Henrique P. Neiva

Henrique P. Neiva
Universidade da Beira Interior | UBI · Department of Sports Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Henrique Pereira Neiva concluded his degree in Sport and Physical Education in the Faculty of Sport of University of Porto (2008).In 2015 finished Ph.D in in Sport Sciences at the University of Beira Interior and Research Center in Sport Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, with the thesis entitled “The effect of warm-up on swimming performance: the impact of volume, intensity and post warm-up recovery in elite swimmers”. Neiva, H. is member of Research Centre in Sports, Health and Human Development and collaborates with University of Beira Interior. Working mainly on reseach about the effects of warm-up (individual and team-sports performances), concurrent training on children and adults, and the use of wearables/technology in aquatic activities.
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January 2011 - present
Universidade da Beira Interior
January 2008 - January 2010
University of Porto
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  • Universidade do Porto

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Publications (251)
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Warm-up before physical activity is commonly accepted to be fundamental, and any priming practices are usually thought to optimize performance. However, specifically in swimming, studies on the effects of warm-up are scarce, which may be due to the swimming pool environment, which has a high temperature and humidity, and to the complexity of warm-u...
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Background. In team sports, it is imperative that the warm-up improve acute explosive performance. However, the exact strategies, methods and consequences of different warm-up practices remain unclear. A time delay between the warm-up and match and during half-time could negate the positive metabolic effects of the warm-up. Objectives. We conducted...
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The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two different warm-up intensities on 100m swimming performance in a randomized controlled trial. Thirteen competitive swimmers performed two 100m freestyle time-trials on separate days after either control or experimental warm-up, in a randomized design. The control warm-up included a typical race...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 10min vs. 20min passive rest post warm-up on performance in a 100 m freestyle time-trial. Design: Randomized crossover. Methods: Eleven competitive male swimmers performed two experimental trials on different days, consisting of 100 m freestyle time-trials following 10min or 20min passi...
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The aim of the present study was to analyze the training and detraining effects of concurrent aerobic training and resistance training against three different external loads on strength and aerobic variables. Thirty-two men were randomly assigned to four groups: low-load (LLG, n=9), moderate-load (MLG, n=9), high-load (HLG, n=8), and control group...
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Background and Study Aim: Despite the well-known efficiency of the boxing art, research focused on the effectiveness of boxing skills used in other full-contact combat sports remains limited. Therefore, this study aimed is knowledge about the effectiveness of boxing skills in other full-contact combat sports. Material and Methods: The critical anal...
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Background The identification and evaluation of the variables that influence performance have been essential to obtain excellence in sport. Objective The aim of this study was to identify which parameters have the most influence on the 50 meters freestyle time, in young competitive swimmers. Methods One hundred and eighty-four high-level swimmers...
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This study analyzed the acute effects of heavy strength training on mechanical, hemodynamic, metabolic, and psychophysiological responses in adult males. Thirteen recreational level males (23.3 ± 1.5 years) randomly performed two heavy strength training sessions (3 sets of 8 repetitions at 80% of one repetition maximum [1RM]) using the bench press...
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Resumo De acordo com investigações científicas, a combinação de treino de resistência com treino de força, conhecido por treino concorrente, proporciona benefícios simultâneos no que respeita o nível de aptidão muscular e cardiorrespiratória. O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar a influência de diferentes abordagens de treino concorrente na...
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Background: Developing motor performance skills (MPS) proficiency builds the foundation for the complex movement skills required to participate in a range of sports and physical activities throughout the lifespan. Objective: To assess the efficacy of different intervention approaches on developing MPS proficiency in children with autism spectrum d...
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Background Effective manipulation of the acute variables of resistance training is critical to optimizing muscle and functional adaptations in middle-aged and older adults. However, the ideal volume prescription (e.g., number of sets performed per exercise) in middle-aged and older adults remains inconclusive in the literature. Objective The effec...
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Background. Ultimate Full Contact requires fighters to have high levels of offensive, counteroffensive, and defensive efficiency as well as ground fighting control, to achieve high performance and win fights. For this reason, and to enhance these skills, coaches must have comprehensive knowledge of all the relevant dynamics to organize and apply me...
