Institute of Sport Sciences (ISSUL) - UNIL
With an integrated approach (molecular to systemic physiology towards performance), we investigate the ergogenic and therapeutic uses of hypoxia in various groups, from elite athletes to obese patients. We question the health benefits vs risks of intermittent hypoxia and combination of hypobaric and normobaric hypoxia with special focus on methods for team sports (RSH, repeated sprints in hypoxia) and patients (obese, hypertensive, ...).
We work also on the clinical optimization of interval- and intermittent training, based on the transient on- and off- regulation in VO2 or heart rate variability.
Finally, we study the mechanical-physiological coupling outcomes (e.g. fatigue, efficiency, economy) in various sport locomotion (swimming, running, …).
- Blood flow
- Altitude training
- VO2 kinetics
- HR variability