Mykolas Kavaliauskas

Mykolas Kavaliauskas

Mr Mykolas Kavaliauskas

University Tutor

Biography

I completed BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science and MSc in Sports Coaching Science degrees at the University of Worcester. During my time in Worcester I started teaching on various undergraduate modules as part of the MSc Studentship before moving to Abertay University to work as a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science. In 2015 I joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Teaching Associate in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences where I teach on a range of undergraduate modules including strength & conditioning, exercise training and sports coaching. More recently, I have become a University Tutor and continue to support undergraduate and postgraduate students.

With regards to professional qualifications, I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I am also a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (physiology support).

My main research interests are:
• High-intensity interval training and its optimisation for sports performance and health
• Testing and monitoring of sports performance
• Strength and conditioning

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

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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, 1-9. 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...

Effects of in-season uphill sprinting on physical characteristics in semi-professional soccer players

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Kilvington, R., & Babraj, J. (2017)
Effects of in-season uphill sprinting on physical characteristics in semi-professional soccer players. Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 57(3), 165-170. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06066-7
AIM: Soccer performance is determined by a number of physiological adaptations that can be altered by high intensity training. However, the effectiveness of using an uphill sp...

High-Intensity Cycling Training: The Effect of Work-to-Rest Intervals on Running Performance Measures

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Aspe, R. R., & Babraj, J. (2015)
High-Intensity Cycling Training: The Effect of Work-to-Rest Intervals on Running Performance Measures. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 29(8), 2229-2236. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000000868
The work-to-rest ratio during cycling-based high-intensity interval training (HIT) could be important in regulating physiological and performance adaptations. We sought to det...

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