Yanci Javier

Yanci Javier
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y Deporte

Senior Lecturer. Physical Activity and Sports Science

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November 2018 - present
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
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  • Professor (Associate)
October 2013 - November 2018
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
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  • Lecturer
September 2011 - September 2013
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
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  • Post Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA)

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Publications (288)
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The purpose of this research was to carry out a systematic review of the existing scientific information on job satisfaction as perceived by workers or professionals in sports organisations. This systematic review followed the considerations established by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The present...
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El propósito de esta investigación fue realizar una revisión sistemática sobre la información científica existente referente a la satisfacción laboral percibida por el trabajador o profesional de entidades deportivas. La presente revisión sistemática siguió las consideraciones establecidas por la Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and...
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Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physical education (PE) class contents on 6-8 years school-age children's perceived exertion, psychological responses and cognitive functions. Materials and methods: These dimensions were measured in 135 children (6.61 ± 0.58 years) before and after an 8-week different PE intervention...
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This study aimed to determine the rated perceived exertion (RPE) and match load (RPE-ML) to compare pre-post-match vertical jump (VJ) capacity according to cerebral palsy (CP) players’ sport classes (i.e., FT1–FT3) and playing positions and to explore whether the neuromuscular performance variation is associated with the internal load of para-footb...
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The aim of the present study was to determine, for the first time in elite women’s wheelchair basketball (WB), the differences in the initial maximum push-rim propulsion (IMPRP), mechanical outputs and sprint performance between A category (≤2.5 class) and B category (≥3 class) players. A secondary aim was to assess the association between IMPRP...
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This study aimed to analyze whether there are differences and associations in the physical responses in international-level cerebral palsy (CP) footballers between official matches and 2vs.2 small-sided games (2v2-SSGs). One hundred and seventy international CP footballers participated in this study during three international championships. The phy...
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Spasticity is considered a contributor to hypertonia, frequently presented in people with cerebral palsy (CP), affecting muscle function and motor activities. In CP football, the classification system determines that this impairment is eligible for competitive para-sports due to the impact on activity limitation and sports performance. However, the...
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Abstract: Inactivity is higher among women than among men, and there are few specific question- 14 naires used to assess physical activity (PA) in women that are truly meaningful to them. This article 15 tackles the design and validation process of an ad hoc multidimensional questionnaire to assess lei- 16 sure time physical activity (LTPA) among a...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two different physical education intervention programmes on cognitive functions (i.e. creativity, attention and impulse control) in primary education students. These dimensions were measured in 168 children (8-12 years) before and after two 8-week intervention programmes with different instruc...
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The aim of this study was to compare heart rate variability (HRV) indices before and after a table tennis match, depending in match result. HRV indices were measured before (PRE) and after (POST) match periods to 21 table tennis players (21.86 ± 8.34 yr) in 30 matches. No significant differences were found neither in PRE nor in POST measures compar...
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The aim of this study was to quantify the acute impact of bouts duration and individual interaction space on physical and physiological demands and on physical performance. Ten young male soccer players (age: 14.8 ± 0.6 years) from the same team playing in the National U-16 Division participated. Physical (total distance [TD]; distance covered at d...
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Purpose: The objectives of this study were to analyze whether there were differences among para-footballers with different types and degrees of brain impairment (ie, bilateral spasticity, athetosis/ataxia, unilateral spasticity, minimum impairment criteria, or no impairment) in performing 3 football-specific tests requiring ball dribbling, to anal...
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The main objective of this study was to compare the physical response of para-footballers with cerebral palsy (CP) in official international football matches played at moderate altitude and sea level locations. Eighty-seven international CP footballers participated in this study. We divided participants according to the place of the international c...
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The main objective of this study was to analyze the type and effects of different physical activity programs for pregnant women (aerobic, strength and multidisciplinary exercise programs both on land and in the aquatic environment) used in the scientific literature. Another objective of the present work was to draw certain general conclusions that...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the anthropometrical and cardiovascular characteristics of short course trail runners and analyze the associations, if any, between both anthropometric and cardiovascular features of amateur trail runners. Material and method: Anthropometrical evaluation and an incremental maximum test with 10% of grad...
