Prof. Dr. Borja Muniz
University Zaragoza, Professor for Exercise Physiology
Dr Borja Muniz-Pardos is a senior research fellow based at the FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine, www.fims.org) Collaborating Centre of Sports Medicine (FIMS CCSM) at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and conducted in partnership with the original sub2 marathon project (www.sub2hrs.com). Borja completed his doctorate studies in 2019 with the highest-level award as part of the GENUD (Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development) research group at the University of Zaragoza. His research to date has focused on the holistic underpinning of human performance with particular focus on sports integrity and the investigation of ergogenic aids such as next generation sports drinks, brain stimulation, altitude training, doping with erythropoietin, blood-flow restriction training and the application of wearable technology in health and elite sport. His current research priority is to elucidate the physiological and metabolic responses of blood-flow restriction training (the KAATSU paradigm) and its effectiveness as a training and rehabilitation (and prehabilitation) modality in both health and disease. Borja’s most recent research is being conducted in partnership with the World Olympians Association (WOA, https://olympians.org) and funded by kaatsu-global (www.kaatsu.com).