Presentation

It is a research group that consists of different researchers in the field of health and sports performance who approach the study of the Sciences of Sport and Physical Activity from different perspectives, both biological and behavioral and social.

Areas of research

Research lines:

- Exercise and physical activity as a solution to health problems associated with different populations

- Cellular oxidative stress in plasma and body tissues under various environmental conditions

- Promotion and dissemination of physical activity for health

- Nutrition and ergogenic aids in sports performance

Group members

Lluis Albesa Albiol

Lluis Guirao Cano

Moisés Vila Blanch

Manuel Gomis Bataller

Naomi Serra Payá

Pablo Serra Payá

Jorge Castizo Olier

Beatriz Samatier Pastor

Lluís Albesa Albiol

Eulogio Pleguezuelos Cobo

Luciana Moizé Arcone

Juanjo García Tirado

Xavier Viñals

Adrián García Fresneda

Sergio Vilches

José Luis Maté Muñoz

Sergio Garcia Belastegui

Montserrat Girabent

Vanessa Rodriguez

Scientific production

  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Albesa-Albiol L, Serra-Paya N, Gomis M, Pleguezuelos Cobo E, Guirao-Cano L, Guodemar-Pérez J, Carbonell T, Domínguez R, Maté-Muñoz JL. Oxygen uptake slow component and the efficiency of resistance exercises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2018 (In press)
  • Pleguezuelos E, Casarramona P, Guirao L, Samitier B, Ortega P, Vila X, Del Carmen A, Ovejero L, Moreno E, Serra-Payá N, GomísM, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Miravitlles M. How whole body vibration can help our copd patients? Physiological changes at different vibration frequencies. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2018 (Accepted)
  • Maté-Muñoz JL, Lougedo J, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Veiga-Herreros P, Lozano-Estevan MC; García-Fernández P, De Jesús F, Guodemar-Pérez J, Ferrer-San Juan A, Domínguez R. Effects of β-alanine supplementation during a 5-week strength training program: a randomized, controlled study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2018; 15 (1): 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0224-0
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Muñoz González A, Garnacho-Castaño MA, Maté-Muñoz JL. Power- and velocity-load relationships to improve endurance exercises performance.Proc IMechE Part P: J Sports Engineering and Technology 2018; 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337118773587
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Domínguez R, Muñoz González A, Feliu Ruano R, Serra Payá N, Maté-Muñoz JL. Exercise prescription using the Borg rating of perceived exertion to improve fitness. lnternational Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018; 39 (2) 115-123. DOI 10.1055 / s-0043-120761
  • Domínguez R, Maté-Muñoz JL, Cuenca E, García-Fernández P, Mata Ordoñez F, Lozano-Estevan MC, Veiga-Herreros P, Fernandes da Silva S, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Effects of beetroot juice supplementation on intermittent high-intensity exercise efforts. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2018; 5: 15: 2. DOI 10.1186 / s12970-017-0204-9
  • Domínguez R, Maté-Muñoz JL, Serra-Paya N, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Lactate threshold as a measure of load intensity in resistance training. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018; 39 (3): 163-172. DOI 10.1055 / s-0043-122740
  • Domínguez R, Garnacho-Castaño MV, San Juan AF, Pérez M, García P, Veiga-Herreros P, Maté-Muñoz, JL. Responses at lactate threshold intensity: half squat vs. cycle ergometer. International Journal of Medicine and Science of Physical Activity and Sport 2018; 18 (71): 507-520
  • Domínguez R, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Cuenca E, García-Fernández P, Muñoz-González A, de Jesús F, Lozano-Estevan MC, Fernandes da Silva S, Veiga-Herreros P, Maté-Muñoz JL. Effects of beetroot juice supplementation on a 30-second highintensity effort. Nutrients 2017; 9, 1360. doi: 10.3390 / nu9121360
  • Maté-Muñoz JL, Lougedo JH, Barba M, García-Fernández P, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Domínguez R. Muscular fatigue in response to different modalities of CrossFit sessions. PloS one 2017; 12(7): e0181855.
