Hrvoje Podnar

Hrvoje Podnar
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD

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Introduction
I am Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia with PhD in Kinesiology. My research focuses on health and physical activity promotion and effects of physical activity on academic performance.
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - present
University of Zagreb
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • * Teaching theoretical and practical courses and providing assistance to students at Bachelor and Master level * Participation in the institute´s organisational and administrative tasks
September 2015 - December 2016
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • The aim of the WP2 is to review actions taken to promote and implement SCforH or HEPA programmes in sports organizations/clubs in EU countries.
January 2015 - June 2015
University of Zagreb
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2011 - September 2015
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
Field of study
  • Sports Science
October 2005 - December 2010
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
Field of study
  • Sports Science

Publications

Publications (33)
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Background Sports associations may play an important role in the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) in Europe. However, no recent findings on their commitment to HEPA promotion are available. Therefore, we aimed to determine the level and correlates of the commitment of European sports associations to HEPA promotion. Methods Re...
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Background: A large number of wearable activity monitor models are released and used each year by consumers and researchers. As more studies are being carried out on children and adolescents in terms of sedentary behavior (SB) assessment, knowledge about accurate and precise monitoring devices becomes increasingly important. Objective: The main ai...
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BACKGROUND Vast numbers of physical activity monitor models are being released each year and are being used by everyday consumers and researchers as well. As more studies are carried out on children and adolescents in terms of sedentary behaviour (SB) assessment, knowledge improvement about valid monitoring methods is important. OBJECTIVE Main aim...
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Background: A large number of wearable activity monitor models are released and used each year by consumers and researchers. As more studies are being carried out on children and adolescents in terms of sedentary behavior (SB) assessment, knowledge about accurate and precise monitoring devices becomes increasingly important. Objective: The main...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of implementation and Physical Education (PE) teachers' perceived advantages, disadvantages, and encountered difficulties of online PE teaching during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants were 1148 professionally active PE teachers from Poland, North Macedonia, Croatia, Turk...
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A systematic search of the literature was performed to compare the effects of interventions that targeted sedentary behaviours or physical activity (PA) or physical fitness on primary prevention of obesity in 6‐ to 12‐year‐old children. The search identified 146 reports that provided relevant data for meta‐analysis. Point estimates in % body fat we...
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Objectives This study examined the relationship between functional movement and physical activity (PA) levels in adolescents. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting This research is a part of the CRO-PALS longitudinal study conducted in a random sample of adolescents in Zagreb at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Particip...
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As a part of the CRO-PALS longitudinal study, this investigation aimed to examine the association between different levels of physical activity (PA) and movement quality in 16-years old schoolchildren. The total number of participants in this research was 725. Movement quality was assessed via the Functional Movement Screen (FMSTM), and the PA leve...
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Classroom-based physical activity (PA) interventions have received considerable attention due to improvements seen in academic achievement, classroom behaviors, and attitude toward PA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Brain Breaks® Physical Activity Solutions in changing children’s attitudes toward PA. Students (N...
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Abstract: The main purpose of the present study was to determine the associations between sleep duration and sleep quality with respect to dietary habits. In this cross-sectional study, 810 free-living older adults aged ≥85 years were recruited from six neighborhoods from the city of Zagreb. Diet, sleep duration and sleep quality were assessed usin...
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Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of tracking of physical activity (PA), sports participation (SP), and sedentary behaviors (SB) over four years of high school education among the Croatian Physical Activity in Adolescence Longitudinal Study (CRO-PALS) cohort. Methods: In this investigation, participants were 844...
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Background No systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour are available. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour in adults and older adults. Methods An electronic search of nine data...
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The objective was to explore the effectiveness of a five-minute classroom-based physical activity (5min-Class-PA) to keep student behaviour on task while increasing PA and energy expenditure during school days. The multiple baselines across subjects’ design was implemented to assess on-task behaviour during academic lessons (e.g., Mathematics, Scie...
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The main aims of this study were: (1) to determine the objectively assessed physical activity (PA) patterns in urban 15-year-old male and female adolescents according to school type and (2) to assess the differences in PA between school days and weekend days. In this cross-sectional study, participants were 187 secondary-school male and female adol...
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Background Periodization is an important component of resistance training programs. It is meant to improve adherence to the training regimen, allow for constant progression, help in avoiding plateaus, and reduce occurrence and severity of injuries. Previous findings regarding the effects of different periodization models on measures of muscle hyper...
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The aim of the study was to determine internal consistency and retest reliability of the Croatian version of PAQ-C on a sample of 6-10 years old children and to report physical activity levels of elementary school pupils. The same set of questions was administered to the pupils on two different occasions, three weeks apart. Both testing rounds for...
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This study aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the inline skating skill test. Based on previous skating experience forty-two skaters (26 female and 16 male) were randomized into two groups (competitive level vs. recreational level). They performed the test four times, with a recovery time of 45 minutes between sessions. Prior to testin...
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The aim of this study was to determine and compare the level of individual anthropological characteristics of children in Croatia and Lithuania. The study examined height, weight, BMI and flexibility, explosive power and muscle endurance. The study included a total of 11,258 participants from two different countries. Of the total sample, 8,289 part...
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-The goal of this study was to investigate the differences in physical fitness in relation to urban or rural living environment and between two countries: Italy and Croatia. Over 14,000 students were tested during physical education (PE) lessons. Croatian students were taller and heavier than Italian students, with women achieving better results in...
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It is known that suburban youth are more fit than urban youth in Croatia. Method: Differences (p < .05) in fitness levels and motor abilities of 9,164 (F = 4,671, M = 4,493) Croatian children (age range: 11–14 years) from urban (F = 1,380, M = 1,268), mixed rural–urban (F = 274, M = 289), and rural (F = 3017, M = 2936) areas were assessed to determ...
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The purpose of the study was to examine potential differences between male and female alpine ski naive young people in attitudes towards alpine skiing before and after the completion of structured alpine ski school program. We included 136 ski beginners (41 women and 95 men) who anonymously filled out a previously validated 26-item Lickert scale-t...
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Conditioning preparation plays a key role in tennis. Typical microcyles and training session examples, together with main concepts and principles, are shown and explained in this paper. A very comprehensive array of anthropological and blood– producing system measures is also presented. Immediately after the preparation period, the young female ten...
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The aim of this study was to determine the level of physical activity in adolescent girls and differences in their physical activity with respect to birth year, nutrition level and secondary school type. The level of physical activity was measured by the Fels physical activity questionnaire for children. The results indicate that there are only 33%...
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The main goal of this research is to define orientation values of physiological straining by high school male students running a relay race under different organizational conditions depending on the varying quantitative grouping of students.Continuous heart rate frequency monitoring (HR) during three different task variations within a test group of...
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Introduction: The aim of this research is to determine are there any differences at the level of motor skills of female students in the 8th grade by the rural-urban affiliation. Materials and Methods: The research was conducted at the sample of 1066 female students in the 8th grade in elementary school (average age 14,6, body height 164,67±6,46; bo...

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