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Polyxeni Argeitaki

Scientific discipline: 

-Didactics and Theory of Training in Track and Field Running Events
-Theory of Athletic Training
-Special Issues in Fighting and Dynamic Sports

Research interests
-Athletics in infancy and childhood
-Scientific analysis of the factors that contribute to improving the efficiency of the Athletics Events
-Long-term studies of the health status of long distance runners and correlation with other categories of athletes

-Physical Education Degree, EASA Athens 1979 (Parity: TEFAA)
-PhD in Physical Education: Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences (TEFAA), University of Athens, 2002

Indicative Publications


  1.  Zafeiropoulos Konstantinos, Athanasia Smirniotou,  Polyxeni Argeitaki , Paradisis Georgios, Zacharogiannis Elias, Tsolakis Charilaos (2014).‘Acute effects of loading using a weighted vest on running performance’. Biology of Exercise Vol 10.1 2014 p. 53-65
  2. Pilianidis Th., Mantzouranis N., Smirniotou A., Proios M., Berberidou F., Argeitaki P. (2013).‘The world records in jumping events: progress evaluation and the effect of biorhythms in their prediction.’  PhysicalTrainingMar 2013, 1-10.
  3. G. Paradisis, E. Zacharogiannis, P. Argeitaki, A. Smirniotou (2013). ‘Validity of 20mmst for Predicting VO2 Max’. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2013, Vol 45 (5) p. 574
  4. Klimentini Martinopoulou, Polyxeni Argeitaki, Georgios Paradisis, Christos Katsikas, Athanasia Smirniotou (2011).‘The effects of resisted training using parachute on sprint performance’. Biology of Exercise Vol 1.7 2011 p. 7-23
  5. Ioannis Kesoglou, Georgios Tsigganos, Polyxeni Argeitaki, Athanasia. Smirniotou (2009). ‘The impact of high velocity/low load resistant training on variables that relate to soccer performance’  Biology of Exercise Vol 5.2 2009 p. 29-40.
  6. Christos Katsikas, Polyxeni Argeitaki, Athanasia. Smirniotou (2009). ‘Performance strategies of Greek track and field athletes: Gender and level differences’. Biology of Exercise Vol 5.1 2009 p. 29-38
  7. Argeitaki P, Katsikas C., Chondros K., Diafas V., Dessypris A. (2009). ‘Comparison of enzymes changes in long-distance track athletes, football players, cyclists and sprinters’  Sports and Science 1/2009 p. 120
  8. A. Smirniotou, C. Katsikas, G. Paradisis, P. Argeitaki, E. Zacharogiannis, S. Tziortzis (2008). ‘Strength - power parameters as predictors of sprinting performance’. J. SportsMedicinePhys. Fitn. 2008 Vol 48 N.04 p. 447