Dr Gaspar Epro


NameDr Gaspar Epro
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Organisational UnitHuman Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7241-1533

Research outputs

Improving Trip- and Slip-Resisting Skills in Older People: Perturbation Dose Matters

Karamanidis, K, Epro, G, McCrum, C and König, M. (2020). Improving Trip- and Slip-Resisting Skills in Older People: Perturbation Dose Matters. Exercise and sport sciences reviews. 48 (1), pp. 40-47. https://doi.org/10.1249/JES.0000000000000210

Retention and generalizability of balance recovery response adaptations from trip-perturbations across the adult lifespan

König, M., Epro, G., Seeley, J., Potthast, W. and Karamanidis, K. (2019). Retention and generalizability of balance recovery response adaptations from trip-perturbations across the adult lifespan. Journal of Neurophysiology. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00380.2019

Simplified Triceps Surae Muscle Volume Assessment in Older Adults

Karamanidis, K., Epro, G., Konig, M., Mersmann, F. and Arampatzis, A. (2019). Simplified Triceps Surae Muscle Volume Assessment in Older Adults. Frontiers in physiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01299

Evidence of a Uniform Muscle-Tendon Unit Adaptation in Healthy Elite Track and Field Jumpers: A Cross Sectional Investigation.

Epro, G, Hunter, S, König, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2019). Evidence of a Uniform Muscle-Tendon Unit Adaptation in Healthy Elite Track and Field Jumpers: A Cross Sectional Investigation. Frontiers in physiology. 10, p. 574. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00574

Positive Work Contribution Shifts from Distal to Proximal Joints during a Prolonged Run

Sanno, M, Willwacher, S, Epro, G and Brüggemann, G-P (2018). Positive Work Contribution Shifts from Distal to Proximal Joints during a Prolonged Run. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50 (12), pp. 2507-2517. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001707

The Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in older adults: adaptations following 14 weeks versus 1.5 years of cyclic strain exercise.

Epro, G, Mierau, A, Doerner, J, Luetkens, J, Scheef, L, Kukuk, G, Boecker, H, Maganaris, C, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2017). The Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in older adults: adaptations following 14 weeks versus 1.5 years of cyclic strain exercise. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220 (Pt 6), pp. 1008-1018. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.146407

Age-related differences in drop jump performance are eliminated when triceps surae mechanical properties are matched

Koenig, M, Hemmers, S, McCrum, C, Epro, G, Ackermans, TMA, Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K (2016). Age-related differences in drop jump performance are eliminated when triceps surae mechanical properties are matched. Dutch Society for Movement Sciences (VvBN) PhD Day 2016. Maastricht 09 - 09 Nov 2016

Aging and the effects of a half marathon on Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship.

Ackermans, TMA, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Oberländer, KD, Suhr, F, Drost, MR, Meijer, K and Karamanidis, K (2016). Aging and the effects of a half marathon on Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 116 (11-12), pp. 2281-2292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3482-z

Visual and proprioceptive contributions to postural control of upright stance in unilateral vestibulopathy.

Eysel-Gosepath, K, McCrum, C, Epro, G, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2016). Visual and proprioceptive contributions to postural control of upright stance in unilateral vestibulopathy. Somatosensory and Motor Research. 33 (2), pp. 72-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/08990220.2016.1178635

Deficient recovery response and adaptive feedback potential in dynamic gait stability in unilateral peripheral vestibular disorder patients.

McCrum, C, Eysel-Gosepath, K, Epro, G, Meijer, K, Savelberg, HHCM, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2014). Deficient recovery response and adaptive feedback potential in dynamic gait stability in unilateral peripheral vestibular disorder patients. Physiological Reports. 2 (12), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.12222

Alterations in Leg Extensor Muscle-Tendon Unit Biomechanical Properties With Ageing and Mechanical Loading.

McCrum, C, Leow, P, Epro, G, König, M, Meijer, K and Karamanidis, K (2018). Alterations in Leg Extensor Muscle-Tendon Unit Biomechanical Properties With Ageing and Mechanical Loading. Frontiers in physiology. 9, p. 150. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00150

Effects of triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness on the reactive dynamic stability and adaptability of older female adults during perturbed walking.