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Physical activity (PA) brings cognitive, mental and physical improvements in adolescents, benefiting physical fitness (PF), cognitive results and mental health. Aim of Study. The present study aimed to analyze and characterize the level of PA, PF and attention in adolescents. Material and Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed....
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Identifying the relative loads (%1RM) that maximize power output (P max-load ) in resistance exercises can help design interventions to optimize muscle power in older adults. Moreover, examining the maximal mean power (MP max ) and peak power (PP max ) values (Watts) would allow an understanding of their differences and associations with functional...
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The identification and development of talent in basketball has been seen as a dynamic and complex process. Furthermore, there are numerous factors that play an important role in the evolution of the basketball player during childhood and adolescence. In this brief review, we critically analyze the main factors to be considered in the development of...
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Background Physical activity is essential in acquiring healthy lifestyle behaviors in the early years of maturational development and preventing various diseases. Resistance training (RT) is fundamental for improving body composition and is increasingly recommended for obese adolescents. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to synth...
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Background Due to the absence of evidence in the literature on Paralympic Powerlifting the present study investigated various methods to assess bench press maximum repetition and the way each method influences the measurement of minimum velocity limit (MVT), load at zero velocity (LD0), and force–velocity (FV). Objective To evaluate the precision...
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Background and Objectives: Fibromyalgia are heterogeneous and differ from patient to patient ; however, the most reported are general myalgia and at specific points associated with fatigue and certain psychological adversities. Physical activity can mitigate the effects of the symptoms. However, the associations between fibromyalgia-related fatigue...
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Background of study: The inappropriate usage of terms and concepts and/or unclear definitions provided in the scientific literature hinder progress in any scientific field. This risk is especially noticeable in applied fields of research such as sports science and physical education. Objective: This study explored existing literature that uses the...
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes must achieve high strength levels to face the physical demands of an MMA fight. This study compared MMA athletes’ maximal isometric and dynamic strength according to the competitive level and weight class. Twenty-one male MMA athletes were divided into lightweight professional (LWP; n = 9), lightweight elite (LWE;...
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Background of Study: Plyometric training (PT) programs can improve several motor skills during the pre-season. Even so, its impact during the pre-season specifically in futsal remains unclear. Objective: The present observational study examines the impact of a six-week PT program that included varied strength exercises in adult male futsal players....
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Background: In the present study, we aimed to clarify the impact of the Assisted swim (A-swim; towing from propulsion direction) on front crawl performance at maximum and sub-maximum effort levels. Methods: Fourteen male collegiate swimmers (age, 21.0 ± 2.0 years; height, 1.73 ± 0.05 m; weight, 67.1 ± 7.1 kg) participated. Participants swam 25-m fr...
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Physical activity plays a paramount role on children growth and schools emerged as a key setting for promoting physical activity during childhood. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of a high intensity circuit training performed during regular physical education classes at schools. One hundred and five children aged 11-14 years (71 boy...
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Small-Sided Games have been proposed as a useful tool for training technical, tactical and physical skills that are essential for success in soccer. Due to the variety of behaviors required during reduced games, exercises without proper control can promote fatigue in soccer players. Therefore, the correct manipulation of the small-sided games durat...
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Physical exercise has been used as a form of treatment for fibromyalgia, however, the results indicate the need for further investigations on the effect of exercise on different symptoms. The aim of the study was to synthesize and analyse studies related to the effect of exercise in individuals with fibromyalgia and provide practical recommendation...
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Background: Backpacks are widely used by children to carry different objects and the literature supports that most backpacks contain excessive weight. To minimize the loading effects (i.e., ground reaction force), modified backpacks have been tested. However, the effects of elastics on shoulders straps are yet to be studied. Thus, the aim of this s...
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The aim of this study was to classify and identify young swimmers' performance, and biomechanical determinant factors, and understand if both sexes can be clustered together. Thirty-eight swimmers of national level (22 boys: 15.92 ± 0.75 years and 16 girls: 14.99 ± 1.06 years) were assessed. Performance (swim speed at front crawl stroke) and a set...
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The symptoms of fibromyalgia are varied, including general muscle pain and pain at specific points (also called tender points), excessive fatigue, anxiety, depression, and some psychological problems that can have a negative impact on quality of life. Physical activity is a widely used option by health professionals to alleviate the effects of this...
