Sebastian Sitko

Sebastian Sitko
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences of Huesca

PhD
Currently exploring the possibilities of power-based training in road cycling, among others.

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Introduction
I'm especially interested in high performance sports and endurance events such as cycling, triathlons, trail running or athletics. Training periodization and performance evaluation are my other passions.

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Publications (27)
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Road cycling is an endurance sport characterized by several anthropometric performance factors, such as reduced body mass and body fat percentage. As the power to weight ratio is considered one of the most important markers of performance in this sport discipline, it is speculated that anthropometric factors could relate to the physiological parame...
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El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la relación existente entre diferentes metodologías de medición de la carga de entrenamiento en un equipo profesional de baloncesto. 12 jugadores de un mismo equipo fueron sometidos a estructuras de entrenamiento iguales en cuanto a diseño y fueron monitorizados diariamente con frecuencia cardiaca, GPS y p...
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Objectives This study assessed the functional threshold power and the time to exhaustion estimated from the Allen & Coggan test and verify whether performance level has an influence on this parameter. Design Cross-sectional study. Methods Twenty-minute test proposed by Allen & Coggan and cycling test to exhaustion were used to obtain the function...
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Osgood-Schlatter disease is the most common osteochondritis of the lower limb in sport-practicing children and adolescents. Its manifestation usually coincides with the appearance of the secondary ossification center of the tibia and is linked to the practice of sports with an explosive component. In the present study, a review of the factors relat...
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Osgood‐Schlatter disease is the most common osteochondritis of the lower limb in sport‐ practicing children and adolescents. Its manifestation usually coincides with the appearance of the secondary ossification center of the tibia and is linked to the practice of sports with an explosive component. In the present study, a review of the factors rela...
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Background: Water-polo is the water sport with the highest incidence of injuries, with shoulder pain being the most common one. The understanding of risk factors and guidance on preventive measures is essential in this sport discipline. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a specific 6-week training plan on range of motion (ROM) a...
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In the field of sports psychology and more specifically within elite sports, the influence that mood states have on performance is of great interest. This study investigated the relationship between professional basketball variables and mood profile throughout a competitive period. Twelve professional players were divided into two groups: starting...
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In order to improve the recovery process in combat sports disciplines, ergo-nutritional strategies could be an effective option in training and competition. Some of these ergo-nutritional aids could improve performance but literature references are scarce, with controversial results regarding actual recovery effects. This systematic review aimed to...
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Coaches can exert a significant influence on players and games. The aim of this study is to assess behavior in the form of heart rate (HR) responses and distance traveled of basketball head coaches during matches considering the different match contexts faced as a score differences and time outs during the game direction and levels of physical acti...
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Purpose: To examine the ability of a multivariate model to predict maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) using performance data from a 5-minute maximal test (5MT). Methods: Forty-six road cyclists (age 38 [9] y, height 177 [9] cm, weight 71.4 [8.6] kg, VO2max 61.13 [9.05] mL/kg/min) completed a graded exercise test to assess VO2max and power output....
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Background and Objectives: The aim of the present study was to compare the impact of an incremental exercise test on muscle stiffness in the rectus femoris (RF), vastus lateralis (VL), biceps femoris (BF), and gastrocnemius (GL) among road cyclists of three performance levels. Materials and Methods: The study group consisted of 35 cyclists grouped...
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Sitko, S, Cirer-Sastre, R, Corbi, F, and López-Laval, I. Functional threshold power as an alternative to lactate thresholds in road cycling. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2021-This study assessed the relationship between functional threshold power (FTP) and 7 lactate landmarks (Dmax, modified Dmax, fixed blood lactate concentrations of 2 and...
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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between power output and relative power output at the functional threshold power, ventilatory threshold and respiratory compensation point in road cyclists. METHODS Forty-six road cyclists (age 38 ± 9 years; height 177 ± 9 cm; body mass 71.4 ± 8.6 kg; body mass index 22.7 ± 2.2 kg...
