Giuseppe Francesco Giancotti

Giuseppe Francesco Giancotti
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale | UNICAS · Department of Sports Science and Health

Ph.D.

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Education
December 2011 - July 2013
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Field of study
  • Sciences and Techniques of Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity

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Purpose With the coronavirus outbreak, the preventive measures include staying at home and isolation, increasing sedentary behaviours and risk for worsening of chronic diseases. To explore alternative forms of home-based physical activity, the study aim was to evaluate physiological (heart rate [HR], respiratory exchange ratio [RER], oxygen consump...
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Objective The multifaceted characteristic and task-specificity of postural control clearly reflects the need of knowing which factors could influence the balance measures in order to provide reliable and unbiased information. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of selected anthropometric characteristics, sex, lower limb’s strengt...
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INTRODUCTION: Suspension training (ST) uses body weight in multi-directional movements as a form of exercise and due to its feasibility promotes a large variety of workouts within a low space occupancy. However, only few studies (1,2) investigated the load distribution during ST, especially during pulling exercises. Therefore, the aims of this stud...
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The aims of this study were to evaluate body inclination and ground reaction force and to predict equations to estimate the training load distribution during suspension training (ST) static back-row at different lengths of the straps. Thirty volunteers (men = 16 and women = 14; age = 23.3 ± 1.7 years; body mass = 63.9 ± 13.3 kg; height = 167.9 ± 9....
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Background Wobble boards (WBs), commonly used to train postural control, have been recently equipped with accelerometers connected to a computer displaying real-time balance performances. However, little is known about their ability to detect balance deficits in subjects with unilateral chronic ankle instability (CAI). Objective To determine if co...
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Suspension Training (ST) workouts include a variety of movements requiring the individual to maintain balance while performing various resistance exercises in an interval fashion. Although ST is thought to elicit higher muscle activations than traditional exercises, only limited information is available on its acute effects on strength and power pe...
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Chronic ankle instability (CAI) has been shown to cause balance impairments during still standing and dynamic postural-control tasks. Although computerized wobble boards (WBs) are used to train postural stability and to assess dynamic balance performances, little is known about their ability to detect balance deficits in subjects with unilateral CA...
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Chronic ankle instability (CAI) has been shown to cause balance impairments during still standing and dynamic postural-control tasks. Although computerized wobble boards (WBs) are used to train postural stability and to assess dynamic balance performances, little is known about their ability to detect balance deficits in subjects with unilateral CA...
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Active video games (AVG) increase energy expenditure (EE) with respect to sedentary video games. Although several AVG consoles allow playing in single-player (SP) or multiplayer (MP) mode, few studies investigated differences in relation to game modality in men and women. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate gender-related psycho-physio...
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Computerized Wobble Boards (WB) are inexpensive, transportable and user-friendly devices to objectively quantify the dynamic balance performances out of laboratory settings, although it has not been established if they are reliable and valid tools. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of a computerized...
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The aims of this study were to evaluate the load distribution between upper and lower extremities during suspension training (ST) push-up at different length of ST device and to predict useful equations to estimate the training load. After giving their informed consent of participation, twenty-five subjects (male=17, female=8; age=28.1+/-5.2years;...
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Giancotti, G.F.1, Foster, C.2, Pezzotta, C.1, Lecce, D.1, Rodio, A.1, Capranica, L.3, Cortis, C.1 1 University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale; 2 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; 3 University of Rome “Foro Italico” 1 Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health; 2 Department of Exercise and Sport Science; 3 Department of Movement, Human and...
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Step tests are commonly used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness as nonexpensive and easy to administered evaluations. Although a positive effect of lower limbs length on step test performance could be hypothesized (Sekeljic et al., 2013), there is a need of substantiate the relationship between anthropometric aspects and step height. Therefore,...
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Dynamic balance performances are highly affected by the base of support, the center of gravity and its projection within the base of support. Although anthropometric characteristics could be expected to affect dynamic balance performances1, there is a need to substantiate this relationship. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relat...
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G.F. Giancotti1, S.P. Sanhueza Alfaro1, L. Capranica2, C. Cortis1 1Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health, University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale, Cassino, Italy 2Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, University of Rome Foro Italico, Rome, Italy Aim: The aim of this study was to compare subjective parameters during Zumba C...
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Giancotti, G.F.1, Foster, C.2, Alfaro Sanhueza, S.P.1, Capranica, L.3, Cortis, C.1 1 University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale; 2 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 3 University of Rome “Foro Italico” 1 Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health; 2 Department of Exercise and Sport Science; 3 Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences...
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Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and session-RPE methods are widely used as estimate of exercise intensity and to quantify training load in sport activities. However, no information is available in fitness activities although people are often engaged in high intensity physical activities and monitoring individual responses to the training stimul...

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Acute and Chronic Effects, and Biomechanical Analysis of Suspension Trainings