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The SmArT lab of the Center of Research & evaluation of Human Performance of the School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, is dedicated to research excellence, quality education, improvement of quality of life & performance, & service to the community.

We offer students opportunities for professional development in a large number of scientific areas of Exercise Science using our well-equipped facilities for both basic & applied research.

Our mission is to improve health, quality of life & athletic performance through research & education

 

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OBESITY & EXERCISE
SPORTS NUTRITION
CLINICAL EXERCISE SCIENCE
During the last decade we have been studying the acute and chronic exercise responses of individuals with Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and we have been evaluating the efficacy of exercise to fight alcoholism through an interdisciplinary approach.
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  • Protein supplementation and recovery from repetitive football matches

    Protein supplementation and recovery from repetitive football matches

    Protein supplementation and recovery from repetitive football matches


    Field: Inflammation, Exercise Training
    Description: A double-bling, cross-over, repeated measures study examining the effects of protein supplementation on performance recovery, skeletal muscle inflammatory response and filed performance following two matches performed four days apart.

  • The SupPORT (Safety & Prevention of OveRTraining) Project

    The SupPORT (Safety & Prevention of OveRTraining) Project

    The SupPORT (Safety & Prevention of OveRTraining) Project


    Field: Inflammation, Exercise Training, Overtraining
    Description: A prospective study looking at novel markers of athletic overtraining.

  • Protein supplementation and skeletal muscle proteolysis.

    Protein supplementation and skeletal muscle proteolysis.

    Protein supplementation and skeletal muscle proteolysis.


    Field: Inflammation, Exercise Training
    Description: We examined the effects of protein supplementation on skeletal muscle proteasome following severe exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage.

  • Plyometric training for adolescent male and female basketball players

    Plyometric training for adolescent male and female basketball players

    Plyometric training for adolescent male and female basketball players


     Field: Inflammation, Exercise Training
    Description: Upper- and lower-body plyometrics for adolescents players. Do females and males respond similarly?

  • Hybrid, small group training for sedentary overweight/obese women

    Hybrid, small group training for sedentary overweight/obese women

    Hybrid, small group training for sedentary overweight/obese women


    Field: Exercise Training, Obesity
    Description: A randomized clinical trial investigating the effects of a novel high-intensity interval training program integrating whole-body functional exercises on energy balance of obese women.

  • Inflammaging and skeletal muscle

    Inflammaging and skeletal muscle

    Inflammaging and skeletal muscle


    Field: Inflammation, Exercise Training
    Description: We are trying to determine whether low-grade inflammation affects skeletal muscle responses to exercise training.

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Latest News

  • Η πανδημία COVID-19 έχει πλήξει το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της ανθρωπότητας δημιουργώντας μια πρωτόγνωρη κατάσταση.
    Λαμβάνοντας υπόψη τα μέτρα προστασίας που οι ειδικοί συνιστούν για την αντιμετώπισή της, η διεπιστημονική ομάδα που συνέταξε το παρόν παρέχει οδηγίες άσκησης, προκειμένου να διατηρηθούν τα προβλεπόμενα από τον Π.Ο.Υ. επίπεδα σωματικής (φυσικής) κατάστασης, καλύπτοντας τα παρακάτω θέματα:
    Άσκηση & ανοσοποιητικό, Άσκηση σε συνθήκες πανδημίας
    για ενήλικες, αθλητές & παιδιά, Άσκηση σε ευπαθείς ομάδες

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  • Εκπαιδευτικό Υλικό για την Σχολική Ασφάλεια

    Εκπαιδευτικό Υλικό για την Σχολική Ασφάλεια

    Εκπαιδευτικό Υλικό για την Σχολική Ασφάλεια


    Το SmArT Lab προτείνει ένα αξιόλογο εκπαιδευτικό υλικό για την υγιεινή και την ασφάλεια στο Σχολείο σε όλους τους Καθηγητές Φυσικής Αγωγής αλλά και σε όσους ακόμη συναδέρφους υλοποιούν προγράμματα άσκησης σε παιδιά και εφήβους. Η πρόσβαση στο υλικό είναι ελεύθερη προς χρήση από κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο.

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  • A 10-Month Neuromuscular Interval Training Improves Body Composition and Energy Balace in Women with Obesity

    A 10-Month Neuromuscular Interval Training Improves Body Composition and Energy Balace in Women with Obesity

    A 10-Month Neuromuscular Interval Training Improves Body Composition and Energy Balace in Women with Obesity


     

  • Professor Joan Duda and Panayiotis Giannakis are awarded the honorary doctoral degree of the University of Thessaly

    Professor Joan Duda and Panayiotis Giannakis are awarded the honorary doctoral degree of the University of Thessaly

    Professor Joan Duda and Panayiotis Giannakis are awarded the honorary doctoral degree of the University of Thessaly


    Because Joan Duda and Panagiatos Yannakis contributed to the achievement of one of the most important goals of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, which is to attract and motivate young people in sport and to promote their health and well-being through sport, they are awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of the University of Thessaly. The awarding ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the new auditorium of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science in Karyes, Trikala, and will be broadcasted online

  • Congrats Alexis!!!

    Congrats Alexis!!!

    Congrats Alexis!!!


