I am a physical educator (PE) and a physical therapist (PT). My current position is Associate Researcher & Lecturer at the National University of Costa Rica. I did my doctorate at the University of Extremadura. I am a very passionate, but amateur, long-distance triathlete.
What is your main area of research / clinical expertise?
My research topics are:
1) Load, Fatigue and recovery assessment in Sports and exercise medicine (use of wearable devices to monitor load and rehabilitation)
2) Physiological effects of Exercises under high physiological stress
3) Long term health issues related to endurance sports (mainly renal and neuromuscular health) (master and doctoral thesis topics).
What is your motivation to be a member of the BOSEM team?
Definitely being part of the editorial team has allowed me to refresh ideas related to my topics of interest and expand my knowledge in the area by being in contact with recent evidence. Definitely, BOSEM is a journal that publishes quality scientific evidence and that will soon be at the forefront among sport and exercise medicine journals.
What is a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
Definitely, the fact that at a young age I was already part of the academic team of a university and that I have had the ability to publish in magazines of great renown and international exposure. The above result of the effort of years of study and dedication every day is something of which I am proud.
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
Definitely, my parents gave me the best example of love for work, empathy for others and an ethical and responsible professional practice. I couldn’t have a better environment to develop professionally than with their support.
What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Relaxing in natural settings, near the beach, rivers and mountains of Costa Rica, a workout and good food and beer.