A Lucia

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad Europea de Madrid
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi Curvilinear VO(2):power output relationship in a ramp test in professional cyclists: possible association with blood hemoglobin concentration
    Alejandro Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 52:95-103. 2002
  2. ncbi Physiology of professional road cycling
    A Lucia
    Department of Anatomy and Physiology, European University of Madrid, Spain
    Sports Med 31:325-37. 2001
  3. pmc Lactic acidosis, potassium, and the heart rate deflection point in professional road cyclists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 36:113-7. 2002
  4. ncbi Inverse relationship between VO2max and economy/efficiency in world-class cyclists
    Alejandro Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, E 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:2079-84. 2002
  5. ncbi Tour de France versus Vuelta a España: which is harder?
    Alejandro Lucia
    Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:872-8. 2003
  6. ncbi The Tour de France: a physiological review
    Alejandro Lucia
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 13:275-83. 2003
  7. pmc Giro, Tour, and Vuelta in the same season
    A Lucia
    Department of Morphological and Physiological Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 37:457-9. 2003
  8. ncbi In professional road cyclists, low pedaling cadences are less efficient
    Alejandro Lucia
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1048-54. 2004
  9. pmc Which laboratory variable is related with time trial performance time in the Tour de France?
    A Lucia
    Universidad Europea de Madrid Polideportivo, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 38:636-40. 2004
  10. ncbi Effects of the rotor pedalling system on the performance of trained cyclists during incremental and constant-load cycle-ergometer tests
    A Lucia
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 25:479-85. 2004

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  1. ncbi Curvilinear VO(2):power output relationship in a ramp test in professional cyclists: possible association with blood hemoglobin concentration
    Alejandro Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 52:95-103. 2002
    ..A significant negative correlation was encountered between DeltaVO(2) and resting hemoglobin levels before the tests (r = 20.61; p < 0.05). In conclusion, professional cyclists exhibit an attenuation of the VO(2) rise above the LT...
  2. ncbi Physiology of professional road cycling
    A Lucia
    Department of Anatomy and Physiology, European University of Madrid, Spain
    Sports Med 31:325-37. 2001
    ..e. the controversial Conconi test, distinction between climbing and time trial ability, etc.) and during actual competitions such as the Tour de France...
  3. pmc Lactic acidosis, potassium, and the heart rate deflection point in professional road cyclists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 36:113-7. 2002
    ..To determine the influence of lactic acidosis, the Bohr effect, and exercise induced hyperkalaemia on the occurrence of the heart rate deflection point (HRDP) in elite (professional) cyclists...
  4. ncbi Inverse relationship between VO2max and economy/efficiency in world-class cyclists
    Alejandro Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, E 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:2079-84. 2002
    ..Cycling economy (CE) and gross mechanical efficiency (GE) were calculated during the constant-load tests...
  5. ncbi Tour de France versus Vuelta a España: which is harder?
    Alejandro Lucia
    Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:872-8. 2003
    ..To compare the total exercise loads (intensity x volume) of the Vuelta a España and Tour de France during the last year...
  6. ncbi The Tour de France: a physiological review
    Alejandro Lucia
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 13:275-83. 2003
    ..The aim of this article is to review the history of the TDF. Special emphasis is placed on the last decade where classic physiology has been integrated into applied scientific cycling data...
  7. pmc Giro, Tour, and Vuelta in the same season
    A Lucia
    Department of Morphological and Physiological Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 37:457-9. 2003
    ..As a result, the total load (volume x intensity) in the three races was comparable...
  8. ncbi In professional road cyclists, low pedaling cadences are less efficient
    Alejandro Lucia
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1048-54. 2004
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  9. pmc Which laboratory variable is related with time trial performance time in the Tour de France?
    A Lucia
    Universidad Europea de Madrid Polideportivo, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 38:636-40. 2004
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  10. ncbi Effects of the rotor pedalling system on the performance of trained cyclists during incremental and constant-load cycle-ergometer tests
    A Lucia
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 25:479-85. 2004
    ..Although field studies are needed to assess the possible implications, in terms of actual racing, of the new system, commonly used indicators of endurance cycling performance do not seem to be improved with the Rotor in trained cyclists...
