Jose Luis Hernández-Davó

Jose Luis Hernández-Davó
University Isabel I · Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD

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Background: A main goal of programming is to structure the optimal variations in training factors to optimize athletes' adaptations. Nevertheless, it remains unknown the optimal programming model leading to greater neuromuscular adaptations. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of three different magnitudes of variabili...
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Literature presents promising results regarding exercise programs to reduce shoulder pain in manual wheelchair users. However, there is a lack of systematization and specific usefulness of resistance training programs. Thus, the study objective was to analyze the effectiveness of resistance training programs in reducing shoulder pain, and to increa...
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This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of using weightlifting movement and their derivatives in training on vertical jump, sprint times, and maximal strength performance. Thirty-four studies were used for meta-analysis with a moderate quality on the PEDro scale. Meta-analysis showed positive effects of weightlifting tra...
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Resistance exercises eliciting eccentric overload (EO) are considered to strongly promote muscular hypertrophy and broad neuromuscular adaptations, but typically require specialized equipment. The aims of these experiments were to assess whether EO is achieved during common high‐speed stretch‐shortening cycle (SSC) exercises (rebound bench press th...
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Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a common in sports involving repeated jumps such as volleyball. Within the diagnosis of AKP, 45% of volleyball players are diagnosed with patella tendinopathy (PT). Potential associations between CMJ kinetics and AKP has not been evaluated in elite volleyball players. To determine if CMJ kinetics are associated with risk...
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The aim of this research was to assess the reliability of a specific change of direction test (i.e., “On-Court COD test”) in youth badminton players, evaluate the effect of age on On-Court COD performance, and examine its correlations with linear speed, change of direction speed, and vertical jump tests. Forty-two young badminton players (27 males...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of playing 1 vs 3 matches in a one‑week period on physical performance in young soccer players. Twelve youth soccer players completed a battery of physical tests (countermovement jump [CMJ], 25 m sprint, 5-0-5 agility test, ankle dorsiflexion range of motion [AD ROM]) 72 h after a match. These tests...
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In tennis, coaches consider balance fundamental for the acquisition of skilled motor performance. However, the potential relationship between balance and tennis expertise and performance has not been explored yet. Therefore, this study assessed the relationship between balance and tennis performance using linear and non-linear parameters through 1)...
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Objectives: The hexagon agility test is widely used in tennis players’ fitness evaluation, although its validity has not been fully stablished. This study aimed to assess the relationships between sprinting, jumping, and change of direction (COD) ability with the hexagon test performance. Methods: Thirty-five under-16 tennis players completed a tes...
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To date, there is a lack of information about the optimal conditions of the warm-up to lead to a better performance in elite tennis players. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two different warm-up protocols (dynamic vs. self-myofascial release with foam rolling) on neuromuscular variables associated with physical determinants of t...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the potential post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) effects of two different warm-up strategies, involving dynamic stretching (DS) or heavy load leg press (HL) on several key physical qualities in tennis players. Methods: Twenty-six elite male tennis players (age: 19.22 ± 4.20 years; body...
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Olympic weightlifting movements and their derivates are commonly used within resistance training sessions. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of different rest intervals (RI) over five sets of the high-pull (HP) on power output performance, lactate concentration [La] and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) responses in trained...
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The maximal running speed (MRS) achieved in the 30-15 International Fitness Test (30-15IFT) is widely used to prescribe high-intensity interval training (HIIT). The 30-15IFT can be performed in either 40-(30-15IFT-40) or 28-meters (30-15IFT-28) length. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the MRS achieved in the 30-15IFT-40 and the 30-...
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5 The aim of this study is to investigate inter-tester and intra-tester reliability of a novel 6 clam test (CLAMT) for the measurement of gluteal muscle strength and to detect possible 7 differences between CLAMT values in football players with and without a history of 8 groin injuries. Twenty male football players participated in the test-retest a...
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The use of flywheel devices has increased in popularity within resistance training programs. However, little is known about modifiable variables which may affect power output responses, as the rope length and the height level used in a conical pulley device. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of using three different rope lengths (1....
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This study aimed to analyze the influence of the inertial load on both concentric and eccentric power output production during the flywheel leg curl exercise, and to assess the reliability of power output variables. Sixteen participants (8 males, 8 females) attended 4 testing sessions. During testing, participants performed one set of eight repetit...
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To assess the influence of age and skill level on handball throwing kinematics and performance, 126 participants were distributed into groups according to their skill level (elite or recreational) and age group (U12, U16 or +18). Each participant performed three sets of 10 throws, aiming to hit a target (40 × 40 cm) located in the right corner of t...
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The use of flywheel devices has increased in popularity during the last few years. Flywheel training is an attractive alternative to traditional resistance exercise because it allows for the loading stimulus to be manipulated. Some of the benefits associated with flywheel training include increases in muscle hypertrophy, muscular strength and reduc...
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This study aimed to evaluate the differences in power production between movement phases (i.e., concentric and eccentric) during the execution of resistance exercises with a flywheel device, differentiating between execution regimes (i.e., bilateral, unilateral dominant leg and unilateral non-dominant leg). Twenty young elite soccer players (U−17)...
