Mykolas Kavaliauskas

Mykolas Kavaliauskas

Dr Mykolas Kavaliauskas

University Tutor

Biography

I am currently a University Tutor teaching across the sport and exercise science programmes. Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2015, I completed the MSc Studentship at the University of Worcester and was a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Abertay University. Professionally, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (physiology support). As a practitioner, I have coached and supported athletes from a variety of sports and levels.
Whilst teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students is my primary role and passion, I am also an active researcher. I have several research interests including:
• Optimisation of interval training for sports performance & health
• Sports performance enhancement, testing & monitoring
• Strength and conditioning
• Women’s representation and experiences in strength and conditioning coaching

In 2022, I completed a PhD by Published Works entitled: 'All-out sprinting: reliability and sensitivity of testing, and the effects of work-to-rest ratio and exercise modality'.

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology Support)
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

Reviewing

  • Sports Medicine
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology
  • Sports
  • Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

 

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Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Journal Article
Lord, R., & Kavaliauskas, M. (2022)
Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching. Strength and Conditioning Journal, https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000726
Women are underrepresented in strength and conditioning (S&C) coaching, arguably more so than women in sport coaching. They account for approximately 6-16% of strength and con...

Relationship Between Internal and External Training Load in Field Hockey

Journal Article
Tuft, K., & Kavaliauskas, M. (2021)
Relationship Between Internal and External Training Load in Field Hockey. International Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.24
Training load monitoring in team sports is important in order to plan and evaluate training strategies and ensure optimal performance. Integration of internal and external tra...

The Impact of Sprint Interval Training Frequency on Blood Glucose Control and Physical Function of Older Adults

Journal Article
Adamson, S., Kavaliauskas, M., Lorimer, R., & Babraj, J. (2020)
The Impact of Sprint Interval Training Frequency on Blood Glucose Control and Physical Function of Older Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(2), 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020454
Exercise is a powerful tool for improving health in older adults, but the minimum frequency required is not known. This study sought to determine the effect of training freque...

Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training

Journal Article
Thom, G., Kavaliauskas, M., & Babraj, J. (2019)
Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training. European Journal of Sport Science, 20(4), 486-494. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635650
In adolescent soccer, 23% of the distance covers happens at speeds above onset of blood lactate accumulation which suggests that lactate kinetics may be important for soccer p...

Extremely short duration sprint interval training improves vascular health in older adults

Journal Article
Adamson, S., Kavaliauskas, M., Yamagishi, T., Phillips, S., Lorimer, R., & Babraj, J. (2019)
Extremely short duration sprint interval training improves vascular health in older adults. Sport Sciences for Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-018-0498-2
Exercise improves health and physical function in older people, but very few older people participate although the trend is for increasing participation. This study sought to ...

Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Jakeman, J., & Babraj, J. (2018)
Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training. Sports, 6(3), 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030072
This study sought to compare early physiological and performance adaptations between a two-week cycle sprint interval training (SIT) and uphill run sprint training (UST) progr...

Accuracy and precision of wearable inertia sensor during a free-weight back squat.

Presentation / Conference
Kavaliauskas, M., Morrison, A., & Potts, N. (2018, July)
Accuracy and precision of wearable inertia sensor during a free-weight back squat. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
INTRODUCTION: Previous research investigating the validity and reliability of the PUSH™ (PUSH Inc., Toronto, Canada) wearable inertia sensor during a back squat exercise has p...

Land Based Resistance Training and Youth Swimming Performance

Journal Article
Grant, M. C., & Kavaliauskas, M. (2017)
Land Based Resistance Training and Youth Swimming Performance. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 3(4), https://doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510064
Resistance training has been shown to have both performance-enhancing and injury-reducing benefits in youth athletes. The benefits are somewhat overlooked by many swimming coa...

Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P., & Babraj, J. A. (2016)
Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health, 13(1), 17-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x
Purpose The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females. Metho...

Reliability and sensitivity of the 6 and 30 second Wingate tests in physically active males and females

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., & Phillips, S. M. (2016)
Reliability and sensitivity of the 6 and 30 second Wingate tests in physically active males and females. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 24(3), 277-284. https://doi.org/10.3233/ies-160632
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of 6 and 30 second Wingate anaerobic tests (WAnT), performance reliability of these protocols over repeated trials in active males and femal...

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Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • The science of shinty: a needs analysis and training considerations