José María González Ravé

Program Leader of Master Degree in Sport Sciences Research at University of Castilla-La Mancha.

José María González Ravé was born in Córdoba, Spain (1971). In 2001, finished his PhD in Sport Sciences at the University of Granada, (Spain). Currently holds a position of Full Professor (Catedrático de Universidad) at the University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM), for teaching and researching in Theory and Methodology of Sport Training (Degree) and Advances in Sport Training Research, course of master of sport sciences and doctoral courses. 11 Ph.D. Thesis supervised, 5 in process. Three research periods evaluated positively by ANEP-ANECA. Three teaching periods evaluated positively by UCLM. I have published 62 impact factor articles indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), 14 of them in Q1. Overall, I have published more than 115 articles and 5 books, the last one published in 2014 ( Libros/Libro/5066/Entrenamiento-Deportivo.html. He is the director from the Laboratory of Sport Training since 2009, ( instalaciones.asp), that monitoring the sport performance of the best National and International athletes funded by the regional government of Castilla la Mancha. In the Laboratory, he heads the Sport Performance research group ( grupos.aspx?gr=158&inf=oft) and he is the secretary of Centre of Olympic Studies (COS) located in Castilla la Mancha, a national Olympic-research Centre that covers all Castilla la Mancha territory. Currently, he is program leader of Master degree in Sport Sciences Research. His research activity is mainly focused on Strength and Conditioning, having produced several publications in peer-review journals (http:// and textbooks (seven books printed in differents spanish editorials), and main researcher by national and regional granted projects. These outcomes were achieved in collaboration with reference international researchers (e.g. David B Pyne, David Poole, Robert U Newton, J.P. Vilas Boas and others). He is Director of Swimming and Aquatic Activities Postgraduate Course carried out by spanish swimming royal federation (RFEN) and UCLM, he was Vicedean of Faculty of Sport Sciences (2012-2016), Secretary from Academic Affairs at the faculty of Sport Sciences (2016-2018), also Coordinator of the degree in Sports Sciences (2012-2016). Currently he is Program Leader of MSc of Physical Activity and Sport and Secretary of Castilla la Mancha Olympic Studies Center.

Publications in the last 5 years related to swimming and training

1: Hermosilla F, González-Rave JM, Del Castillo JA, Pyne DB. Periodization and Programming for Individual 400 m Medley Swimmers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 15;18(12):6474. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18126474. PMID: 34203853; PMCID: PMC8296310.

2: Rodríguez L, Veiga S, García I, González-Ravé JM. Stroking Rates of Open Water Swimmers during the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 25;18(13):6850. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18136850. PMID: 34202341; PMCID: PMC8296886.

3: Stone MH, Hornsby WG, Haff GG, Fry AC, Suarez DG, Liu J, Gonzalez-Rave JM, Pierce KC. Periodization and Block Periodization in Sports: Emphasis on Strength-Power Training-A Provocative and Challenging Narrative. J Strength Cond Res. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34132223.

4: Hermosilla F, Yustres I, Psycharakis S, Santos Del Cerro J, González-Mohíno F, González-Rave JM. Which variables may affect underwater glide performance after a swimming start? Eur J Sport Sci. 2021 Jul 16:1-8. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2021.1944322. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34129428.

5: González-Ravé JM, Hermosilla F, González-Mohíno F, Casado A, Pyne DB. Training Intensity Distribution, Training Volume, and Periodization Models in Elite Swimmers: A Systematic Review. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2021 May 5;16(7):913-926. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2020-0906. PMID: 33952709.

6: Veiga S, Del Cerro JS, Rodriguez L, Trinidad A, González-Ravé JM. How Mixed Relay Teams in Swimming Should Be Organized for International Championship Success. Front Psychol. 2021 Feb 24;12:573285. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.573285. PMID: 33716847; PMCID: PMC7943605.

7: Psycharakis SG, Soultanakis H, González Ravé JM, Paradisis GP. Force production during maximal front crawl tethered swimming: exploring bilateral asymmetries and differences between breathing and non-breathing conditions. Sports Biomech. 2021 Mar 3:1-15. doi: 10.1080/14763141.2021.1891277. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33655809.