  11. ncbi Is there an association between ACE and CKMM polymorphisms and cycling performance status during 3-week races?
    A Lucia
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 26:442-7. 2005
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  12. ncbi Determinants of VO(2) kinetics at high power outputs during a ramp exercise protocol
    Alejandro Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:326-31. 2002
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  13. pmc Hormone levels of world class cyclists during the Tour of Spain stage race
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 35:424-30. 2001
    ..To evaluate the hormonal response to strenuous endurance exercise performed by elite athletes...
  14. ncbi Heart rate and performance parameters in elite cyclists: a longitudinal study
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1777-82. 2000
    ..0 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)) during the course of a complete sports season...
  15. ncbi Heart rate response during incremental exercise in master runners
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 50:155-8. 2000
    ..Resting echocardiographic evaluations showed similar heart dimensions in all of the subjects. In conclusion, HR does not seem to show a curvilinear response (downward deflection) in most aged athletes...
  16. ncbi Metabolic and neuromuscular adaptations to endurance training in professional cyclists: a longitudinal study
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 50:381-8. 2000
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  17. pmc The slow component of VO2 in professional cyclists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 34:367-74. 2000
    ..To analyse the slow component of oxygen uptake (VO2) in professional cyclists and to determine whether this phenomenon is due to altered neuromuscular activity, as assessed by surface electromyography (EMG)...
  18. ncbi Physiological response to professional road cycling: climbers vs. time trialists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 21:505-12. 2000
    ..It would also seem that other "technical" requirements of the sport (i. e. pedaling efficiency probably related to biomechanical factors etc.) may be associated with successful time trial performance...
  19. ncbi Effects of endurance training on the breathing pattern of professional cyclists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 51:133-41. 2001
    ..e., increases in the volume and/or intensity of training throughout the season). These findings suggest that endurance conditioning does not alter the breathing pattern of professional cyclists during an incremental exercise test...
  20. ncbi Thyroid hormones may influence the slow component of VO(2) in professional cyclists
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 51:239-42. 2001
    ..72 and rr=-0.66, respectively), suggesting, at least partly, and association between thyroid basal function and the VO(2) slow component of euthyroid elite endurance athletes during constant-load intense exercise...
  21. ncbi Preferred pedalling cadence in professional cycling
    A Lucia
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:1361-6. 2001
    ..The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the preferred cycling cadence of professional riders during competition...
  22. ncbi The I allele of the ACE gene is associated with improved exercise capacity in women with McArdle disease
    F Gomez-Gallego
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 42:134-40. 2008
    ..McArdle disease is an uncommon metabolic disorder usually characterized by marked exercise intolerance although great individual variability exists in its phenotypic manifestation...
  23. doi Genotype distributions in top-level soccer players: a role for ACE?
    P Juffer
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 30:387-92. 2009
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  24. doi Endurance performance: genes or gene combinations?
    F Gomez-Gallego
    Biomedical Laboratory, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 30:66-72. 2009
    ..No significant differences (p > 0.05) were found in controls. In summary, in world-class cyclists, we only found an association between ACTN3 genotypes and VT and PPO, and between ACTN3/ACE genotype combinations and RCT...
  25. ncbi AMPD1 genotypes and exercise capacity in McArdle patients
    J C Rubio
    Centro de Investigacion, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 29:331-5. 2008
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  26. doi Does the polygenic profile determine the potential for becoming a world-class athlete? Insights from the sport of rowing
    C Santiago
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:e188-94. 2010
    ..In contrast, we cannot discard the fact that, overall, elite athletes are endowed with a more "favorable" polygenic profile than the general population...
  27. ncbi Does the C34T mutation in AMPD1 alter exercise capacity in the elderly?
    M Perez
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 27:429-35. 2006
    ..2 vs. 9.2+/-0.2) (no mutation vs. C34T mutation, respectively). Although more research is necessary, it seems that the C34T mutation of the AMPD1, at least in heterozygous individuals, does not affect functional capacity in the elderly...
  28. doi ACE and ACTN3 genes and muscle phenotypes in nonagenarians
    N Bustamante-Ara
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Biomedicine, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 31:221-4. 2010
    ..Our data suggest that, in the elderly, the influence of genetic factors on muscle phenotype traits is not reducible to a few single polymorphisms, including ACE and ACTN3 variants...