  • Domínguez R, Cuenca E, Maté-Muñoz JL, García P, Serra-Payá N, Lozano MC, Veiga P, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Effects of beetroot juice supplementation on cardiorespiratory endurance in athletes. A systematic review. Nutrients 2017; 9 (1): 43.
  • San Juan AF, Lougedo J, Domínguez R, Veiga-Herreros P, García-HernándezP, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Lozano-Estevan MC, Guodemar-Pérez J, Maté-Muñoz JL. Effects of fatigue on muscle activity during successive squat tests (30 sec). Biomechanics 2017; 25: 7-11
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Alva N, Sánchez Nuño S, Gómez Bardallo R, Palomeque J, Carbonell T. Hypothermia can reverse hepatic oxidative stress damage induced by hypoxia in rats. Journal of Physiology and Biochemstry 2016. DOI 10.1007 / s13105-016-0500-x.
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Domínguez R, Serra-Payá N, Mur E, Moizé L, Guirao L, Pleguezuelos E, Gomis Bataller M, Maté-Muñoz JL. Experimental model of exercise prescription applied to the field of fitness. Sports Medicine Archives. 2016; 33 (Suppl.2): 50.
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Alva N, Sánchez Nuño S; Gómez Bardallo R; Palomeque J, Carbonell T. Hypothermia can reverse hepatic oxidative stress damage induced by hypoxia in rats. Journal of Physiology and Biochemstry 2016. DOI 10.1007 / s13105-016-0500-x.
  • Domínguez Herrera R, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Maté-Muñoz JL. Effects of resistance training in various pathologies. Hospital Nutrition 2016; 33: 719-733.
  • Maté-Muñoz JL, Domínguez R, Hernández Lougedo J, Garnacho-Castaño MV. The lactate and ventilatory thresholds in resistance training. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 2016. doi: 10.1111 / cpf.12327.
  • Montesinos-Magraner L, López-Bueno L, Gómez-Garrido A, Gomis M, González LM, García-Massó X, Serra-Añó P. The influence of regular physical activity on lung function in paraplegic people. Spinal Cord. 2016
  • Subject Taught; Ignasi Palacios; Noemí Serra-Paya; Ivan Castro-Viñuales. Objective assessment of physical activity in the physical exercise sessions of a multidisciplinary program for the treatment of childhood obesity. 000797 - Notes. Physical Education and Sports. (Spain): 2016
  • Pardo A, Mitjans A, Baranda L, Salamero M, McKenna J, Arteman A, Violán M. The Transition of Medical Students Through Residency: Effects on Physical Activity and Other Lifestyle-Related Behaviors. J Phys Act Health. 2016
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Domínguez Herrera R, Maté-Muñoz JL. Understanding the Meaning of Lactate Threshold in Resistance Exercises.lnternational Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 36: 1-7
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, Domínguez R, Solano Ruiz P, Maté-Muñoz JL. Acute physiological and mechanical responses during resistance exercise at the lactate threshold intensity. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2015; 29 (10): 2867-73.
  • Maté-Muñoz JL, Domínguez R, Barba Ruiz M, Monroy AJ, Rodríguez B, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to loaded half squat exercise executed at an intensity corresponding to the lactate threshold. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2015; 14: 648-656
  • Garnacho-Castaño MV, López-Lastra S, Maté-Muñoz JL. Reliability and Validity Assessment of a Linear Position Transducer. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 2015; 14: 128-136.
  • Domínguez Herrera R, Hernández Lougedo J, Maté-Muñoz JL, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Effects of ß-Alanine supplementation on athletic performance. Hospital nutrition. 2015; 31 (1): 155-169. 
  • Domínguez R, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Maté-Muñoz JL. Methodology for determining the aerobic-anaerobic transition in functional evaluation. Sports Medicine Archives. 2015; 32 (6): 395-401.
  • Maté-Muñoz JL, Isidori E, Garnacho-Castaño MV. Short-term effects on cardiorespiratory parameters on 2 resistance training programs prescribing exercise intensity through the RPE. Culture, Science and Sport Magazine. 2015; 10: 41-53.
  • Bermejo JL, García-Massó X, Gomis M, Noé F, Huertas F, Pablos C, Paillard T. The difficulty of postural tasks amplifies the effects of fatigue on postural stability. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015