Epro, G, McCrum, C, Mierau, A, Leyendecker, M, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2018). Effects of triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness on the reactive dynamic stability and adaptability of older female adults during perturbed walking. Journal of Applied Physiology. 124 (6), pp. 1541-1549. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00545.2017

Retention of gait stability improvements over 1.5 years in older adults: effects of perturbation exposure and triceps surae neuromuscular exercise.

Epro, G, Mierau, A, McCrum, C, Leyendecker, M, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2018). Retention of gait stability improvements over 1.5 years in older adults: effects of perturbation exposure and triceps surae neuromuscular exercise. Journal of Neurophysiology. 119 (6), pp. 2229-2240. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00513.2017

The role of muscle strength on tendon adaptability in old age

Holzer, D, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Doerner, J, Luetkens, JA, Scheef, L, Kukuk, GM, Boecker, H, Mierau, A, Brüggemann, G-P, Maganaris, CN and Karamanidis, K (2018). The role of muscle strength on tendon adaptability in old age. European Journal of Applied Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-3947-3

Matching Participants for Triceps Surae Muscle Strength and Tendon Stiffness Does Not Eliminate Age-Related Differences in Mechanical Power Output During Jumping

Koenig, M, Hemmers, S, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Ackermans, TMA, Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K (2018). Matching Participants for Triceps Surae Muscle Strength and Tendon Stiffness Does Not Eliminate Age-Related Differences in Mechanical Power Output During Jumping. Frontiers in physiology. 9, p. 1345. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01345

Retention of improvement in gait stability over 14 weeks due to trip-perturbation training is dependent on perturbation dose

König, M, Epro, G, Seeley, J, Catalá-Lehnen, P, Potthast, W and Karamanidis, K (2018). Retention of improvement in gait stability over 14 weeks due to trip-perturbation training is dependent on perturbation dose. Journal of Biomechanics. 84, pp. 243-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.12.011

Effect of long-term exercise-induced changes of the triceps surae muscle-tendon unit properties on maximal walking velocity in the elderly

Epro, G, Mierau, A, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2017). Effect of long-term exercise-induced changes of the triceps surae muscle-tendon unit properties on maximal walking velocity in the elderly. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomechanik (DGfB). Hannover, Germany 29 - 31 Mar 2017

Muscle and tendon adaptation in young and older adult athletes: A combined longitudinal and cross sectional investigation

Koenig, M, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Ackermans, TMA, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2017). Muscle and tendon adaptation in young and older adult athletes: A combined longitudinal and cross sectional investigation. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomechanik. Hannover 29 - 31 Mar 2017

Simplified triceps surae muscle volume assessment in the elderly

Epro, G, Koenig, M, Mersmann, F, Arampatzis, A and Karamanidis, K (2017). Simplified triceps surae muscle volume assessment in the elderly. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomechanik (DGfB). Hannover, Germany 29 - 31 Mar 2017

Associations Between Bipedal Stance Stability and Locomotor Stability Following a Trip in Unilateral Vestibulopathy

McCrum, C, Eysel-Gosepath, K, Epro, G, Meijer, K, Savelberg, HHCM, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2017). Associations Between Bipedal Stance Stability and Locomotor Stability Following a Trip in Unilateral Vestibulopathy. Journal of applied biomechanics. 33 (2), pp. 112-117. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.2016-0004

Age-related differences in drop-jump performance are eliminated by matching triceps surae muscle strength and Achilles tendon stiffness.

Koenig, M, Hemmers, S, McCrum, C, Epro, G, Ackermans, TMA, Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K (2017). Age-related differences in drop-jump performance are eliminated by matching triceps surae muscle strength and Achilles tendon stiffness. 2017 BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting, Portsmouth. Portsmouth 19 - 19 Apr 2017

The effect of habitual athletics training on muscle and tendon adaptation in young and older elite athletes.