    O Αλέξης Μπατρακούλης υποψήφιος διδάκτορας του SmArT Lab ανακηρύχθηκε ως ο καλύτερος Personal Trainer στον Κόσμο για το 2018 και πιο καινοτόμος γυμναστής στον χώρο του Fitness Παγκοσμίως το 2019. Συγχαρητήρια Αλέξη μας έκανες υπερήφανους

     

  • From cell, to gym and field

    From cell, to gym and field

    From cell, to gym and field


    Από το Κύτταρο στο Γυμναστήριο και στο Γήπεδο

  • HIIT the gym: Study shows neuromuscular training is effective for fat loss

    HIIT the gym: Study shows neuromuscular training is effective for fat loss

    HIIT the gym: Study shows neuromuscular training is effective for fat loss


     

  • New Publication of SmArT Lab on Protein Supplement

    New Publication of SmArT Lab on Protein Supplement

    New Publication of SmArT Lab on Protein Supplement


     

  • The Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Army visited our Department

    The Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Army visited our Department

    The Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Army visited our Department


    The Chief of staff of the Hellenic Army, Lieutenant General Stefanis, visited the facilities of our Department on July 26th. Our Dean and staff welcomed him and gave him a grand tour of our teaching and research facilities.Our Dean, Prof. Yannis Koutedakis and Lieutenant General Stefanis had the chance to discuss potential future collaboration between the Hellenic Army and our Department mainly through our novel Master’s Program on Military Fitness (the only one worldwide). As far as we know, this was the first visit of such a highly ranked officer of the Hellenic Army in a Hellenic University and this was a great honor for us. Lieutenant General Stefanis was very excited about his visit. He had an excellent impression of our School and promised to visit us again in the near future.

  • International conference on children’s bone health in Wurzburg, Germany, June 10-13, 2017

    International conference on children’s bone health in Wurzburg, Germany, June 10-13, 2017

    International conference on children’s bone health in Wurzburg, Germany, June 10-13, 2017


    Antonis Kambas and Thodoros Stamboulis, research partners of the SmArT Lab presented part of our collaborative work on the effects interaction of physical activity and nutrition in pre-adolescents in the 8th International conference on children's bone health in Wurzburg. 
    Research Partners from the University of Exeter, Dimitris Vlachopoulos and Luis Gracia were also there.

     

     

  • Alekos Karipidis. A true friend just recently passed away

    Alekos Karipidis. A true friend just recently passed away

    Alekos Karipidis. A true friend just recently passed away


    You have been a great source of inspiration and courage for your family, friends, colleagues and students. Deep in our hearts we will always keep your image, your words and your spirit. It was our privilege to be around you all this time. This first edition of our website is dedicated to Alekos Karipidis, a guy with genuine and kind heart who just recently passed away. Alekos was a very close colleague and friend to us all. He will always be there for us, in a classroom, on a basketball court and on the streets of Komotini. Farewell Aleko, you will always be remembered for the love that you gave to your family, friends, colleagues, exercise science and off course basketball. A true friend.

     

  • International Symposium of Basketball Science, 19-20 of May 2017, Euroleague Final 4

    International Symposium of Basketball Science, 19-20 of May 2017, Euroleague Final 4

    International Symposium of Basketball Science, 19-20 of May 2017, Euroleague Final 4


    A close associate of SmArT Lab, Kostas Chatzichristos, was an invited speaker in the conference of Basketball Science organized by Euroleague during the 2017 Final 4 tournament. More info at http://performance-22.com Great job Kostas. We are proud of you. 

     

  • American College of Sports Medicine Annual meeting in Denver, Colorado USA in May 31–June 2, 2017

    American College of Sports Medicine Annual meeting in Denver, Colorado USA in May 31–June 2, 2017

    American College of Sports Medicine Annual meeting in Denver, Colorado USA in May 31–June 2, 2017


    Thanasis Jamurtas presented our work on sclerostin responses to sports training in preadolescent boys and Alexis Batrakoulis presented his paper on the effects of hybrid training in weight management of overweight/obese women.

  • The SmArT Lab in the World Conference on Science and Soccer in Rennes, France in May 31–June 2, 2017

    The SmArT Lab in the World Conference on Science and Soccer in Rennes, France in May 31–June 2, 2017

    The SmArT Lab in the World Conference on Science and Soccer in Rennes, France in May 31–June 2, 2017


    Yannis Fatouros and Thanasis Poulios presented their work on protein supplementation and football recovery

     

  • Research Meetings – Part3 – SPESS, Trikala, May 16, 2017, 13.15-16.30, Classroom 1

    Research Meetings – Part3 – SPESS, Trikala, May 16, 2017, 13.15-16.30, Classroom 1

    Research Meetings – Part3 – SPESS, Trikala, May 16, 2017, 13.15-16.30, Classroom 1


    Yannis Fatouros and Thanasis Jamurtas present SmArT Lab and the new hybrid training protocol of our lab against obesity.

     

  • International Workshop for Fitness Professionals: Exercise for overweight & obesity:Bridging Theory and Practice

    International Workshop for Fitness Professionals: Exercise for overweight & obesity:Bridging Theory and Practice

    International Workshop for Fitness Professionals: Exercise for overweight & obesity:Bridging Theory and Practice

    Our Master’s student and close associate, Alexis Batrakoulis, was an invited speaker of Fitness world tour. The workshop takes place in San Francisco, USA on June 4th 2017. More info at https://www.fitproworkshops.com/ . Nicely done Alexis, we are proud of you.

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