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Research Line 2

Physiological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Prescribing Physical Exercise on Human Health and Performance

Identifying appropriate exercise prescription strategies is an important aspect to achieve the desired results more effectively and safely. This line of research studies physiological and neuropsychological issues regarding exercise prescription, involving different training methods, applied to different populations. Furthermore, the effects of manipulating the prescription variables of aerobic, strength, flexibility, as well as mixed modalities exercises in the studied populations are investigated. The line of research aims to identify the best strategies to improve responses to stress in acute terms and adaptations in the long term. Professors José Eduardo Lattari Rayol Prati, Roberto Poton, Silvio Rodrigues Marques Neto and Walace David Monteiro work in this Line of Research, with the following research projects: Physical activity and obesity in childhood and adulthood (responsible: Prof. Silvio Neto); Transcranial direct current stimulation applied to health and physical performance (responsible: Prof. José Eduardo Lattari Prati); Integration between metabolomics, clinical, psychophysiological and performance markers related to chronic fatigue (responsible: Prof. Thiago Guimarães); Systematic and Meta-analytical Approach to Experimental Studies on the Effects of Resistance and Aerobic Training on Morphophysiological Outcomes of Different Populations (responsible: Prof. Roberto Poton); Acute and chronic physiological responses to different types of physical exercise in populations with different clinical characteristics (responsible: Prof. Walace Monteiro).




José Eduardo Lattari Rayol Prati. He develops studies on transcranial direct current

stimulation applied to different areas of the cerebral cortex, which has been

investigated in the context of health and physical performance. The objective of the studies is to investigate the acute effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on cardiorespiratory responses, muscle strength and power, and outcomes related to physical performance.


Wallace David Monteiro. Develops studies investigating the effects of manipulating the prescription variables of aerobic, strength, flexibility, and mixed modalities exercises in the populations studied. In this way, he investigates methodological issues of training from the perspective of its suitability for different populations. Furthermore, the acute and chronic effects of aerobic, muscular strength, flexibility, and concurrent exercises are investigated, aiming to identify the best exercise prescription strategies to improve physiological responses regarding safety and adaptations to effort.


Silvio Rodrigues Marques Neto. Conducts studies that investigate the effects of different types of physical exercise with equalized overloads on metabolic, cardiovascular responses, and psycho-affective scales in patients with depression.


Roberto Poton. Develops studies on the effects of resistance and aerobic training on morphophysiological outcomes of different populations, has an important process to analyze and evaluate the current literature on state of the art, so that it is possible to critically support previously elaborated hypotheses, expand specific knowledge, identify possible gaps in the literature, indicate new directions of investigation, synthesize knowledge about the most appropriate exercise dose-response, guide researchers and students in the development of scientific productions, in addition to guiding decisions in clinical practice.


Thiago Teixeira Guimarães. Develops studies on clinical, psychophysiological, and performance markers related to stress, fatigue, overtraining syndrome, and burnout. Investigates physiological variables associated with stress and fatigue through cardiopulmonary exercise tests and internal and external load monitoring. Its focus is to contribute to developing practical strategies that favor the conscious periodization of training in different sports, as well as tools that promote adherence to conditioning and health programs.

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