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Over the years, there has been a growing interest in the study of issues related to the psychophysiological processes underlying sports performance. A relatively recent perspective is supported by the concept that the brain acts as a central regulator of performance during exercise. This phenomenon is called pacing and is based on the premise that...
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Worldwide, specialized companies continuously develop new sports technologies to help athletes improve their athletic performance, break personal records, and assist coaches during training and competitions. Several devices are available with different embedded technologies to collect kinetic and kinematic data in resistance training settings, incl...
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Aquatic exercise is being increasingly recommended for healthy individuals as well as people with some special health conditions. A systematic review with meta-analysis was performed to synthesize and analyse data on the effects of water-based training (WT) programs on health status and physical fitness of healthy adults and adults with diseases to...
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Silva, LM, Neiva, HP, Marques, MC, Izquierdo, M, and Marinho, DA. Short post-warm-up transition times are required for optimized explosive performance in team sports. J Strength Cond Res 36(4): 1134–1140, 2022—This study aimed to compare the effect of 3 different post-warm-up transition times (3, 10, and 17 minutes) on team sports performance. A ra...
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This study aimed to verify the impact of two learn-to-swim programs, implemented for 12 weeks, in age school Brazilian children's aquatic readiness and motor coordination. Thirty-one children aged 7-9 years old (mean± SD 8.00± 0.86 years) were randomly divided into two different experimental groups. One was submitted to lessons mainly focused on ba...
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Objetivo: O objetivo da presente revisão sistemática centrou-se em analisar o estado da arte sobre as forças propulsivas avaliadas por métodos diretos. Métodos: Foi efetuada uma pesquisa nas bases de dados Web of Science, PubMed e Scopus até 30 de junho de 2020. Os estudos foram incluídos ou excluídos de acordo com os critérios definidos na estraté...
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Background Warm-up before competition and training is a strategy that is widely acknowledged to improve players’ physical condition and performance. However, the importance of warm-up is not well understood and so there is a research gap into this topic. Objective This study aimed to characterize the warm-up of professional soccer players by diffe...
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The possible adverse effects of overloading students' backpacks are a public concern and should be considered by the scientific and educational community. This topic has gained particular importance due to the childhood development process, which can increase the promotion of future disorders ( e.g. , back pain, low back pain, spinal column deviati...
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Paralympic Powerlifting is a sport in which the strength of the upper limbs is assessed through bench press performance in an adapted specific bench. It is therefore essential to optimize training methods to maximize this performance. The aim of the present study was to compare force production and muscle activation involved in partial vs. full ran...
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This study aimed to verify how the anthropometric characteristics and muscle strength levels of young swimmers of both sexes can influence sport performance on 50 m and 400 m freestyle events; 184 swimmers, aged between 13 and 16 years (mean±standard deviation: 14.64±0.80 years, 1.69±0.08 m height, 58.71±7.87 kg in body weight) participated in the...
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Resumo Como objetivo deste trabalho, definiu-se analisar os efeitos indiretos de determinantes motivacionais no divertimento e na persistência em praticantes de exercício físico regular. Participaram ao todo 967 praticantes de exercício em ginásio e health clubs, com idades compreendidas entre 18 e 65 anos (M=45,08; DP=13,76). Todos os participante...
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Retos, número 43, 2022 (1º trimestre)-316-Learn-to-swim program in a school context for a twelve-week period enhance aquatic skills and motor coordination in Brazilian children Las clases de natación en el contexto escolar durante un período de doce semanas mejoran las habilidades acuáticas y la coordinación motora en niños brasileños Abstract. Thi...
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The aim of this study was to: (1) verify differences between swimmers of the same competitive level in variables related to the start and finish (50 m and 100 m freestyle); (2) verify if starting and finish variables are responsible for faster race time, and which starting variables are responsible for the start performance in such events. For the...
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The aim of this study was to compare bilateral propulsive forces and coordination while exercising at static and dynamic conditions in the water. A total of 27 older women (age: 65.1 ± 6.7 years old) performed the following exercises: (i) horizontal upper-limbs adduction (HA; static condition) and (ii) rocking horse (RH; dynamic condition) through...
