercise and Sport Physiology; Energetics; Human locomotion; Oxygen Uptake Kinetics; Biomarkers; Physical Activity Monitoring; Performance Analysis; Training and Detraining; Ageing; Exercise and Sport Biomechanics; Digital Technologies; Wearable Technologies; Smart Textiles; Artificial Intelligence; Quality of Life; Mental Health; Cognition; _____________________________________________________________________ Research Center in Physical Activity, health and Leisure (CIAFEL), Faculty of Sports-University of Porto (FADEUP), Portugal. Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR), Porto, Portugal.
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This is a project in which the children and the parents practice sport in the same time and enjoy together.