Exercise Physiology Division

traininglabThe main aims of the Exercise Physiology Division are:

- To study body functions during exercise and the adaptations resulting from systematic training of athletes, and individuals with cardiovascular and otherchronic diseases.

- To evaluate physical abilities and identify health and physical condition factors, as well as factors affecting aerobic and anaerobic capacity, flexibility, body composition and anthropometric characteristics, in a wide spectrum of people.

- To record and observe various factors affecting human performance, talent scouting, energy metabolism, as well as muscular power production the force velocity relationshipas well as endurance by means of laboratory tests and field measurements.

- To explain and record physiological, metabolic, biochemical and neuromuscular parameters, hormonal responses, immune system responses, electromyographic activity of human muscle.

- To evaluate different exercise programmes on lipid, lipoproteins, hormonal responses, bone mineral content and endotheliumaffecting factors as well as muscle metabolism in people suffering from obesity, cardiovascular heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosisin the elderly.

Representative Publications

  1. Toubekis A., Douda H., & Tokmakidis S. (2005). Influence of different rest intervals during active or passive recovery on repeated sprint swimming performance. Eur J Apl Physiol., Vol 93, 5-6: 694-700.
  2. Smilios I., T. Pilianidis, K. Sotiropoulos, M. Antonakis, & S.P. Tokmakidis. (2005). Short-term effects of selected exercise and load in contrast training on vertical jump performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(1): 135-139.
  3. Tokmakidis S.P., Zois C.E., Volaklis K.A., Kotsa K., & Touvra A.-M. (2004). The effects of a combined strength and aerobic exercise program on glucose control and insulin action in women with type 2 diabetes, Eur J Apl Physiol, 92: 437-442.
  4. Tokmakidis S.P., & Volaklis K.A. (2003). Training and detraining effects of a combining-strength and aerobic exercise program on blood lipids in patients with coronary artery disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 193-200.
  5. Smilios I., Pilianidis T., Karamouzis M., & Tokmakidis S.P. (2003). Hormonal responses following various resistance exercise protocols. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35 (4): 644-654.
  6. Tokmakidis S., Kokkinidis E., Smilios I., & Douda H. (2003). The effects of ibuprofen on delayed muscle soreness and muscular performance after eccentric exercise. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17(1), 53-59.
  7. Douda H., Laparidis K., & Tokmakidis S. (2002). Long-term training induces specific adaptations on physique of rhythmic sports and female artistic gymnasts, European Journal of Sport Science, Vol 2, 3:1-14.
  8. Tokmakidis S., & Volaklis K. (2000). Pre-exercise glucose ingestion at different time periods and kinetics of blood glucose during exercise. International Journal of Sports Medicine; 21: 453-457.