Marcos Seijo

Dr Marcos Seijo BSc (Hons), MRes, QTS, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology.

Key details

Dr Marcos Seijo

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology.


Dr Seijo has been lecturing in Sports Science at the University of Greenwich since September 2014, where he also completed a postdoctoral research training from December 2013 to September 2014. His current teaching areas, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, are sports physiology, sports injuries, exercise prescription for pathologies and rehabilitation. Dr Seijo holds a degree in sports science, QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), a masters in research, and a PhD in sports physiology from the University of A Coruña. He has extensive experience in high performance sports as a former elite long-distance runner (13.45 in 5000m and 28.50 in 10,000m), and in his role as technical director of the Athletics Federation of Galicia, Spain. He continues to coach athletes across a range of competitive levels. Dr Seijo has been working in the area of health and sports medicine since 2004. He specialises in rehabilitation therapy and exercise prescription in adults with cardiac, metabolic and immunological conditions. He has designed and organised a number of sporting events in Spain, aimed at promoting health education, and reducing cardiovascular risk factors in three groups:

  • General population.
  • Disadvantaged communities.
  • Primary schools.

His research interest is exercise prescription for patients with cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, and his doctoral studies were focused on the cardiovascular risk profile and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in active people and amateur athletes. Dr Seijo is currently an Academic Consultant for the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID), Department of Health and Social Care, UK.GOV.

Posts held previously

2018 – Present
Visiting Lecturer
International University of Health, Exercise and Sports, Luxembourg.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Lecturer in health and exercise, with a particular focus on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

2004 – 2013
Functional Rehabilitation.
Private Consultant in Exercise Prescription
Duties & responsibilities:
- Rehabilitation therapy and exercise prescription in adults with cardiovascular, metabolic and immunological diseases.

2007 – 2011
Technical Director.
Galician Athletics Federation.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Development of technical rules and regulations, including calendar of athletics events.
- Design, organisation and coordination of innovative sports events, aimed at promoting health education in the general population, disadvantaged communities and primary schools.
- Coordination of the Strategic Plan for High Performance and Technification.
- Coordination of athletics programmes for school children in accordance with regional government strategy on education, health and sport.
- Development of talent detection programmes.

2007 – 2011
Director of Publications and Research Services
Galician Athletics Coaching School
Duties & responsibilities:
- Strategic planning for research.
- Proofread publications prior to publishing.
- Lecturer for the Galician Athletic Trainers' School.

2005 – 2007
Technical Coordinator.
Galician Athletics Federation
Duties & responsibilities:
- Design, organisation and coordination of innovative sports events, aimed at promoting health education in the general population, disadvantaged communities and primary schools.
- Coordination of athletics programmes for school children in accordance with regional government strategy on education, health and sport.
- Development of talent detection programmes.

2005 – 2006
University of A Coruña
Duties & responsibilities:
- Lecturer in the annual seminar 'Analysis and control of the parameters of internal and external loads in sport'

2004 – 2005
Sports management (fellowship)
University of A Coruña
Department of Sport

1998 – 2003
Professional athlete
Elite long-distance runner sponsored by Asics

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior lecturer for the Degree in Sports Science and the Master in Strength and Conditioning.
  • Course leader of the Modules:  
    • OBIO-1102, Introduction to Sports Science.
    • ANAT-1086, Sports and Exercise Physiology.
    • ANAT-1087, Exercise Testing and Training.
    • OBIO-1116, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal Tutorial and New Arrivals Lead for Sport Science.
  • Research project supervisor for Degree, Master, and PhD students.

Recognition

  • Academic Consultant for the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID), Department of Health and Social Care, UK.GOV. (Academic Honorary Contract)
  • Visiting Lecturer at the International University of Health, Exercise and Sports, Luxembourg
  • Reviewer for the European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Translator for Pedriatic Exercise Science. Human Kinetics Journal
  • Member of the European College of Sports Science
  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Sports medicine and exercise prescription for patients with cardiac and metabolic conditions.
  • Endurance exercise performance.

Recent publications

Article

Naclerio, Fernando , Moreno-Perez, Diego, Seijo Bujia, Marcos, Karsten, Bettina , Larrosa, Mar , García-Merino, Jose Angel L. , Thirkell, Jack , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko (2021), Effects of adding post-workout microcurrent in male cross country athletes. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, European Journal of Sport Science, 21 (12) . pp. 1708-1717 ISSN: 1746-1391 (Print), 1536-7290 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2020.1862305).

Puente-Fernández, Joel , Seijo Bujia, Marcos, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Jiménez, Alfonso , Liguori, Gary , Rossato, Claire , Mayo-Mauriz, Xian , Naclerio, Fernando (2020), Effects of multi-ingredient pre-workout supplementation across a 5-day resistance and endurance training microcycle in middle-aged adults. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Nutrients, 12: 3778 (12) 2072-6643 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123778) NB Item availability restricted.

Naclerio, Fernando , Seijo Bujia, Marcos, Earnest, Conrad P., Puente-Fernández, Joel , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko (2020), Ingesting a post-workout vegan-protein multi-ingredient expedites recovery after resistance training in trained young males. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of Dietary Supplements, 18 (6) . pp. 698-713 ISSN: 1939-0211 (Print), 1939-022X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/19390211.2020.1832640).

