Tomás Urbán

Tomás Urbán
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Centro de Investigación del Deporte

PhD

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September 2011 - September 2015
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • FPI grant from Spanish government

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Publications (18)
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Background Different eccentric strength assessments are used to identifying the risk of hamstring injury in athletes. However, there is scarce information to determine the association between Nordic-based measurements and the gold standard measurement of eccentric hamstring strength in an isokinetic dynamometer. Objective To investigate the relati...
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Purpose: This study aimed (1) to explore the validity and reliability of a new and specific change-of-direction (COD) test that requires dribbling skills to classify international footballers with cerebral palsy (CP) and compare it with another valid and reliable COD test without ball dribbling and (2) to probe whether both tests can discriminate...
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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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Postural control is considered a key variable in team sports, such as handball, which require abilities strongly related to balance. However, postural control and its relationship to the performance of handball skills according to the players’ skill level and age has not been evaluated to date. This study analyzes the relationship between balance a...
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Classification is a hot topic in Paralympic sport, making the development of evidence-based and sport-specific classification systems mandatory. However, the development of sports-specific measurement is a considerable scientific challenge in team Paralympic sports such as 7-side football (i.e. CP-Football). The aims of this study were, 1) to descr...
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Background Altitude training is a common practice among middle-distance and marathon runners. During acclimatization, sympathetic drive may increase resting metabolic rate (RMR), therefore implementation of targeted nutritional interventions based on training demands and environmental conditions becomes paramount. This single case study represents...
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The aim of this experiment was to assess if the previously supported relationship between the structure of motor variability and performance changes when the task or organismic constraints encourage individuals to adjust their movement to achieve a goal. Forty-two healthy volunteers (aged 26.05 ± 5.02 years) performed three sets of cyclic pointing...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine and to compare the external match load (ML), according to sport class (FT) of footballers with cerebral palsy (CP) during the International Federation of CP Football (IFCPF) World Championships Qualification Tournament. Methods: Forty-two international male footballers with CP participated in the d...
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Aim Boccia is a precision sport that requires excellent coordination and control of movements. Eligible impairments for this sport such as ataxia, hypertonia and athetosis cause limitations in a player's coordination. The aim of this study was to investigate whether different throwing distances might have an impact on kinematics and accuracy across...
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The execution variability and outcomes found in throwing actions have received special attention in numerous studies in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of an unstable condition on velocity, accuracy and kinematics of movement in the seven metres throw in handball. Twenty‐five young handball players took part in an expe...
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The execution variability and outcomes found in throwing actions have received special attention in numerous studies in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of an unstable condition on velocity, accuracy and kinematics of movement in the seven metres throw in handball. Twenty-five young handball players took part in an expe...
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This study examined the effects of a 6-week non-failure strength training program in youth tennis players. Twenty tennis players (age: 15.0 ± 1 years, body height: 170.9 ± 5.1 cm, body mass: 63.3 ± 9.1 kg) were divided into experimental and control groups. Pre and post-tests included half squats, bench press, squat jumps, countermovement-jumps and...
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Abstract Variable practice has been shown to be an effective strategy to improve open motor skills. However, the usefulness of this procedure in closed motor skills remains controversial. The following study has the objective of analysing the effects of variability practice in the improvement of a closed skill. The skill studied has been the tennis...
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El tiro libre en baloncesto, es una acción en el cual cobra una gran importancia la precisión del lanzamiento y es un gesto que tradicionalmente se ha entrenado mediante la repetición del gesto técnico manteniendo constantes las condiciones de práctica. El objetivo del estudio es mostrar la eficacia de un entrenamiento en variabilidad del tiro libr...
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RESUMEN El rendimiento en el tenis viene determinado principalmente por la ejecución del saque con la mayor ve-locidad y precisión posible. El objetivo del estudio es analizar cómo afecta la variabilidad en el movimiento a las variables de rendimiento. Participaron 29 tenistas (12.9 ± 1.64 años), que realizaron 20 saques cada uno. No se encontraron...
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The aim of this study was to test the efficiency of upper and lower limb strength training, based on the maintenance of mechanical power in young tennis players. Eighteen male players voluntarily agreed to participate in the study (10 in the experimental group and 8 in the control group). We performed an anatomical adaptation period (five weeks) be...

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