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This study aimed to determine the most and least important reasons for engaging in physical education classes among students in two educational pathways within the context of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Forty-one students participated in the study (25 males and 16 females; mean age = 16.37 ± 0.829). The sample was divided based on two class...
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Human propulsive forces are a key-factor to enhance swimming performance, but there is scarce knowledge when using direct assessments. The aim of this review was to analyse the evidence about human propulsive forces in competitive swimming measured by direct assessment methods. A search up to 30 June 2020 was performed in Web of Science, PubMed, an...
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The aim of the present research is to examine the factor structure of the Interpersonal Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ), and the Interpersonal Behavior Questionnaire Self (IBQ-Self), two scales developed for the purpose of measuring supportive and thwarting interpersonal behaviors. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the psychometric prop...
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Background and objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of specific warm-up on squat and bench press resistance training. Methods: Thirty-four resistance-trained males (23.53 ± 2.35 years) participated in the current study. Among these, 12 were evaluated in the squat and 22 in the bench press. After determining the max...
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This study aimed to verify the effects of 12 weeks of swimming lessons implemented in age school Brazilian children’s aquatic skills and motor coordination. Fifty children aged 6 to 10 years old (mean ± SD: 8.34 ± 1.10 years), participated in one swimming lesson per week provided by the school curriculum. Each child was evaluated for their aquatic...
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It is essential that coaches have a broad perspective to fully understand the stimuli imposed on players during the execution of Small side games in soccer (SSGs). The physical responses resulting from training can be influenced by the interaction of several variables during the performance of different SSGs formats. For this reason, it is relevant...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of swimming goggles on swimming hydrodynamics by numerical simulations. An elite swimmer volunteered for this research. The swimmer’s head was scanned both without goggles, and while wearing 3 different types of goggles (Nikko, Ankor and Swedish). Numerical simulations were conducted at 2 m/s with the...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the arterial and venous diameters of lower limbs in indoor soccer athletes and non-athletes using Doppler ultrasound to identify the differences in the variation of arterial and venous diameters between groups. Additionally, we intended to verify the differences of arterial and venous diameters between the s...
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Development of innovative and time-efficient strategies to involve youth in physical activity is pivotal in the actual inactivity pandemic. Moreover, physical activity may improve academic performance, of great interest for educators. This present systematic review aimed to analyze the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on cognitive...
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This study analyzed the predictive ability of movement velocity to estimate the relative load (i.e., % of one-repetition maximum [1RM]) during the horizontal leg-press exercise in older women and men. Twenty-four women and fourteen men living in community-dwelling centers volunteered to participate in this study. All participants performed a progre...
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Functional Movement Screen® (FMS®) permite evaluar la funcionalidad del movimiento del atleta. La funcionalidad del movimiento en nadadores jóvenes de élite y no élite puede predecir el rendimiento futuro. El propósito de este estudio es comparar las puntuaciones de FMS® entre nadadores jóvenes de élite y no élite, y verificar su relación con el re...
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Physical education teachers face the challenge of providing motivating and enjoyable experiences during physical education classes on a daily basis. Thus, the level of students' motivation for physical education takes on special importance. The main objective of this work was to establish the motivations of students of regular and professional educ...
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Marques, DL, Neiva, HP, Marinho, DA, and Marques, MC. Velocity-monitored resistance training in older adults: the effects of low-velocity loss threshold on strength and functional capacity. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2021-This study analyzed the effects of velocity-monitored resistance training (RT) with a velocity loss of 10% on strength...
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The aim of the study was to explore the differences between Brazilian and Portuguese patients with fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome in their experience of fatigue, and to measure differences in the perception of fatigue as a function of age and duration of the diagnosis. In total, 209 Portuguese women aged between 21 and 75 years (M = 47.44; SD = 10.73)...
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This study aimed to analyze the effects of a swimming training mesocycle in master swimmers’ performance and active drag. Twenty-two 39.87 ± 6.10 year-old master swimmers performed a 25 m front crawl at maximal intensity before and after a typical four-week training mesocycle. Maximum, mean and minimum speeds, speed decrease and hip horizontal intr...