Naclerio, Fernando , Seijo, Marcos, Karsten, Bettina, Brooker, George , Carbone, Leandro , Thirkell, Jack , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko (2019), Effectiveness of combining microcurrent with resistance training in trained males. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119 (11-12) . pp. 2641-2653 ISSN: 1439-6319 (Print), 1439-6327 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04243-1).

Naclerio, Fernando and , Seijo, Marcos (2019), Whey protein supplementation and muscle mass: current perspectives. Dove Medical Press. In: , , , . Dove Medical Press, Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, 2019 (11) . pp. 37-48 1179-1489 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.2147/NDS.S166195).

Naclerio, Fernando , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Seijo, Marcos, Ashrafi, Nadia , Nielsen, Birthe , Earnest, Conrad, P. (2018), Effects of protein vs. carbohydrate supplementation on markers of immune response in master triathletes: A randomized controlled trial. American College of Nutrition. In: , , , . American College of Nutrition, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 38 (5) . pp. 395-404 ISSN: 0731-5724 (Print), 1541-1087 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2018.1528906) NB Item availability restricted.

Fu, Yue , Karsten, Bettina, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Seijo, Marcos , Naclerio, Fernando (2017), Comparison of two equated resistance training weekly volume routines using different frequencies on body composition and performance in trained males. NRC Research Press. In: , , , . NRC Research Press, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism ISSN: 1715-5312 (Print), 1715-5320 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2017-0575) NB Item availability restricted.

Naclerio, Fernando , Seijo-Bujia, Marco, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Earnest, Conrad P. (2017), Carbohydrates alone or mixing with beef or whey protein promote similar training outcomes in resistance training males: A double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. Human Kinetics. In: , , , . Human Kinetics, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27 (5) . pp. 408-420 ISSN: 1526-484X (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0003).

Naclerio, Fernando , Seijo, Marco, Eneko, Larumbe Zabala, Ashrafi, Nadia , Christides, Tatiana , Karsten, Bettina , Nielsen, Birthe (2017), Effects of supplementation with beef or whey protein versus carbohydrate in master triathletes. American College of Nutrition. In: , , , . American College of Nutrition, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 36 (8) . pp. 593-601 ISSN: 0731-5724 (Print), 1541-1087 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2017.1335248).

Naclerio, Fernando , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Ashrafi, Nadia, Seijo Bujia, Marcos , Nielsen, Birthe , Allgrove, Judith , Earnest, Conrad P. (2016), Effects of protein–carbohydrate supplementation on immunity and resistance training outcomes: a double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Springer Verlag. In: , , , . Springer Verlag, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117 (2) . pp. 267-277 ISSN: 1439-6319 (Print), 1439-6327 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3520-x) NB Item availability restricted.

Alkhatib, Ahmad , Seijo, Marcos, Larumbe, Eneko, Naclerio, Fernando (2015), Acute effectiveness of a “fat-loss” product on substrate utilization, perception of hunger, mood state and rate of perceived exertion at rest and during exercise. BioMed Central Ltd.. In: , , , . BioMed Central Ltd., Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12 (44) ISSN: 1550-2783 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-015-0105-8).

Book section

Seijo, Marcos , Ashrafi, Nadia, Smith, Joshua, Wilkinson, Christian , Fu, Yue , Miller, Jack , Larumbe, Eneko , Naclerio, Fernando (2014), Acute effects of a multinutrient supplement on performance, rate of perceived exertion and markers of catabolism in young resistance trainers practitioners. BioMed Central. In: , , In: Bill Campbell (ed.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo. BioMed Central, Florida, USA Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11 (Suppl1) . pp. P9 ISSN: 1550-2783 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1550-2783-11-S1-P9).

Conference proceedings

Ashrafi, Nadia , Seijo, Marcos, Pullen, Frank, Nielsen, Birthe V. , Smith, Joshua , Wilkinson, Christian , Fu, Yue , Miller, Jack , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko , Naclerio, Fernando (2015), A multi-ingredient containing, proteins, carbohydrate and creatine does not attenuate humoral immune response or performance decrease compared to carbohydrate during resistance training. International Society of Sport Nutrition. In: , , , Proceedings of the Twelfth International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo. International Society of Sport Nutrition, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12 (S1) ISSN: 1550-2783 (Print), 1550-2783 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1550-2783-12-S1-P34).

Seijo, Marcos , Alkhatib, Ahmad, Larumbe, Eneko, Naclerio, Fernando (2015), Effectiveness of multi-ingredient supplement on substrate utilisation, perception of hunger, mood state and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) at rest and during exercise. BMC. In: , , , Proceedings of the Twelfth International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo. BMC, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12 . pp. P42 ISSN: 1550-2783 (Print), (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1550-2783-12-s1-p42).

Seijo, Marcos , Larumbe, Eneko, Alkhatib, Ahmad, Naclerio, Fernando (2015), Effectiveness of multi-ingredient supplement on substrate utilisation, perception of hunger, mood state and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) at rest and during exercise. International Society of Sports Nutrition. In: , , , Proceedings of the Twelfth International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo. International Society of Sports Nutrition, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12 (S1) ISSN: 1550-2783 (Print), 1550-2783 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1550-2783-12-S1-P42).