  • Serra-Añó P, Montesinos LL, Morales J, López-Bueno L, Gomis M, García-Massó X, González LM. Heart rate variability in individuals with thoracic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2015
  • Serra-Paya N, Ensenyat A, Castro-Viñuales I, Real J, Sinfreu-Bergués X, Zapata A, et al. Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Intervention for Overweight and Obese Children (Nereu Program): A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE. 2015
  • Martinez-Ramos E; Martín-Borràs C; Trujillo JM; Gine-Garriga M; Serra-Paya N; Martin-Cantera C; Sola-Gonfaus M; Castillo-Ramos E; Pujol-Ribera E; Rodriguez D; Puigdomenech E; Beltran AM; Serra-Paya N; Gascon-Catalan A; Puig-Ribera A.Prolonged Sitting Time: Barriers, Facilitators and Views on Change among Primary Healthcare Patients Who Are Overweight or Moderately Obese. 915133 - Plos One. 2015. 10 - 6.
  • Serra-Paya, N; Taught, A; Real, J .; Blanco-Nespereira, A. Energy expenditure in low active overweight and obese children at varying treadmill grades. 910169 - Pediatric Exercise Science. 2015. 27 - 1, pp. 57 - 66.
  • Martin-Borras, C .; Gine-Garriga, M .; Martinez, E .; Martin-Cantera, C .; Puigdomenech, E .; Sola, M .; Castillo, E.; Beltran, AM .; Puig-Ribera, A .; Trujillo, JM .; Pueyo, O .; Pueyo, J .; Rodriguez, B .; Serra-Paya, N. Effectiveness of a primary care-based intervention to reduce sitting time in overweight and obese patients (SEDESTACTIV): a randomized controlled trial; rational and study design. 911180 - Bmc Public Health. 14, pp. 1 - 7. (United Kingdom): 2015.
  • Serra-Paya N; Taught A; Serra-Paya P; Blanco Nespereira A.How important is focalizing on a healthier dinner at school ?. 202335 - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015; 191, pp. 1201 - 1204
  • Serra-Paya N; Taught A; Serra-Paya P; Blanco Nespereira A.Physical activity behaviors, aerobic fitness and quality of life in school-age children. 202335 - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015.
  • Pardo A, Mitjans A, Baranda L, Salamero M, McKenna J, Arteman A, Violan M. The transition of medical students to the residency: Effects on physical activity level and lifestyle-related behaviors. J Phys Act Health. 2015
  • Maté-MuñozJL, Monroy AntónAJ, Jodrá JiménezP, Garnacho-Castaño MV .. Effects of an instability vs. a traditional resistance training program on strength, power and velocity. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 2014; 13: 460-468. 
  • Domínguez Herrera R, Garnacho-Castaño MV, Maté-Muñoz JL. Effect of hepcidin on iron metabolism in the athletes. Hospital nutrition. 2014; 30 (6): 1218-1231.
  • Maté-MuñozJL, Moreira ReisA, López de SubijanaC, Rodríguez RodríguezB, SacristánA, Ruiz SolanoP, Garnacho-CastañoMV. Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responsestoexerciseperformed on an air dissipationplatform. Notes. Sports Medicine2014; 49 (182): 53-58. 
  • Domínguez Herrera R, Maté-Muñoz JL, Garnacho-Castaño MV.Integration of hepcidin in responses and adaptation to hypoxia in sport. Journal of Human movement 2014; 15 (1): 34-44.
  • Serra-Paya, N., Solé, AE, & Nespereira, AB (2014). Multidisciplinary and non-competitive intervention in the field of public health for the treatment of sedentary lifestyle, overweight and childhood obesity: NEREU Program. Notes. Physical education and sports3
  • Espigares, Gemma; Guitard, M Luisa; Serra, Naomi. Interactive guide for patients. Hypertension and physical activity. (Spain): Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2014. ISBN 978-84-697-0287-1
  • Serra-Paya, N., Ensenyat, A., Real, J., Castro-Viñuales, I., Zapata, A., Galindo, G., ... & Teixidó, C. (2013). Evaluation of a family intervention program for the treatment of overweight and obese children (Nereu Program): a randomized clinical trial study protocol. BMC public health13(1), 1.
  • Pardo A, McKenna J, Mitjans A, Camps B, Aranda-Garcia S, Garcia-Gil J, & Violan M. Physical Activity Level and Lifestyle-Related Risk Factors from Catalan Physicians. J Phys Act Health. 2013; 11(5):922-9. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2012-0249.
  • Pardo A, Román-Viñas B, Ribas-Barba L, Roure E, Vallbona C, & Serra-Majem L. Health-enhancing physical activity and associated factors in a Spanish population. J Sci Med Sport. 2013. doi:pii: S1440-2440(13)00089-3.10.1016/j.jsams.2013.04.002.

