Elias G Zacharogiannis

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The multi-stage 20-m shuttle run fitness test (20mMSFT) is a popular field test which is widely used to measure aerobic fitness by predicting maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and performance. However, the velocity at which VO2max occurs (vVO2max) is a better indicator of performance than VO2max, and can be used to explain inter-individual differences in(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the postactivation potentiation (PAP) effect of isometric and plyometric contractions on explosive performance of the upper and the lower limbs in male and female elite athletes. Thirteen male and ten female international level fencers performed four protocols of either isometric (3 sets of 3 sec) or plyometric (3(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between strength - power parameters and sprint performance and to predict sprint times from strength - power parameters. METHODS Twenty-five male young sprinters participated in this study. Squat Jump(SJ), counter-movement jump (CMJ), drop jump height (DJH), repeated jump(RJ) and 100m sprint(More)
Physiological measures of performance capacity have traditionally centered around the measurement of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). This study examined the relationship between maximal and submaximal laboratory measures of performance and running times within a group of trained middle distance runners. Analysis of the data obtained from 10 male and 2(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of static (SS) and dynamic stretching (DS) on explosive power, flexibility, and sprinting ability of adolescent boys and girls and to report possible gender interactions. Forty-seven active adolescent boys and girls were randomly tested after SS and DS of 40 seconds on quadriceps, hamstrings, hip(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the variability of 1-h running performance outside the laboratory, under conditions simulating those of a real competitive event. Twenty-three male recreational runners performed on 3 occasions a 60-min simulated running race attempting to cover as long distance as possible. The races took place in an indoor(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 6 wk of whole body vibration (WBV) training on sprint running kinematics and explosive strength performance. Twenty-four volunteers (12 women and 12 men) participated in the study and were randomised (n = 12) into the experimental and control groups. The WBV group performed a 6-wk program (16-30 min·d,(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the effects of self selected (SSP), negative (NPS) and even (EPS) pacing strategy on performance time, kinetic and physiological variables in overall 2km rowing and in first and second 1km. METHODS Fifteen male rowers (15.37 ± 1.34 yrs) realized four tests: an incremental test on a rowing ergometer to determine their VO2peak(More)