Vincent Martin, PhD seminar

Séminaire: Vincent Martin, PhD


Salle de cours, IRMIS

Vincent Martin, PhD, MCF-HDR, IUF Junior Fellow, Head of the AME2P Lab (EA 3533), Clermont Auvergne University, Clermont-Ferrand. Vincent Martin holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Sports Science (Clermont Auvergne University, Clermont-Ferrand, France). He is the director of the AME2P lab at the Faculty of Sports Science of Clermont-Ferrand and junior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (2018-2023). He has an MSc and PhD in Sports Science (Exercise Physiology specialization) from the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France). He has worked as a research assistant at the University of Aix-Marseille (France), as a post-doctoral researcher at the Neuromuscular Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), and as an assistant professor at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne (France)

Title: Neuromuscular consequences of obesity. 

Summary : Although the cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of obesity have been studied extensively over the last two decades, less attention has been paid to investigating the impact of obesity on in vivo human skeletal muscle function. This is surprising in light of the fact that obese people have considerable functional limitations and an increased prevalence of health problems, which are due, at least in part, to insufficient levels of skeletal muscle strength and power in relation with their excessive body mass (i.e., overall inadequate skeletal muscle function).Besides, the ability to repeat muscular contractions, i.e. neuromuscular fatigability, is also an important feature of in vivo human skeletal muscle function.  The aim of this presentation will be to sum up our current knowledge on the impact of obesity on muscle strength/power and neuromuscular fatigability.