Personal Page of Ispirilidis Ioannis

ispirlidis Full Name: Ispirilidis Ioannis
Title: Assistant Professor
Area of expertise: Footbal coaching
Sector: Sports Training Theory & Application
Laboratory:  TRAINING
Telephone: 6976898486
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Office: DU 8-10 PM, WE 8-10 PM
Hours of listening students: Tue: -, Wed: -

Teaching subjects
Fall semester:
N411, N415, N414

Spring semester:
N412, N413

Research interests

  • TRAINING IN FOOTBALL

Brief curriculum vitae
Studies:

  • -NAME: Ispyrlidis Ioannis
    DATE OF BIRTH: October 27, 1958
    PLACE OF BIRTH: Komotini
    PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Xanthi

    1. STUDIES

    1982: Graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Certification of the specialty of the Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    1984 :Lifeguard Diploma of the German Swimming Federation
    1986: Bologna of the German Cologne High School of Sport
    Certificate of Classical Sports Specialty of German Cologne Sports School
    Certificate of Football Specialty of the Cologne German Sports School
    1987 :Postgraduate Diploma of the German Higher Sports School of Cologne
    2003 :Ph.D. of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of the Democritus University of Thrace

    1.1. Coaching Degrees

    1983 :"B-Lizenz" Football Coach of the German Football Federation
    1990 :"A-Lizenz" Football Coach of the German Football Federation
    2007-2008 :Professional football coach "PRO-UEFA" of the Hellenic Football Federation

    1.2. Other Degrees

    1983: Excellent knowledge of the German language
    2004: Excellent knowledge of the Italian language
    Bachelor of Computer Science "European Computer Driving License"
    2010: Knowledge of Spanish Language - Diploma de Espanol (Level 1) (Instituto Cervantol)

Research experience:

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Research activities:

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Publications:

  1. -2003 Vertical jump and knee extensors isokinetic performance in professional soccer players related to the phase of the training period
    P. Malliou, I. Ispirlidis, A. Beneka, K. Taxildaris, G. Godolias
    Isokinetics and Exercises Science, (2003), 11, 165-169

    The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between vertical jump performance and the isokinetic strength of the knee extensors in professional soccer players at the end of the competition period, after the detraining period (before the initiation of the preparatory period) and after the completion of the preparatory period. Eighteen prefessional soccer players participated in the present study. The peak jumping height (of the squat and counter movement jumps on an Ergojump device) was used as indicator of vertical jump performance. The subjects also performed three submaximal and three maximal isokinetic efforts of the knee extensors at angular velocities of 60 and 180/s. The significance level was set at p<0.05. The analysis indicated that jumping height was moderately correlated with the knee torques at the test velocities after the competition and preparatory period.

  2. 2004 Jumping ability and kinetic knee extensor performance in elite soccer players
    Ispirlidis G., Malliou P., Beneka A., Pafis G., Gioftsidou A., Godolias G.,
    Journal of Human Movement Studies, (2004), 46, 483-491.

    The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between vertical jump performance and the isokinetic strength of the knee extensors in elite soccer players. Thirty-six elite players participated in the present study. The peak jumping height (of the squat and counter movement jumps on an Ergojump device) was used as indicator of vertical jump performance. The subjects also performed three submaximal and three maximal isokinetic efforts of the knee extensors at angular velocities of 60, 180 and 240°/s. Pearson product moment correlation analyses were conducted to determine the relationship between isokinetic strength and jumping parameters. The significance level was set at p<0.05. The analysis indicated that jumping height was highly to moderately correlated with the knee torques at the test velocities after the preparatory period.

  3. 2004 Injuries in soccer during the championship between adult and young players
    Gioftsidou A., Ispirlidis J., Malliou P., Pafis G., Beneka A., Godolias G.
    Journal of Human Movement Studies, (2004), 46, 397-406.

    The frequency and the characteristics of injuries in adult and young soccer players were analysed in the present study. Thirty-five adults and 35 young players participated in the national championships and were observed for one season. Eighty-one acute injuries and 9 overuse syndromes were reported. Acute injuries in adult players appeared at a higher incidence rate (63%) than young players (37%). Young players did not present any chronic injury: in contrast, adult players presented 9 overuse syndromes. Most of the acute injuries were of moderate and mild severity. Differences between adult and young players appeared in mild (54.9% and 78%) and moderate severity acute injuries (21.5% and 11% respectively). Most of the injuries occurred during practice. The lower extremity was by far more frequently injured in both age categories.

  4. 2004 Proprioception training programs of different durations on soccer players
    Malliou P., Gioftsidou A., Pafis G., Beneka A., Ispirlidis I., Godolias G.
    Sports and Science (2004), (1), 160-167.

  5. 2007 Balance training programs for soccer injuries prevention
    Pafis G., Ispirlidis I., Godolias G.
    Physical Training, Nov 2007

    The purpose of the study was to compare 2 different balance-training frequencies in improving proprioceptive ability. Thirty eight professional soccer players, were randomly assigned into 3 groups: the A group, exercises with a frequency of 6 times per week, for 3 weeks, the B group exercises with a frequency of 3 times per week, for 6 weeks and the C group (control) had no balance training. All participants were evaluated with the use of an electronic stability system and of a wooden balanve board before and after the training period. The results showed that both training groups improved their balance ability similarly despite the different frequency of the balance program.