8: Yustres I, Del Cerro JS, Psycharakis S, González-Mohíno F, González-Ravé JM. Swimming World Championships: Association between Success at the Junior and Senior Level for British Swimmers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jan 30;18(3):1237. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18031237. PMID: 33573125; PMCID: PMC7908464.

9: Rodrigo-Carranza V, González-Mohíno F, Turner AP, Rodriguez-Barbero S, González-Ravé JM. Using a Portable Near-infrared Spectroscopy Device to Estimate The Second Ventilatory Threshold. Int J Sports Med. 2021 Feb 1. doi: 10.1055/a-1343-2127. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33525000.

10: Hermosilla F, Corral-Gómez L, González-Ravé JM, Juárez Santos-García D, Rodríguez-Rosa D, Juárez-Pérez S, Castillo-Garcia FJ. SwimOne. New Device for Determining Instantaneous Power and Propulsive Forces in Swimming. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Dec 14;20(24):7169. doi: 10.3390/s20247169. PMID: 33327553; PMCID: PMC7765058.

11: González-Ravé JM, Turner AP, Phillips SM. Adaptations to Swimming Training in Athletes with Down’s Syndrome. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 8;17(24):9175. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17249175. PMID: 33302533; PMCID: PMC7764184.

12: Hermosilla Perona F, Machado L, Sousa F, Vilas-Boas JP, González Ravé JM. Differences in force production and EMG activity on underwater and dry land conditions in swimmers and non-swimmers. Sports Biomech. 2020 Nov 11:1-14. doi: 10.1080/14763141.2020.1814401. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33176586.

13: Galán-Rioja MÁ, González-Mohíno F, Poole DC, González-Ravé JM. Relative Proximity of Critical Power and Metabolic/Ventilatory Thresholds: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med. 2020 Oct;50(10):1771-1783. doi: 10.1007/s40279-020-01314-8. PMID: 32613479.

14: Yustres I, Del Cerro JS, González-Mohíno F, Peyrebrune M, González-Ravé JM. Analysis of World Championship Swimmers Using a Performance Progression Model. Front Psychol. 2020 Jan 22;10:3078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.03078. PMID: 32038422; PMCID: PMC6987471.

15: de Asís Fernández F, González-Mohino F, González-Ravé JM. Assessment of sensory sensitivity through critical flicker fusion frequency thresholds after a maximum voluntary apnoea. Diving Hyperb Med. 2019 Sep 30;49(3):186-191. doi: 10.28920/dhm49.3.186-191. PMID: 31523793; PMCID: PMC6881200.

16: Yustres I, Santos Del Cerro J, González-Mohíno F, Peyrebrune M, González- Ravé JM. Comparing the Pathway to Success in European Countries Competing in the Swimming World Championships. Front Psychol. 2019 Jun 26;10:1437. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01437. PMID: 31297075; PMCID: PMC6607921.

17: Yustres I, Santos Del Cerro J, Martín R, González-Mohíno F, Logan O, González-Ravé JM. Influence of early specialization in world-ranked swimmers and general patterns to success. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 20;14(6):e0218601. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218601. PMID: 31220159; PMCID: PMC6586317.

18: González Ravé JM, Legaz-Arrese A, González-Mohíno F, Yustres I, Barragán R, Fernández FA, Juárez D, Arroyo-Toledo JJ. The Effects of Two Different Resisted Swim Training Load Protocols on Swimming Strength and Performance. J Hum Kinet. 2018 Oct 15;64:195-204. doi: 10.1515/hukin-2017-0194. PMID: 30429911; PMCID: PMC6231333.

19: Fernandez FA, Martin-Martin R, García-Camacha I, Juarez D, Fidel P, González-Ravé JM. Medium term effects of physical conditioning on breath-hold diving performance. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2019 Jan;259:70-74. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2018.07.013. Epub 2018 Aug 3. PMID: 30081211.

20: Yustres I, Martín R, Fernández L, González-Ravé JM. Swimming championship finalist positions on success in international swimming competitions. PLoS One. 2017 Nov 6;12(11):e0187462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187462. PMID: 29108018; PMCID: PMC5673220.