  29. ncbi Frequency of the VO2max plateau phenomenon in world-class cyclists
    A Lucia
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 27:984-92. 2006
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  30. ncbi ACTN3 genotype in professional endurance cyclists
    A Lucia
    European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 27:880-4. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi Functional capacity of children with leukemia
    A F San Juan
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 29:163-7. 2008
    ..However, their physical condition and health status are sufficiently high to allow them to participate in physical activities and supervised exercise programs...
  32. doi Unique among unique. Is it genetically determined?
    M Gonzalez-Freire
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 43:307-9. 2009
    ..A favourable genetic endowment, together with exceptional environmental factors (years of altitude living and training in this case), seems to be necessary to attain the highest possible level of running endurance performance...
  33. doi Is there an association between ACTN3 R577X polymorphism and muscle power phenotypes in young, non-athletic adults?
    C Santiago
    Department of Physiology and Biomedicine, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:771-8. 2010
    ..00 for jump tests and <1.015 for sprint tests (all P>0.05). In summary, α-actinin-3 deficiency does not negatively influence the ability to generate explosive leg muscle power in a young non-athletic population...
  34. pmc Exercise capacity in a 78 year old patient with McArdle's disease: it is never too late to start exercising
    M Perez
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 40:725-6; discussion 726. 2006
    ..The data suggest that, with pre-exercise sucrose administration, such patients may be candidates for systematic reconditioning, which may improve functional capacity and quality of life...
  35. pmc Can patients with McArdle's disease run?
    M Perez
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 41:53-4. 2007
    ..These preliminary data suggest the potential therapeutic value of this type of exercise in these patients...
  36. ncbi Effects of detraining on the functional capacity of previously trained breast cancer survivors
    F Herrero
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 28:257-64. 2007
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  37. ncbi Benefits of intrahospital exercise training after pediatric bone marrow transplantation
    A F San Juan
    Department of Physiology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 29:439-46. 2008
    ..In summary, children who have received BMT experience physical and overall health benefits after a relatively short-term (8 weeks) supervised exercise training program...
  38. pmc Mutations in the hereditary haemochromatosis gene HFE in professional endurance athletes
    J L Chicharro
    Departamento de Enfermeria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 38:418-21. 2004
    ..Most elite endurance athletes take iron supplements during their active sporting life, which could aggravate this condition...
  39. pmc Effects of electrical stimulation on VO2 kinetics and delta efficiency in healthy young men
    M Perez
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad Europea de Madrid, E 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 37:140-3. 2003
    ..To determine the effects of electrical stimulation (ES) on oxygen uptake (VO(2)) kinetics and delta efficiency (DE) during gradual exercise. The hypothesis was that ES would attenuate the VO(2)-workload relation and improve DE...
  40. doi Exercise training and cytokines in breast cancer survivors
    A M Gomez
    Hospital Infantil Universitario Nino Jesus, Oncologia, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 32:461-7. 2011
    ..A combined (aerobic+strength) 8-week exercise training intervention did not induce major changes in the basal cytokine levels of breast cancer survivors...
  41. doi ACTN3 R577X polymorphism does not influence explosive leg muscle power in elite volleyball players
    J R Ruiz
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:e34-41. 2011
    ..In summary, these findings suggest that the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism does not influence explosive leg muscle power in elite volleyball players...
  42. ncbi Physiological parameters determined at OBLA vs. a fixed heart rate of 175 beats x min-1 in an incremental test performed by amateur and professional cyclists
    J L Chicharro
    Escuela de Enfermeria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 49:63-9. 1999
    ..These observations suggest the possible use of a fixed, reference HR of 175 beats x min-1 to determine the exercise intensity corresponding to OBLA in amateur cyclists. This was not the case for the professional cyclists...
  43. pmc Does complete deficiency of muscle alpha actinin 3 alter functional capacity in elderly women? A preliminary report
    A F San Juan
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 40:e1. 2006
    ..The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess if the presence or absence of alpha actinin 3 influences the deleterious effects of ageing on muscle output and functional capacity...