  6. 2008 Isokinetic strength training program for muscular imbalances in professional soccer players
    A. Gioftsidou, I. Ispirlidis, G. Pafis, P. Malliou, C. Bikos, G Godolias
    Sports Science for Health (2008), 2, 101-105.

    Abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a muscular training program on soccer players’ performance of which initially appeared imbalanced or bilaterally asymmetrical. The study was conducted on 68 professional soccer players (age, 24.1 ± 5.7 years; weight, 76.8 ± 5.7 kg; height, 1.82 ± 0.7 cm) participating in the championship of the first Greek national division over 2 years. During the preparation period, all the players performed an isokinetic test of knee flexors and extensors (60°/s–1 and 180°/s–1). These initial measurements detected muscular imbalances or deficits in 27 players (40%). The 27 players followed a specific isokinetic training program for 2 months, 3 times per week. After completion of the isokinetic training program, the 68 players repeated the isokinetic test. The analysis revealed significant differences between the pre- and post-training measures at both angular velocities in peak torque values, in differences from one limb to the other, and in peak torque ratios for flexors and extensors. Consequently, the application of this specific isokinetic training program can restore imbalances in knee muscle strength efficiently.

  7. 2008 Time-course of changes in inflammatory ans performance responses following a soccer game
    Ispirlidis I., Fatouros I., Jamurtas A., Nikolaidis K., Michailidis I., Douroudos I., Margonis K., Chatzinikolaou A., Kalistratos K.
    Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (2008), 18(5), 423-431.

    Objective: To study the effects of a single soccer game on indices of performance, muscle damage, and inflammation during a 6-day recovery period. Design: Participants were assigned to either an experimental group (E, played in the game; n = 14) or a control group (C, did not participate in the game; n = 10). Setting: Data were collected on a soccer field and at the Physical Education and Sports Science laboratory of the Democritus University of Thrace before and after the soccer game. Participants: Twenty-four elite male soccer players (age, 20.16 0.8 years; height, 1.78 6 0.08 m; weight, 75.2 6 6.8 kg). Main Outcome Measurements: Muscle strength, vertical jumping, speed, DOMS, muscle swelling, leukocyte count, creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), C-reactive protein (CRP), cortisol, testosterone, cytokines IL-6 and IL-1b, thioburbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), protein carbnyls (PC), and uric acid (UA). Results: Performance deteriorated 1 to 4 days post-game. An acutephase inflammatory response consisted of a post-game peak of leukocyte count, cytokines, and cortisol, a 24-hour peak of CRP, TBARS, and DOMS, a 48-hour peak of CK, LDH, and PC, and a 72-hour peak of uric acid. Conclusion: A single soccer game induces short-term muscle damage and marked but transient inflammatory responses. Anaerobic performance seems to deteriorate for as long as 72-hour post-game. The acute phase inflammatory response in soccer appears to follow the same pattern as in other forms of exercise. These results clearly indicate the need of sufficient recovery for elite soccer players after a game.
    Key Words: exercise, soccer, inflammation, DOMS, muscle damage

  8. 2012 Comparison of two different training methods for improving dribbling and kicking skills of young football players
    Plainos C., Patsiaouras A., Ispirlidis I., Gourgoulis B., Laios A., Taxildaris K., Mavromatis G.
    The Sport Journal-ISSN:1543-9518

  9. 2013 Comparison of Strength and Jumping Ability Characteristics Between Pre Teenage Soccer Players and Pre Teenage Non Players
    Komsis Th., Michailidis Ch., Komsis S., Gissis I., Ispirlidis I., Alipasali F.
    International Journal of Scientific Research, 2013, 2(8), 436-438

  10. The relationship of group cohesion with the antecedents for soccer teams
    Gioldasis A., Bekris E., Gissis I., Komsis S., Ispyrlidis I., Sotiropoulos A.
    Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2013. 13(1), 66-72

  11. 2014 The effect of physical condition training forms in soccer team performance for the entire season
    Ispirlidis I., Komsis S., Gissis I., Gioldasis A., Souglis A.
    International Journal of Scientific Research, 2014, 3(2), 486-490

  12. 2015a Acute effect of specific soccer warm –up on sprint perfomance after static stretching in amateur female soccer players.
    Papadopoulos E.,Ispirlidis I.,Kyranoudis A.,Alipasali F.,Famisis K.,Giannakos A., Galazoulas C., Zakas A.
    Physical Training Fitness for Combatives, 2015
    Ηλεκρονικό περιοδικό καταχωρημένο στη datase SPORT DISCUS.

