Pablo Vázquez

Pablo Vázquez
Generalitat de Catalunya · Department of Teaching

PhD

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Although exercise-induced fatigue has been mostly studied from a reductionist and component-dominant approach, some authors have started to test the general predictions of theories of self-organized change during exercises performed until exhaustion. However, little is known about the effects of fatigue on interlimb coordination in quasi-isometric...
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Objectives: The rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and the heart rate (HR) have been widely studied and monitored during exercise, but their hysteresis behaviour is still unexplored. Our aim was to study the hysteresis behaviour of RPE and HR in triathletes and non-athletes. Design: Cross-sectional study. Method: Eighteen triathletes at different c...
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Flow during exercise has been theorized and studied solely through subjective-retrospective methods as a “scull bound” construct. Recent advances of the radical embodied perspectives on conscious mind and cognition pose challenges to such understanding, particularly because flow during exercise is associated with properties of performer’s movement...
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Fatigue has been related to changes in the time-variability properties of coordinative variables during an exhausting isometric exercise [1]. In this study we aimed to investigate the qualitative changes in acceleration (kinematic collective variable) during exhausting running (𝑛 = 8) and ski mountaineering (𝑛 males = 5, 𝑛 females = 5) exercises. T...
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Exercise performed until exhaustion induces physiological and psychological stress. However, it is far from clear how these stress dimensions interact with the environment during the effort. Despite the amount of relevant research, previous reductionist approaches to fatigue have failed to identify single central or peripheral components or process...
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The hysteresis behaviour of HR and RPE puts into question two main current assumptions in the control of training: the linear relationship of HR and RPE with training workload, and the correspondence of internal with external workload during fartlek training. The negative hysteresis of RPE observed in trained groups, but not in untrained, is probab...
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We conceptualize science as a social cognitive embodied-extended system with a perpetual action-perception-explanatory pattern formin cycle. This cognitive cycle encompasses the natural environment. The cycle is irreducible to inner cognitive processes of scientists. Its technologically embodied-extended nature necessarily makes the cognitive cycle...
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The content of an athlete’s perception during sports practice and the way it determines his / her decisions are some of the key questions in sport and have important consequences on the training process. The decision making in sport (DMS), influenced by cognitivist theories, has been considered until recently as a mere mental process more or less e...
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Objective.—The aim of this study was to investigate the interpersonal coordination of elite ski mountaineering athletes during a trial competition. Methods.—Ten athletes of the Spanish National Team were divided in two groups (5 males and 5 females) to take part in the study. Participants run a total distance of 1980 m and 415 m of positive gain du...
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Introduction: Changes in the time-variability properties of a kinematic variable during a quasi-isometric exercise performed until exhaustion has been recently revealed (Vázquez et al., 2016). These changes, presumably informing about the state of the temporal couplings between the neuromuscular system’s components, provided information about the d...
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A high disciplinary specialization in sports science has promoted its current fragmentation and a lack of transfer of knowledge among scientists. The Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Theory (NDST), which has already undertaken a paradigm shift in several scientific fields, offers key concepts and a common language which can provide a unified framework f...
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The aim of this study was to detect qualitative changes in the structure of coordinative variable (elbow angle) fluctuations during a quasi-isometric exercise performed until exhaustion. Seven physical education students performed a quasi-isometric arm-curl exercise holding an Olympic bar (weight: 80% 1RM) with an initial elbow flexion of 90º three...
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The aim of this study was to detect qualitative changes in the structure of coordinative variable (elbow angle) fluctuations during a quasi-isometric exercise performed until exhaustion. Seven physical education students performed a quasi-isometric arm-curl exercise holding an Olympic bar (weight: 80% 1RM) with an initial elbow flexion of 90° three...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the dynamics of perceived exertion shifts (PES) as a function of time and workload during constant-power cycling. Method: Fifty-two participants assigned to 4 groups performed a cycling task at 4 different constant workloads corresponding to their individual rates of perceived exertion (RPEs = 13, 1...
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Do cosmologists, cell biologists and sociologists understand each other when they explain the basic principles of their respective fields? Over the last three decades, considerable progress has been made in explaining different levels of organized matter through universal dynamical concepts. This has led to the growth of a common language domain in...
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We review some of the findings from our research on psychobiological integration during endurance-based activities. A similar macroscopic nonlinear dynamics in psychomotor, psychological and physiological variables was observed during different types of exercise performed until exhaustion. These nonlinear effects correspond to those found in other...
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The aim of this paper was to empirically investigate the behavior of fans, globally coupled to a common environmental source of information. The environmental stimuli were given in a form of referee's decisions list. The sample of fans had to respond on each stimulus by associating points signifying his/her own opinion, emotion and action that refe...
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A fundamental question in the theory of psychobiological adaptation and specifically of sports training is the problem of how adaptation to sports performance demands occurs as a consequence of systematic exercise. In this position paper, we review some results of our previous and current research conducted on several different levels of exercise-i...

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The large growth of the sport science during the last decades has been accompanied, almost exclusively, by a major specialization and fragmentation that difficult scientific communication enormously. However, it is possible to find some general concepts between seemingly unconnected disciplines that facilitate the transfer of knowledge when the focus is put on the dynamics of the phenomena under study. We hypothesized, that the concepts of nonlinear dynamical systems (NSD) might represent a common language for the sports science. The objective is to show how seemingly unconnected phenomena related to sport-behaviour can be studied by using the same concepts. To achieve this purpose, the behaviour of different collective variables, extracted from kinematic, psychological, social and organismic was tested in different experiments under the influence of different control parameters (i.e. constraints). The parameterization of the different constraints lead to identify stable, metastable and unstable states in the collective variable, and its nonlinear changes. The educational potential of these concepts has to be accounted not only for its contribution to the integration of the scientific knowledge but for the development of integrative competences needed to the evolution of the current society.