LineExercise and physical activity as a solution to health problems associated with different groups.

  • Project "Comorbidity and physical activity in people affected by spinal cord injury"

Project IP: Dr. Manuel Gomis. External collaborators: Dra. Lluïsa Montesinos from the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona and Dr. Manuel Giner from La Fe Hospital in Valencia.

  • Project "Cardiorespiratory, metabolic and mechanical responses and adaptations in resistance exercises"

IP of the project: Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño. External collaborators: Dr. José Luis Maté Muñoz and Dr. Raúl Domínguez from the Alfonso X El Sabio University of Madrid.

  • Project "Influence of sleep deprivation on physical, perceptual and mental performance in health personnel"

IP of the project: Manuel Gomis. External collaborators: Dr. Lluis Guirao of the Hospital of Mataró, Dra. Lluïsa Montesinos from the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona and Dr. Josep Morales of the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona.

 

  • Project "Benefits in cardiorespiratory functional capacity, muscle strength and oxidative stress in patients with chronic heart failure, induced by a training program with vibratory platforms and isoinertial machines"

Project IP: Dr. Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño and. External collaborators: Dr. Lluis Guirao and Dr. Pleguezuelos of the Hospital of Mataró and Dra. Teresa Carbonell from the Department of Physiology and Immunology of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona.

  • Project “Evaluation of an intervention program in overweight or obese children in relation to the improvement of long-term anthropometric results (Nereu Program): Controlled randomized clinical trial ”.

Funded by: Carlos III Health Institute (FIS). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 

IP of the Project: Noemí Serra Payà. External collaborators: Conxita Teixido, Assumpta Ensenyat, Iván Castro-Viñuales, Jordi Real, Amalia Zapata, Jose María Mur, Gisela Galindo-Ortego, Eduard Solé-Mir.

 

Cellular oxidative stress in plasma and body tissues under various environmental conditions.

  • Project "Evaluation of oxidative stress in various tissues and blood plasma in conditions of hypoxia and hypothermia"

IP of the project: Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño. External collaborators: Dra. Teresa Carbonell. Department of Physiology and Immunology. Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona.

 

Promotion and dissemination of physical activity for health.

  • “Physical activity and healthy lifestyles” project

IP of the project: Dra. Alba Pardo. External collaborators: Dra. Mariona Violán of the Catalan Sports Council.

 

Physiological and mechanical responses and adaptations in exercise.

  • Project "Cardiorespiratory, metabolic and mechanical responses and adaptations in resistance exercises"

IP of the project: Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño. External collaborators: Dr. José Luis Maté Muñoz and Dr. Raúl Domínguez from the Alfonso X El Sabio University of Madrid.

  • Project "Analysis of kinetic and kinematic responses in resistance exercises"

IP of the project: Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño.

  • Project "Influence of sleep deprivation on physical, perceptual and mental performance"

IP of the project: Manuel Gomis. External collaborators: Command of the Barracks Barracks of Barcelona, ​​Spanish Army, Ministry of Defense.

 

Nutrition and ergogenic aids in sports performance

  • Project "Ergogenic aids applied to sports performance"

IP of the project: Manuel V. Garnacho Castaño. External collaborators: Dr. José Luis Maté Muñoz and Dr. Raúl Domínguez from the Alfonso X El Sabio University of Madrid.