  13. 2015b The use of mata Pilates exercises for improving acute flexibility I female amateur soccer playes
    Famisis K., Kyranoudis A., Ispirlidis I., Grammatikopoulou M., Giannakos A., Galazoulas C., homa P., Zakas A.
    Physical Training Fitness for Combatives, 2015
    Ηλεκρονικό περιοδικό καταχωρημένο στη datase SPORT DISCUS.

  14. 2016 Acute effects of mat Pilates exercises on flexibility: A comparison between young and elderly woman
    Thoma P., Famisis K., Grammatikopoulou M., Ispirlidis I., Galazoulas C., Kyranoudis A., Alipasali F., Zakas A.
    Physical Training Fitness for Combatives, 2016
    Ηλεκρονικό περιοδικό καταχωρημένο στη datase SPORT DISCUS.

  15. 2017a Does the number of repetitions of mat Pilates exercises affect flexibility in female amateuer players?
    Famisis K., Grammatikopoulou M., Kyranoudis A., Ispirlidis I., Giannakos A., Galazoulas C., Thoma P., Zakas A.,
    International Journal of Current Reasearch 2017, 9(1), 45888-45892.

  16. 2017b The effect of a Strengh and Speed Training Programm in Speed improvement of female soccer players
    (Impact Factor : 3,62)
    Komsis G., Papadopoulou Z., Komsis S., Ispyrlidis I., Manolopoulos E., Gissis I., Bekris E.
    Global Journal for research analysis 2017 ,2 (2) , 672-674 .

  17. 2018 Combined visual and dribbling performance in young soccer players of different expertise
    Bekris E., Gissis I., Ispyrlidis I., Mylonis E., Axeti G.
    Research in Sports Medicine An International Journal 2018

  18. Manuscript number HMS_2019_383
    Title Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Oxygen Muscle Saturation Recovery
    Following RAST in Youth Soccer Players
    Article type Full length article
    Abstract
    The purpose of the study was to examine whether differences in aerobic capacity (V ̇o2max) influence muscle
    reoxygenation following repeated anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players. We hypothesized that muscle
    reoxygenation is faster in players with higher aerobic capacity. Ten male, youth soccer players participated in the
    study and performed RAST on a synthetic grass field. Oxygen saturation in muscle (StO2) of the right vastus lateralis
    muscle was measured by near-infrared spectroscopy. Half the time that was required for StO2 recovery (T1/2 StO2)
    after RAST was used to evaluate the reoxygenation in the recovery period after testing. The T1/2 StO2 was defined as
    the time from the end of RAST testing to the time of reaching 50% of StO2. Aerobic capacity (V ̇o2max) was
    estimated by the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YYIR1). The T1/2 StO2 had a significant inverse correlation
    with V ̇o2max (r=-0.71; p < 0.05) and with the distance which was covered by players on YYIR1 test (r=-0.71; p <
    0.05). In contrast, StO2 recovery rate showed no significant correlations with the V ̇o2max in subjects. These results
    indicate that aerobic capacity can influence vastus lateralis reoxygenation following RAST in youth soccer players.
    Keywords reoxygenation; near-infrared spectroscopy; VO2max; RAST
    Corresponding Author Yiannis Michailidis
    Order of Authors Yiannis Michailidis, Aristeidis Chatzimagioglou, Dimitrios Mikikis, Ioannis
    Ispirlidis, Thomas Metaxas
    Suggested reviewers Michalis Nikolaidis, Andreas Zafeiridis
  19. The acute effects of combined foam rolling and static stretching program on hip
    flexion and jumping ability in soccer players.
    ANGELOS KYRANOUDIS1, SOTIRIOS ARSENIS2, IOANNIS ISPYRLIDIS3 , ATHANASIOS
    CHATZINIKOLAOU4, VASSILIOS GOURGOULIS5, EFSTRATIOS KYRANOUDIS6, THOMAS
    METAXAS7
    1,2,3,4,5,6,Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Komotini,
    GREECE
    7Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Thessaloniki,
    GREECE
    Published online: June 30, 2019
    (Accepted for publication: June 11, 2019)
    DOI:10.7752/jpes.2019.02169
    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a combined program involving static stretching (SS) and
    foam rolling (FR) on hip flexion (Range of Motion-ROM) and jumping ability of soccer players. 24 amateur
    soccer players (age 21,73±0,87 years, height 179±0,53 cm and body mass 77,06±5,74 kg) divided in two
    groups: the control group which performed only short duration SS (10 sec) in quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors
    and gastrocnemious muscles and the experimental group which performed a combined program that included
    SS with the same duration and 30 sec FR in the same muscle groups. The participants were measured in the hip
    flexion (ROM) and the jumping ability was assessed with countermovement jump (CMJ) with the arms
    akimbo, and countermovement jump with free arms (CMJFREE). Two-way repeated measures analyses of
    variance revealed no significant difference between the two groups in any variable. However, there were
    observed significant differences between the pre-and post-intervention measurements in ROM and CMJ
    performance. These findings suggest that SS of short duration does not influence negatively the ROM and the
    jumping performance, and that a combined program with SS and FR also induces an improvement.
    Key words: Self-myofascial release, flexibility, explosive power, warm-up