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In 2018, a new classification structure was introduced in cerebral palsy (CP) football, a team para-sport for ambulant athletes with eligible impairments of hypertonia, athetosis, or ataxia. Because impaired coordination is a characteristic feature in this group of para-athletes, this study aims to determine the relationships of three coordination...
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(1) Background: Performance in wheelchair basketball is determined by capabilities such as strength and power. The study has two aims: first, to analyze the association between speed and acceleration variables (collected in the bench press [BP] exercise) and the distinct percentages of one-repetition maximum (1RM); second, to analyze the effect of...
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Abstract: The main objectives of the present study were to describe the injury incidence and to analyze the anthropometric and physical characteristics of players from three high-level women's football teams. The present study involved 54 female football players (21.9 ± 4.9 years old) from three different teams competing in the Spanish Reto Iberdro...
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The aims of this study were to analyze table tennis players’ physical profiles considering and comparing players age categories [i.e., under (U) 12, U14, U16, U20, Senior and Older], and to quantify the correlations among the variables measured by each test. Seventy-one table tennis players (61 men and 10 women, 19.7 ± 11.23 years, 1.65 ± 0.13 m, 5...
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The present study seeks to analyse the physiological responses, differential perceived exertion and perceived load of wheelchair basketball (WB) players during a small sided games (SSG) and to analyse the existence or not of differences studied variables according to whether or not they have a spinal cord injury and the age of the players. This stu...
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Objetivo: Los objetivos del presente estudio fueron describir las características antropométricas y la capacidad cardiovascular de corredores amateurs de trail running de corta distancia y analizar si existe asociación entre las características antropométricas y la capacidad cardiovascular en los corredores de montaña. Método: A un grupo de 10 corr...
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Introduction This study aimed to 1) test the predictive capacity and accuracy of the female operational regression equations to determine the Fixed Blood Lactate Concentration (FBLC) thresholds previously developed, and 2) examine the relationships between the FBLC thresholds and the performance on the popularized and validated 30-15 Intermittent F...
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Background: Limited evidence exists comprehensively assessing physical fitness attributes, physical activity behaviors, nutritional habits, and nutritional knowledge according to sex in basketball players during early adolescence. Insight of this nature could be used to optimize the training process and lifestyles in young basketball players. Objec...
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The objective of the present study is to describe the anthropometric characteristics and lifestyle in Primary School (PS) students and to observe if there are differences in the variables analyzed regarding sex, school grade, educational cycle, number of weekly Physical Education sessions and type of educational center. In this study, 793 PS studen...
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The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to test for differences on the external and internal responses encountered by youth soccer players during four bouts of 5-a-side small-sided game (SSG) across age categories and, 2) to analyze the external and internal responses attending to players’ sprinting and jumping profile within each age-category (i.e.,...
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A pesar de que las acciones físicas que los jugadores de baloncesto en silla de ruedas (BSR) deben realizar en los partidos son acciones que implican múltiples cambios de dirección y acciones de esprint y cambio de dirección repetidos, en la actualidad no existe ningún trabajo científico que analice la reproducibilidad de distintos test de capacida...
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The main aim of this paper was to examine the association between pre-match well-being status with match internal and external load in field (FR) and assistant (AR) soccer referees. Twenty-three FR and 46 AR participated in this study. Well-being state was assessed using Hooper Scale and match external and internal loads were monitored with Stryd P...
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Resumen Los test de campo más utilizados hasta el momento para medir el esprint y la capacidad de cambiar de dirección en baloncesto en silla de ruedas (BSR) implican una acción única, concreta y son de una naturaleza determinada. En este sentido, el análisis de la reproducibilidad de distintos test de capacidad de cambio de dirección, esprines y c...
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Therefore, the aim of the present research was to describe the changes in the locomotor competence [i.e. sprint, change of direction ability (CODA) and jump capacity] of young runners from an athletic training school after one season, according to runners' sex and age. Two hundred and forty-one young runners from an athletic training school were di...
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This study aimed to: 1) compare physical fitness attributes and the external demands encountered during simulated matches in youth basketball players between age categories (under 14 years [U14], under 16 years [U16], and under 18 years [U18]), and 2) examine the relationships between physical fitness attributes and external demands during simulate...