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ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between different load assessment methods in a professional basketball team. Twelve professional basketball players of the same team were subjected to the same training plan design and were monitored daily with heart rate monitors, GPS tools and perceived exertion scales. Results sugg...
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Introduction: Low-carbohydrate diets are frequently used to improve performance in endurance sports, often with contradictory results. This study aimed to assess whether a low-carbohydrate diet can outperform an isocaloric conventional diet for improving body composition and performance in a sample of twenty-six trained male road cyclists (previou...
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Background: This study examined the effects of a mountain ultra- marathon (MUM) on the activity of the autonomous nervous system through heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring and determined whether this variable related to final performance. Methods: Heart rate and HRV were measured in eight male amateur runners (aged 37-60 years). Measurements...
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BACKGROUND: Instruments that measure velocity variations during training have become indispensable. The aim of this study was to measure the concurrent validity and reliability of an accelerometer for controlling real time maximal velocity (Vmax) in straight punches. METHODS: Forty boxers were recruited for the study. Starting from their natural a...
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Nowadays, the evaluation of physiological characteristics and training load quantification in road cycling is frequently performed through power meter data analyses, but the scientific evidence behind this tool is scarce and often contradictory. The aim of this paper is to review the literature related to power profiling, functional threshold testi...
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This study aimed to assess the differences in psychosocial health and cardiometabolic risk during adulthood in women based on previous organised sport participation during adolescence and current activity levels, with emphasis on participation in aesthetic sports. The study included 1947 women aged 18-55 years who were categorised into four groups:...
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Introduction: Previous evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate diets may improve body composition and performance relative to body weight in endurance athletes. This has been the first study that has attempted to evaluate the utility of low-carbohydrate diets in a sample of eleven trained and experienced road cyclists who consumed 10% of their cal...
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BACKGROUND: Cycling sportives have become increasingly popular in the last years. With over 11000 participants, the Quebrantahuesos (Qh), is one of the most prominent cycling events in Europe and its ever-growing competitive nature has increased the physiological demands required to obtain a great result. The objectives of the current study were to...
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Objectives: This systematic review aimed to analyze all the available information on the main performance factors in sport climbing and bouldering and to provide a science-based document for coaches, athletes and researchers. Methods: A search within four different databases was conducted with the words "Sport Climbing" and "Athletic Performance" a...
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Introduction: High altitude mountaineering is characterized by high energetic requirements due to the environment in which the activity is developed: negative energy balance, extreme cold, high altitude and the assumption of potential risks can be found during the practice of this sport. High altitude mountaineering, as a result of the previous fa...
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This study investigated the relationship between punching performance and the velocity at which different loads were lifted during the bench press (PB) exercise in 12 professional boxers (age= 22.6 ± 4 years; height= 177.7±5 cm; weight 70.6±6.43 kg; box experience= 6.5 ± 3.5; category= from light to super welter weight). In order to determinate the...
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This study investigated the relationship between punching performance and the velocity at which different loads were lifted during the bench press (PB) exercise in 12 professional boxers (age= 22.6 ± 4 years; height= 177.7±5 cm; weight 70.6±6.43 kg; box experience= 6.5 ± 3.5; category= from light to super welter weight). In order to determinate the...
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El monohidrato de creatina (MCR) y el β-hydroxi β-methilbutirato (HMB) son ayudas ergogénicas comunes en el deporte, incluso hay algunos estudios científicos que investigan el efecto de la combinación de MCR y HMB. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue evaluar los efectos de estos dos suplementos en la masa corporal y la capacidad física en rem...
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Background: High altitude mountaineering is characterized by extreme energetic requirements due to the harsh environment in which the activity is developed: negative energy balance, extreme cold, high altitude and the assumption of potential risks are common in this sport practice. High altitude mountaineering, as a result of the previous factors,...

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