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The primary goal of Sci-Sport.com is to provide readers with clear and objective information in the field of sport and exercise science. To this end, we read, analyze and interpret articles from scientific journals specializing in sports training, sports medicine and sports engineering (e.g., Journal of Biomechanics, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Sports Engineering, International Journal of Sports Medicine, etc.).

All articles, reviews, courses and definitions offered on this site are written by us. The information we publish is, we believe, objective and we only consider the scientific facts as we write them. Each publication posted on this site will be updated to allow a real update of knowledge.

The team

ANELIYA V. MANOLOVA, Eng, PhD

Engineer in robotics and electrotechnics, passionate about sports and technology, Aneliya came to France to do a PhD thesis in biomechanics and biomaterials during which she worked with the French BMX team. His main area of research is the analysis of human-machine interactions. The fields of application of her thesis in sport are many, ranging from tennis rackets to sports shoes and bicycle frames. With her skills in biomechanics, anatomy and movement analysis, she focuses her research on improving sports equipment. Since September 2011, in collaboration with Pierre Debraux, she created the site Sci-Sport.com to provide sports professionals, students and all enthusiasts with reliable and accurate information on science and sports engineering and exercise.

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Book

  • [French] - Les bandes élastiques – Approche scientifique de la performance, de la santé et bien-être. A.V. Manolova & P. Debraux. Eds. 4Trainer, 2018.

Translation

  • [French] - Becoming a Supple Leopard. K. Starrett & G. Cordoza. Eds. 4Trainer, 2017.
  • [French] - Athletic body in balance. G. Cook. Eds. 4Trainer, 2017.
  • [French] - L'entraînement de la vitesse, l'agilité et la vivacité. L.E. Brown & V.A. Ferrigno. Eds. 4Trainer, 2016.

Fields of interests

  • Mechanical strain and stress analysis
  • Human-Machine interface analysis
  • Sport equipment design
  • Human movement analysis
  • Bycicle frame designConception cadre de bicyclette
  • 3D Modelling

Publications & Conferences

  • Manolova AV, Bertucci W (2011) Measurements of strain in bicycle frame through different conditions of test.Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 14 (s1) : 57 - 59.
  • Debraux P, Grappe F, Manolova AV, Bertucci W (2011) Aerodynamic drag in cycling: methods of assessment. Sports Biomech 10 (3): 212 – 233.
  • Manolova AV, Crequy S, Lestriez P, Debraux P, Chiementin X, Bertucci W. Measurements of strain in bicycle frame through different conditions of test. Sports Biomech. [En cours de soumission]
  • Debraux P, Manolova A V, Bertucci W (2010) Déterminants musculaires de la performance lors d’exercices à intensité maximale : Application en BMX. 2ème Journée Gilles Cometti, La préparation physique : du laboratoire au terrain, 19-20 Nov. Dijon, France.
  • Manolova AV, Debraux P, Bertucci W. Strain in BMX frame through different tests. 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), 12 – 16 Juil. 2010, Vienne, Autriche.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V, Rogier S, Lodini A (2009) New method to estimate the cycling frontal area. Int J Sports Med 30: 266 – 272.
  • Bertucci W, Hourde C, Manolova AV (2007) Mechanical performance factors of the BMX acceleration phase in trained riders. Sci Sports 22 179-181.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V (2006) Reconstruction 3D et estimation de la surface frontale chez le nageur de papillon. 3ème Congrès du Réseau Français d’Ingénierie Sportive, Bidart, France.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V (2006) Casque BMX : Amélioration de l’aérodynamisme. 3ème Congrès du Réseau Français d’Ingénierie Sportive, Bidart, FRANCE.
  • Taiar R, Debraux P, Manolova A V, Toshev Y (2005) 3D Swimmer body modelling based on experimental video data. 10th National Congress on theoretical and applied mechanics, Varna, BULGARIA.