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The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to examine the effect of flywheel resistance training (FRT) on main sport action (i.e. jumping performance, sprinting time and change of direction performance) improvements in athletes and healthy active people. A Boolean search strategy adapted for each of the databases employed was conducted to identif...
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The maximal running speed (MRS) achieved in the 30-15 International Fitness Test (30-15IFT) is widely used to prescribe high-intensity interval training (HIIT). The 30-15IFT can be performed in either 40- (30-15IFT-40) or 28-meters (30-15IFT-28) length. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the MRS achieved in the 30-15IFT-40 and the 30...
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To analyse the influence of age and skill level on tennis serve performance, 99 male participants took part in a study of maximum effort serves to a target (50 x 50 cm) in the add service box. Participants were divided into two skill level groups (elite and recreational) and three age groups (under 12 years old [U12], under 16 years old [U16] and +...
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BACKGROUND: Eccentric overload training (EOT) has been proposed as an effective stimulus to optimize dynamic athletic performance. Nevertheless the appropriate intensity during EOT remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of the inertial load used during an EOT programme on performance adaptations in rugby union play...
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The purpose of the present study was to compare block periodization (BP) and daily undulating periodization (DUP) in eliciting changes in strength, jumping performance and throwing velocity in young male handball players. Fifteen players, of the same competitive level, were assigned to one of the periodization groups (DUP=9; BP=6). Pre-and post-tes...
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Basketball is a team sport in which strength and power in the lower limb are key variables. The use of eccentric overload devices has augmented in the past years, and several studies have shown the benefits of this methodology to improve physical parameters. The aim of the present study is to compare the effects of bilateral and unilateral squat du...
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Background It has been suggested that strength training effects (i.e. neural or structural) vary, depending on the total repetitions performed and velocity loss in each training set. Purpose The aim of this study is to compare the effects of two training programmes (i.e. one with loads that maximise power output and individualised repetitions, and...
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The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of a 5-week neuromuscular training (NMT) implemented before or after a tennis session in pre-pubertal players on selected components of physical fitness. Sixteen elite and well-trained tennis players with a mean age of 12.9 ± 0.4 years participated in this study, and were assigned to either a...
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Purpose: This study aimed to analyse the effects of different inertial loads on power production and power maintenance), as well as the number of sessions required for proper familiarization during the flywheel quarter-squat. Methods: Twenty-four high-level handball players attended four testing sessions consisting of 4 sets of 10 repetitions us...
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The aims of this study were to compare both eccentric- and concentric-phase adaptations in highly-trained handball players to 4 weeks of twice-weekly rebound bench press throw training with varying loads (30%, 50% and 70% of 1-repetition maximum [1-RM]) using either known (KL) or unknown (UL) loads, and to examine the relationship between changes i...
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To investigate the influence of adding a weekly eccentric-overload training (EOT) session in several athletic performance’s tests, 18 team-handball players were assigned either to an EOT (n = 11) or a Control (n = 7) group. Both groups continued to perform the same habitual strength training, but the EOT group added one session/week during a 7-week...
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Muscle hypertrophy has been associated with both athletic performance and quality of life. Although hypertrophy-oriented resistance training methodologies are very popular, it is still unclear the different physiological and perceptual responses to some of these methodologies. The aim of this study was to compare the acute effects of four different...
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Purpose: To compare the effect of 4-week unknown vs known loads strength training intervention on power output performance and throwing velocity in junior team handball players. Methods: Twenty-eight junior team-handball players (17.2 ± 0.6 years, 1.79 ± 0.07 m, 75.6 ± 9.4 kg)were divided into two groups (unknown loads: UL; known loads: KL). Bot...
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The present study aimed to investigate the influence of subjects' strength level on both the ability to maintain power output performance and the physiological and perceived exertion responses during a power training session when different rest intervals (RI) are used. Thirty-eight (18 males and 20 females) subjects were divided into a stronger or...
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Purpose: Rapid force development is a key factor influencing performance and injury risk in movements where little time is available for force production; thus there is a need to develop interventions that enhance this ability. In the present study, the influence of load knowledge on mechanical output [rate of force development; (RFD) and power] a...
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This study aimed to test the influence of various rest interval (RI) durations used between sets on power output performanceand physiological and perceptual variables during a strength training session using 40% of the 1 repetition maximum (1RM) in the bench press throw exercise. Thirty-one college students (18 males and 13 females) took part in th...
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Explosive muscular contractions are fundamental to sports activities such as sprinting, jumping or throwing. In these types of contractions the rate at which force is developed has been suggested to be the most important physical capacity. Therefore, the aims of these review was: to review the reliability of rate of force development (RFD) measures...
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Aim: Explosive strength training aims to improve force generation in early phases of movement due to its importance in sport performance. The present study examined the influence of lack of knowledge about the load lifted in explosive parameters during bench press throws. Methods: Thirteen healthy young men (22.8±2.0 years) participated in the s...
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Obesity has become one of the major health problems of today’s society, being considered as an epidemic. For people with morbid obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg·m-2) who don’t lose weight using conventional weight reduction methods we must resort to bariatric surgery. There is controversy in the relationship between physical activity and weig...

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