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El ejercicio físico genera efectos positivos sobre la salud de la mujer embarazada. Sin embargo, pocas son las investigaciones que describen el grado de disfrute de la mujer embarazada en un programa de ejercicio físico. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir el nivel de disfrute producido por un programa de ejercicio físico multiactividad en mu...
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This study aims 1) to compare repeated change of direction ability (rCODA) and bench press (BP) between low (A category, ≤2.5) and high (B category, ≥3.0) sport classes and 2) to analyze the relationships between rCODA and BP performance in a sample of wheelchair basketball (WB) players. Seventeen world-class WB players volunteered participated in...
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The aims of the present study were to analyse the gender differences in balance, catching, aiming and change of direction ability (CODA) in elementary education students and to determine the relationship among these motor skills. Balance, catching, aiming and CODA were assessed in 197 elementary education students (6 to 8). Girls presented higher v...
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The aim of this study was to compare external training loads between small-sided games (SSGs) and large-sided games (LSGs) in soccer players. Twenty outfield soccer players (14.8 ± 0.6 years old) who competed in the Spanish U16 Provincial Division and belonged to the same team participated in the study. The soccer sided games were played at differe...
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Objectives The main aim of this study was to analyze the effects of including additional speed and endurance sessions during a small-sided games (SSG) training periodization on physical fitness in professional soccer players. Material and methods Sixteen outfield players (age = 25.6 ± 7.6 years) who competed in the First Division of an European Lea...
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The aim of this study was to carry out three intervention programs [i.e. balance intervention program (BIP), game based program (GBP) and drama learning program (DLP)] and to assess their effects on school-age children's cognitive (creativity, attention and impulse control) and motor (balance, aiming and catching) development. These functions were...
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El presente estudio tiene por objetivo analizar los motivos y las barreras para la práctica de actividad física (AF) en personas con discapacidad visual practicantes de goalball. En este estudio participaron 25 personas adultas (32,7 ± 11,9 años), de las cuales 14 eran mujeres (31,3 ± 12,0 años) y 11 eran hombres (34,4 ± 12,2 años) teniendo todos l...
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El presente estudio tiene por objetivo analizar los motivos y las barreras para la práctica de actividad física (AF) en personas con discapacidad visual practicantes de goalball. En este estudio participaron 25 personas adultas (32,7 ± 11,9 años), de las cuales 14 eran mujeres (31,3 ± 12,0 años) y 11 eran hombres (34,4 ± 12,2 años) teniendo todos l...
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El propósito del estudio fue diseñar, validar y comprobar la fiabilidad del cuestionariosobre la percepción de gestores deportivos municipales (PGDM.1), en relacióna la situación y retos de futuro de los municipios en la promoción de estilos de vidaactivos y saludables. Se realizó una validación de contenido del cuestionario a partirde aportaciones...
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Introduction: The objectives of this study were to compare the anthropometric characteristics and the cardiorespiratory capacity of male and female mountain runners, and to examine the association between anthropometric and cardiorespiratory variables. Material and method: A total of 48 mountain runners, 16 women and 32 men take part in the study....
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Resumen: El objetivo fue conocer la percepción de estudiantes de secundaria (ESO) sobre las relaciones que tienen con personas con discapacidad en las clases de educación física y sobre el papel que desempeña el personal de apoyo educativo. Participaron 260 estudiantes de ESO y Bachillerato, a los que se les administró un cuestionario específico ad...
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El presente estudio tuvo por objeto conocer la percepción que tienen los estudiantes de Educación Secundaria de las personas con discapacidad, de las relaciones que mantienen con ellas en las clases de Educación Física y del papel que desempeña en las mismas el personal de apoyo educativo. Participaron 260 estudiantes de ESO y Bachillerato, a los q...
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Azterlanaren helburu nagusia desgaitasuna zuten pertsonek jarduera fisikoaren (JF) praktikarako hautemandako oztopo eta laguntzak ezagutzea izan zen. Ikerketa honetan Gipuzkoako Kirol Egokituko Federazioko kide ziren 55 pertsonek hartu zuten parte, horietatik 25ek desgaitasun fisikoa, 17k adimen desgaitasun, 10ek desgaitasun sentsoriala eta 3k best...