PIERRE DEBRAUX, MSc, PhD

Pierre holds a PhD in Motor Performance, Adaptations and Sports during which he worked with the French BMX team. Passionate about strength and speed sports, Pierre directed his research work on aerodynamics, muscular power generation and the study of the differences between laboratory tests and field tests. He is now a sports science consultant and works with different public conducting conferences or establishing scientific protocols to evaluate sports performance. Since September 2011, in collaboration with Aneliya V. Manolova, he created the site Sci-Sport.com to provide sports professionals, students and all enthusiasts with reliable and accurate information on science and engineering sport and exercise.

C.V. (Click to view / hide)

Book

  • [French] - Les bandes élastiques – Approche scientifique de la performance, de la santé et bien-être. A.V. Manolova & P. Debraux. Eds. 4Trainer, 2018.

Translation

  • [French] - Becoming a Supple Leopard. K. Starrett & G. Cordoza. Eds. 4Trainer, 2017.
  • [French] - Athletic body in balance. G. Cook. Eds. 4Trainer, 2017.
  • [French] - L'entraînement de la vitesse, l'agilité et la vivacité. L.E. Brown & V.A. Ferrigno. Eds. 4Trainer, 2016.

Fields of interests

  • Cycling : Aerodynamics, Power production and ergonomics
  • Muscle mechanics
  • Assessing muscular strength and power
  • Force-Velocity relationship
  • Movement analysis
  • 3D Modelling

Publications & Conferences

  • Debraux P, Grappe F, Manolova AV, Bertucci W (2011) Aerodynamic drag in cycling: methods of assessment. Sports Biomech 10 (3): 197 – 218.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W (2011) Muscular determinants of performance in BMX during exercises of maximal intensity. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 14 (s1) : 49 - 51.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W (2011) Determining factors of the sprint performance in high-level BMX riders. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 14 (s1) : 53 - 55.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V, Rogier S, Lodini A (2009) New method to estimate the cycling frontal area. Int J Sports Med 30: 266 – 272.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W. Determining Factors of the Sprint Performance in High Level BMX Riders. 36ème Congrès de la Société de Biomécanique, 31 Août – 2 Sept. 2011, Besançon, France.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W. Muscular Determinants of Performance in BMX During Exercises of Maximal Intensity. 36ème Congrès de la Société de Biomécanique, 31 Août – 2 Sept. 2011, Besançon, France.
  • Debraux P, Manolova A V, Bertucci W (2010) Déterminants musculaires de la performance lors d’exercices à intensité maximale : Application en BMX. 2ème Journée Gilles Cometti, La préparation physique : du laboratoire au terrain, 19-20 Nov. Dijon, France.
  • Manolova AV, Debraux P, Bertucci W. Strain in BMX frame through different tests. 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), 12 – 16 Juil. 2010, Vienne, Autriche.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W (2009) Résistances à l’avancement en cyclisme : Théorie et applications. Séminaire des Entraîneurs et des Cadres Techniques du Cyclisme, 13 – 14 Nov. Bourges, France.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W (2006) Validation d’une méthode de mesure de l’aire frontale projetée de cyclistes. Journée Nationale des Cadres Techniques de Cyclisme, 17 – 18 Nov. Chatenay Malabry, France.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V (2006) Reconstruction 3D et estimation de la surface frontale chez le nageur de papillon. 3ème Congrès du Réseau Français d’Ingénierie Sportive, Bidart, France.
  • Debraux P, Bertucci W, Manolova A V (2006) Casque BMX : Amélioration de l’aérodynamisme. 3ème Congrès du Réseau Français d’Ingénierie Sportive, Bidart, FRANCE.
  • Taiar R, Debraux P, Manolova A V, Toshev Y (2005) 3D Swimmer body modelling based on experimental video data. 10th National Congress on theoretical and applied mechanics, Varna, BULGARIA.
Aneliya V. Manolova et Pierre Debraux

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