Luis Santos

Luis Santos
Universidad de León | UNILEON

MSc, PhD.

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The present study aimed (1) to propose an approach of observational analysis of the preceding standing judo (tachi-waza (TW)) context to a groundwork (ne-waza (NW)) grappling score (NWGS), and (2) to analyze the outcomes of applying such a model in high-level judoists. We conducted an observational analysis of 176 NW scoring actions of 794 combats...
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Despite numerous studies related to dehydration there is still a lack of scientific literature presenting hydration status and fluid intake of judo athletes during different periods. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate, fluid intake, hydration status and body weight changes of young judo athletes during a typical day of training in...
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Purpose Yoga may be a beneficial treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, no studies have critically reviewed and meta-analyzed the scientific evidence for yoga’s benefits regarding motor and non-motor symptoms. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of yoga as a rehab...
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Objective: To assess whether a slackline intervention program improves postural control in children/adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Patients' association. Participants: Twenty-seven children/adolescents with spastic CP (9-16 years) were randomly assigned to a slackline intervention...
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This study explored the changes in load-velocity relationship of bench press and parallel squat exercises following two programs differing in the set configuration. A randomized controlled trial was carried out in a sample of 39 physically active individuals. Participants were assigned to rest redistribution set configuration, traditional set confi...
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The goal of this study was to assess the effects of a supervised slackline training program in a group of soccer players. Thirty-four male division I under-19 players (16.64 ± 0.81 years) agreed to participate in the study. They were randomly divided into an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CG). The first group (EG) followed a 6-week su...
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The aim was to evaluate the effects of judo combat on the athletes’ postural control (PC) and physiological loading before, during and after a simulated match. Seventeen under-20 regional- and national-level athletes completed one modified 7-minutes match. At baseline, during the combat (3rd and 7th minutes) and 2-minutes post-match centre of press...
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The aims of this study were to compare the goodness of fit and the concurrent validity of three regression models of the force-velocity relationship in a unilateral knee extension exercise. The force-velocity relationship and the one-repetition-maximum load in the dominant and non-dominant leg were obtained in 24 male sports sciences students by a...
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Background: Progressive resistance exercise (PRE) can have a positive effect in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the effect of PRE may vary with the clinical subtype of PD. To date, no study has assessed the effects of PRE in the different subtypes of PD. Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of PRE in PD...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess whether supervised slackline training reduces the risk of falls in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Twenty-two patients with idiopathic PD were randomized into experimental (EG, N = 11) and control (CG, N = 11) groups. Center of Pressure (CoP), Freezing of Gait (FOG), and Falls Efficacy...
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Literature has shown a relationship between laterality and an over-representation of left-handed athletes in certain sports, and especially in sports one against one, such as judo, tennis, boxing or fencing; the main explanation has been attributed to greater chance of success. Some authors have explained it through a genetic or innate superiority...
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The main goal of the study was to assess the effects of slackline training on the postural control system (PCS) and jump performance of athletes. 25 female basketball players were randomized into two groups; control (N=12) and experimental (N=13). The latter experienced a 6-week supervised slackline training (3 sessions per week, 5-9 minutes per se...
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The main goal of this project was to assess top-level judo coaches' perceptions on two capital elements in coaching: training and competition management. 41 experienced, high-level coaches from Europe, Asia and America agreed to participate. An open-ended questionnaire was selected as the assessment instrument. The two main topics (training and com...
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Aim. This study investigates the effects of Slackline on postural control and jumping performance in judoists. Methods. Fifteen judoists were randomly distributed into an experimental group (EG: N.=8, 16.0 +/- 1.73 years) and a control group (CG: N.=7, 15.43 +/- 2.23 years). While both groups followed the same judo training program during the 4 wee...
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Background Although the judo throwing techniques are not considered as injurious to the attacker, repetition of these techniques might cause repetitive strain type injuries. The goal of the study was knowledge about the degrees of flexion and extension and abduction and adduction of the main locomotive joints, performing the most employed throwing...
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Children who become competent in a wide variety of motor skills and movement patterns are more likely to remain physically active for life. Physical education can achieve this goal by providing an extensive selection of activities and by including learning units that encourage students to increase their skill level and stay active year-round. Nordi...
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In specialized literature it is not easy to find test which give us information about judokas developing their specific kinetic habits. Although judo is included in sociomotor sports (Parlebas, 2001), judokas physical fitness is normally evaluated through test which come from other type of sports, mainly from phychomotor sports. At the same time, b...
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The aim of the study was to measure the physiological demands of a group of high-level female judokas through laboratory tests and field tests (Tatami) and to retest the validity of the Santos test on a different population. Eight high-level female judokas participated in the study. Heart rate (HR), maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max), blood lacta...
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Retesting The Validity Of A Specific Field Test For Judo Training The main goal of this research project was to retest the validity of a specifically designed judo field test (Santos Test) in a different group of judokas. Eight (n=8) national-level male judokas underwent laboratory and field testing. The mean data (mean +/- SD) obtained in the labo...
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The objective of this study was to examine the physiological response of 14 lifeguards in a swimming pool simulation with 1.7 m waves and to study the efficiency of the torpedo buoy. The rescue time was determined with and without material, as were lactate levels, heart rate and VO(2max). The results obtained showed a VO(2 max) rate of 3.4 +/- 0.8...
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The main goal of this research project was to design a specific, simple, and noninvasive field test to determine the individual aerobic-anaerobic transition zone in judokas. Our aim was to develop a field test as close as possible to real judo combat. Eight state- and national-level judokas participated in the study. To find the reliability of our...

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mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/_impact_of_martial_arts_and_combat_sports_on_health#editors Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022. Dear Colleagues, It is well known that the field of study of combat sports and martial arts has increased in recent years. We are excited to invite sports scientists interested in publishing their advances on performance analysis during the fighting, evaluating, and monitoring of athletes during training and competition, and analyzing the impact of physical and mental health effects linked to the practice of combat sports and martial arts. The growing numbers of practitioners of different modalities in these sports have stimulated sports scientists to study aspects related to performance and the effects of the practice of these sports on physical and mental health. The accumulated information has helped coaches guide the different intervention processes with greater precision, thus increasing the level and possibilities of sports success and its practice. In order to continue increasing the knowledge in this sports field, we will accept articles of interventional studies, random controlled trials, and systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis, on combat sports and martial arts, related to: Observational analysis in competition; Monitoring, evaluation, and control of the athlete; Physiology of effort; Biomechanics of skills (techniques); Body composition, weight management, and nutrition; Psychological Aspects of the practitioners; Effects of practice and health; Applied teaching-learning and motor control processes; Injuries. Therefore, we cordially invite all colleagues from the most diverse martial arts and combat sports to collaborate on this Special Issue, and we thank you in advance for your attention and availability. Dr. Xurxo Dopico Calvo, Dr. Rafael Lima Kons, Dr. Jose Morales Aznar, Guest Editors