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Considering nutrition education interventions have been frequently implemented in team sport athletes and have shown promising results, this study aimed to summarize the effects of nutrition education interventions on eating habits, nutrition knowledge, body composition, and physical performance in team sport athletes. A systematic review was condu...
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This study analyses the differential perceived match load accumulated by professional soccer players depending on their: (a) participation in several consecutive official matches within the same week (Pre_Cup, Cup, and Post_Cup), and (b) total match participation time (i.e. 90 min, 70-90 min and < 70 min). Participants were 21 Spanish Second Divisi...
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To assess the effects of plyometric jump training (PJT) in female soccer player’s vertical jump height, a review was conducted using the data sources PubMed, MEDLINE, Web Of Science, and SCOPUS. Only peer-review articles were included. To qualify for inclusion in the meta-analysis, studies must have included i) a PJT programme of at least 2 weeks,...
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Abstract: The aim was to analyze the health and wellness status perception in amateur half-marathon runners according to sex, age, being injured or not during the two months prior to the race and having the support or not of qualified staff for race preparation. Six hundred and twenty-four amateur level half-marathon athletes (515 men and 107 women...
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The aim was to analyze the influence of the offside rule and pitch sizes on the external loads encountered by young soccer players during small-sided games (SSGs). Twenty-four U12 soccer players belonged to the same Spanish Performance Soccer Academy participated in the study. Each player participated in 6 different SSGs attending to the offside ru...
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The aim of this study was to compare heart rate variability indices before and after a table tennis match. Sixteen males (21.86 ± 8.34 yr, 1.73 ± 0.08 m, 64.09 ± 13.39 kg and 21.46 ± 4.38 kg•m-2) were evaluated in 21 matches, before and after the match. We observed that in time domain analysis, Mean RR, SDNN, LnRMSSD and pNN50 after match values we...
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Los objetivos de este estudio fueron, en primer lugar, describir las características antropométricas y de la condición física en jugadores de baloncesto en silla de ruedas (BSR), en segundo lugar, analizar la asociación entre las características antropométricas y la condición física y, en tercer lugar, estudiar la asociación existente entre las dis...
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The aims were to assess differentiated perceived match exertion and its variability according to playing position for professional soccer players. 19 Spanish players declared their respiratory and muscular perceived exertions (PEs) after official matches during an entire season. Players were classified according to their playing position. In order...
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The aim of this study was to compare physical performance in amateur handball players of two different competitive levels. Thirty-four senior handball players were divided into two groups according to their competitive level (regional category: REG or national category: NAC). Although no significant differences were found between groups in any of t...
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Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to compare the changes in endurance running performance and physiological variables after a four-week period of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in either running or cycling in female athletes. Methods: Fourteen recreational female runners (age = 42  10 yr, height = 1.67  0.06 m, body mass = 61.6...
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The aim of this study was to examine the effects of two different instructional models (i.e. direct instructional model (DIM) and tactical games model (TGM)) with primary education students. Perceived exertion, affective valence, physical activity (PA) level, instruction time, active learning time, and relation of instruction/active learning time w...
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Los objetivos de este estudio fueron analizar las diferencias entre triatletas masculinos y femeninos amateurs en el rendimiento en un test incremental máximo y en una competición simulada y describir si existe asociación entre el rendimiento en el test máximo incremental y la prueba simulada de competición. Un tottal de catorce triatletas recreaci...
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The aim of this study is to analyze the perception of barriers and facilitators for the practice of physical activity (PA) in people with disabilities. This study involved 23 adults (30.35 ± 10.82 years) with intellectual disability (ID) and cerebral palsy (CP) who trained and competed assiduously in a football team of the Genuine League. To analyz...
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The aims of the study were: a) to analyze the reproducibility of the Modified Agility Test (MAT) according to two types of displacement (i.e. constrained [MATtop] vs free [MATfree]), b) to examine the explanatory capacity of anthropometric characteristics and neuromuscular performance on the ability to change the direction (CODA), c) to look into t...