Koenig, M, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Bädorf, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2017). The effect of habitual athletics training on muscle and tendon adaptation in young and older elite athletes. 2017 BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting, Portsmouth. Portsmouth 19 - 19 Apr 2017

Effect Of Triceps Surae Muscle-Tendon Unit Mechanical Properties On Gait Stability And Adaptability In Older Female Adults

Epro, G, McCrum, C, Mierau, A, Leyendecker, M, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2017). Effect Of Triceps Surae Muscle-Tendon Unit Mechanical Properties On Gait Stability And Adaptability In Older Female Adults. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting 2017. Portsmouth, UK 19 - 19 Apr 2017

Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in old adults: a 1.5 year resistance training intervention

Epro, G, Mierau, A, Doerner, J, Luetkens, J, Scheef, L, Kukuk, G, Boecker, H, Maganaris, C and Karamanidis, K (2017). Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in old adults: a 1.5 year resistance training intervention. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting 2017. Portsmouth, UK 19 - 19 May 2017

Matching triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness eliminates age-related differences in drop-jump performance

Koenig, M, Hemmers, S, McCrum, C, Epro, G, Ackermans, TMA, Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K (2017). Matching triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness eliminates age-related differences in drop-jump performance. 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. Cologne 14 - 18 Jun 2017

Muscle-tendon adaptation monitoring in elite athletes: Preliminary results from a longitudinal investigation

Epro, G, Koenig, M, McCrum, C, Baedorf, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2017). Muscle-tendon adaptation monitoring in elite athletes: Preliminary results from a longitudinal investigation. 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport. Cologne, Germany 14 - 18 Jun 2017

Loading rate and contraction type effects on the human Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship

McCrum, C, Oberländer, KD, Epro, G, Krauss, P, Reeves, N and Karamanidis, K (2017). Loading rate and contraction type effects on the human Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship. 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Essen, Germany 05 - 08 Jul 2017

Monitoring muscle-tendon adaptation in elite athletes: Preliminary data from a 1-year longitudinal investigation

Koenig, M, Epro, G, McCrum, C, Bädorf, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2017). Monitoring muscle-tendon adaptation in elite athletes: Preliminary data from a 1-year longitudinal investigation. 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Essen 05 - 08 Jul 2017

Achilles tendon mechanosensitivity is preserved in old age: In vivo evidence from a 1.5 years long resistance training intervention

Epro, G, Mierau, A, Doerner, J, Luetkens, J, Scheef, L, Kukuk, G, Boecker, H, Maganaris, C, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2017). Achilles tendon mechanosensitivity is preserved in old age: In vivo evidence from a 1.5 years long resistance training intervention. 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Essen, Germany 05 - 08 Jul 2017

Loading rate and contraction duration effects on in vivo human Achilles tendon mechanical properties.

McCrum, C, Oberländer, KD, Epro, G, Krauss, P, James, DC, Reeves, N and Karamanidis, K (2017). Loading rate and contraction duration effects on in vivo human Achilles tendon mechanical properties. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 38 (3), pp. 517-523. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpf.12472

Locomotor stability and adaptation during perturbed walking across the adult female lifespan.

McCrum, C, Epro, G, Meijer, K, Zijlstra, W, Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K (2016). Locomotor stability and adaptation during perturbed walking across the adult female lifespan. Journal of Biomechanics. 49 (7), pp. 1244-1247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.02.051

Matching participants for triceps surae mechanical properties eliminates age-related differences in drop jump performance

Koenig, M, Hemmers, S, McCrum, C, Epro, G, Ackermans, TMA, Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K (2016). Matching participants for triceps surae mechanical properties eliminates age-related differences in drop jump performance. 11th Joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training of the German Society of Sports Sciences. Darmstadt, Germany 28 - 30 Sep 2016

Effect of exercise-induced enhancement of the leg-extensor muscle-tendon unit capacities on ambulatory mechanics and knee osteoarthritis markers in the elderly.

Karamanidis, K, Oberländer, KD, Niehoff, A, Epro, G and Brüggemann, G-P (2014). Effect of exercise-induced enhancement of the leg-extensor muscle-tendon unit capacities on ambulatory mechanics and knee osteoarthritis markers in the elderly. PLoS ONE. 9 (6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099330
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