  44. ncbi ACTN3 genotype in professional soccer players
    C Santiago
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid 28670, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 42:71-3. 2008
    ..5% and 53.7%) and endurance athletes (26.5% and 52%) (p = 0.041). Although there are notable exceptions, elite soccer players tend to have the sprint/power ACTN3 genotype...
  45. pmc Effects of an endurance cycling competition on resting serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and its binding proteins IGFBP-1 and IGFBP-3
    J L Chicharro
    Departamento de Enfermeria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 35:303-7. 2001
    ..To determine whether consecutive bouts of intense endurance exercise over a three week period alters serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and/or its binding proteins...
  46. ncbi Effects of transcutaneous short-term electrical stimulation on M. vastus lateralis characteristics of healthy young men
    Margarita Perez
    Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas y Fisiología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Pflugers Arch 443:866-74. 2002
    ..The results also offer new perspectives for realistic applications of ES in various clinical situations and sport training...
  47. pmc C34T mutation of the AMPD1 gene in an elite white runner
    A Lucia
    Department of Physiology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 40:e7. 2006
    ..The partial metabolic deficiency of the study subject is possibly compensated for by his exceptionally favourable anthropometric characteristics (body mass index 18.2 kg/m2)...
  48. ncbi Benefits of exercise training in Spanish prison inmates
    F Pérez-Moreno
    Centro Medico, Centro Penitenciario de Soto del Real, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 28:1046-52. 2007
    ..05). Supervised exercise training can improve the overall physical fitness of incarcerated people. Our results suggest that this type of intervention could be applied in prisons of Western societies...
  49. pmc Ventricular septal defect in a world class runner
    A Boraita
    Department of Cardiology, Sport Medicine Center, Higher Sports Council, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 39:e32. 2005
    ..Further cardiological follow up might confirm that the VSD causes no pathological effects or any performance detriment in future years...
  50. doi Does exercise training during pregnancy influence fetal cardiovascular responses to an exercise stimulus? Insights from a randomised, controlled trial
    R Barakat
    Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 44:762-4. 2010
    ..Overall, maternal training status did not influence the fetal cardiovascular variables studied...
  51. doi Are Serotonergic System Genes Associated to Smoking Cessation Therapy Success in Addition to CYP2A6?
    Z Verde
    Department of Biomedicine, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
    Pharmacopsychiatry 47:33-6. 2014
    ..69, 95% CI=1.28-5.64). Genetic variations in CYP2A6 gene or genotypes associated with reduced synaptic serotonin activity may influence the success of smoking cessation treatment. ..
  52. doi Resistance exercise training during pregnancy and newborn's birth size: a randomised controlled trial
    R Barakat
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte INEF, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:1048-57. 2009
    ..We also studied the association between maternal body weight prior to pregnancy and newborn's birth size...
  53. ncbi Monoclonal antibodies for exercise-induced fecal blood detection--comparison with Hemofec
    C Yges
    Unidad de Investigación de la Escuela de Medicina del Deporte, Universidad Compultense, Madrid, Spain
    Can J Appl Physiol 20:78-88. 1995
    ..Eight of them tested positive in the second sample, whereas only 5 tested positive in the third sample. The immunochemical technique is recommended for fecal occult blood detection in marathoners...
  54. ncbi Caffeine ingestion attenuates the VO(2) slow component during intense exercise
    A Santalla
    , Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Jpn J Physiol 51:761-4. 2001
    ..05). These findings suggest that the ergogenic effect of caffeine in a high-intensity endurance exercise shown in previous research may be partly mediated by a possible attenuation of the VO(2) slow component...
  55. doi Exercise training is beneficial for Alzheimer's patients
    E Santana-Sosa
    Department of Physiology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 29:845-50. 2008
    ..No changes (p > 0.05) were found in the control group over the 12-week period. Exercise training could be included in the overall medical/nursing care protocol for patients with AD...
  56. doi Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised controlled trial
    R Barakat
    Instituto Nacional de Educación Física INEF, Universidad Politecnica, Madrid, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 42:674-8. 2008
    ..Some controversy exists over the possibility that exercise during pregnancy might increase the risk of preterm delivery...
  57. ncbi Intrahospital supervised exercise training: a complementary tool in the therapeutic armamentarium against childhood leukemia
    A Lucia
    Exercise Physiology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Leukemia 19:1334-7. 2005