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This study aimed to investigate the association between the optimum power load (OPL) in the bench press (BP), shoulder press (SP), and prone bench pull (PBP) exercises and acceleration and speed performances in eleven National Team wheelchair basketball (WB) players with similar levels of disability. All athletes were previously familiarized with t...
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The aim of the present study was to analyse the gender differences in balance, object-control skills and change of direction ability (CODA) in 9 to 11-year-old children. Static balance, dynamic balance, catching, aiming and CODA were assessed in 199 children (9-11 years, 38.05 ± 9.15 kg, 1.41 ± 0.07 m, 18.68 ± 3.12 kg/m2). Girls obtained better res...
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Azterlan honen helburuak izan dira Vitoria-Gasteizko ikastetxe kontzertatu bateko ikasle eta irakasleek natura-ingurunera egindako ibilaldi batean, haiek eragindako ingurumen-inpaktuaren inguruan duten hautematea jasotzea eta ikasleen denbora librean natura-jarduera fisikoek duten garrantziaren eta ingurumenarekiko errespetuaren arteko harremana ez...
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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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Objectives: To compare the Pop-Up and counter movement jump (CMJ) and to analyze the relationships between those variables between sexes and different ages [under (U16) and over (O16) 16 years] in male and female competitive surfers. Method: Eighty-three surfers were divided according to sex, male (n = 55) and female (n = 28) and to age, U16 (n = 4...
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Los objetivos de este estudio fueron describir, atendiendo a la edad de los estudiantes, el esfuerzo percibido, la satisfacción, el tiempo útil y el tiempo disponible al llevar a cabo una unidad didáctica de mímica y dramatización en estudiantes de educación primaria, y analizar la variabilidad inter sesión y la asociación entre las diferentes vari...
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This study aims at assessing physical fitness performance and its relationship with the differential ratings of perceived exertion of training load (dRPE TL) and match load (dRPE ML) in a Spanish professional soccer team at the beginning of several in-season periods: 1–4 weeks, 5–8 weeks and 1–8 weeks. Performance and mechanical variables over the...
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The aims of this investigation were to determine the differences in anthropometric, acceleration, vertical jump and change of direction ability among amateur and professional senior soccer players, and describe differences in the anthropometric characteristics and physical performance among playing position. 46 male soccer players were divided into...
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This study aimed to assess the match perceived exertion (PE) declared by starter and non-starter junior elite soccer players, according to the level of the opponents, and by playing at home or away. Nineteen young soccer players who competed in the Spanish U19 League participated in this study. PE was registered during the entire regular season (30...
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Los objetivos de este estudio fueron, cuantificar las respuestas fisiológicas así como la carga interna de corredores al realizar una maratón de montaña, describir la variación del rendimiento neuromuscular y cardiovascular de los corredores antes y 24 h después de disputar una maratón de montaña y analizar la asociación entre la variación en el re...
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Los objetivos de este estudio fueron, en primer lugar, describir las características antropométricas y de la condición física en jugadores de baloncesto en silla de ruedas (BSR), en segundo lugar, analizar la asociación entre las características antropométricas y la condición física y, en tercer lugar, estudiar la asociación existente entre las dis...
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The objective of this review was to know the effects of physical activity (PA) programs on the improvement of functional and physical abilities of people with cerebral palsy (CP), especially of wheelchair-dependent people. A systematic review of the different PA programs was carried out in five different databases (PubMed, Eric, Google Scholar, Dia...
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El objetivo de esta revisión fue conocer los efectos de los programas de actividad física (AF) en la mejora de las capacidades funcionales y físicas de personascon parálisis cerebral (PC), especialmente de aquellas personas usuarias de sillade ruedas. Se realizó una revisión sistemática de diferentes programas de AF encinco bases de datos (PubMed,...
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El objetivo fue analizar las vivencias de un grupo de deportistas con discapacidad durante la práctica de actividad física y deportiva (AFD) actual, así como en las clases de educación física (EF) durante su etapa escolar anterior. En este estudio participaron 13 jugadores con discapacidad de fútbol. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la satisfa...