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Vincent Martin


Full professor, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, (France)

09/2001 – 12/2004 –  Dijon, France

Neuromuscular recovery: how interesting is electromyostimulation ? (Co-Supervisor)


Vincent Martin holds a faculty appointment as a Professor of Exercice Physiology in the Faculty of Sports Science (Clermont Auvergne University, Clermont-Ferrand, France) since 2010. He is the former director of the AME2P lab at the Faculty of Sports Science of Clermont-Ferrand (2018-2020) and junior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (2018-2023).

Vincent has an MSc and PhD in Sports Science (Exercise Physiology specialization) from the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France, 2004, under the supervision of Prof Guillaume Millet). He has worked as a research assistant at the University of Aix-Marseille (France, 2004-2005), as a post-doctoral researcher at the Neuromuscular Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland, 2005-2006), and as an assistant professor at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne (France, 2006-2010).

His research program is in the area of neuromucular physiology and predominantly focuses on the etiology of neuromuscular fatigue and the determinants of strength production in the context of sport (exercise-induced fatigue), typical growth and health (adult and childhood obesity). In June 2022, Vincent had published 1 book, 11 book chapters and 61 papers in international journals with peer review (H-index = 25). He has supervised 8 doctoral fellows and 52 Graduate students.

Main results of the work we have done together

  • Eccentric-induced fatigue is mainly of central origin.
  • The recovery of exercise-induced fatigue and damage is not quicker with active, passive or electrostimulation modalities.
  • Ultra-endurance running performance is mainly limited by central factors, that develop progressively over time.
  • Women present particularities regarding the etiology of neuromuscular fatigue after ultra-endurance races.
  • Electrical stimulation modalities can be adapted to evaluate neuromuscular function is sensitive populations such as patients.

Main publications associated with this work

Guillaume Y Millet, Romuald Lepers, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Nicolas Babault, Vincent Martin, Gregory Lattier. Alterations of neuromuscular function after an ultramarathonJ Appl Physiol . 2002 Feb. 

Guillaume Y Millet, Vincent Martin, Gregory Lattier, Yves Ballay. Mechanisms contributing to knee extensor strength loss after prolonged running exerciseJ Appl Physiol. 2003 Jan.

Guillaume Y Millet, Vincent Martin, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Alain Martin. Neuromuscular fatigue after a ski skating marathonCan J Appl Physiol. 2003 Jun.

Vincent Martin, Guillaume Y Millet, Grégory Lattier, Loïc Perrod. Effects of recovery modes after knee extensor muscles eccentric contractionsMed Sci Sports Exerc 2004 Nov.

Vincent Martin, Guillaume Y Millet, Alain Martin, Gaëlle Deley, Gregory Lattier. Assessment of low-frequency fatigue with two methods of electrical stimulationJ Appl Physiol. 2004 Nov. 

Vincent Martin, Guillaume Y Millet, Gregory Lattier, Loïc Perrod. Why does knee extensor muscles torque decrease after eccentric-type exercise ? J Sport Med Phys Fitness. 2005 Jun.

Vincent Martin, Hugo Kerhervé, Laurent A Messonnier, Jean-Claude Banfi, André Geyssant, Regis Bonnefoy, Léonard Féasson, Guillaume Y Millet. Central and peripheral contributions to neuromuscular fatigue induced by a 24-hour treadmill runJ Appl Physiol2010 May.

Guillaume Y Millet, Katja Tomazin, Samuel Verges, Christopher Vincent, Régis Bonnefoy, Renée-Claude Boisson, Laurent Gergelé, Léonard Féasson, Vincent MartinNeuromuscular consequences of an extreme mountain ultra-marathonPLoS One2011 Feb 22.

Guillaume Y Millet, Vincent Martin, Alain Martin, Samuel Vergès. Electrical stimulation for testing neuromuscular function: from sport to pathologyEur J Appl Physiol2011 Oct.

John Temesi, Pierrick J Arnal, Thomas Rupp, Léonard Féasson, Régine Cartier, Laurent Gergelé, Samuel Verges, Vincent Martin, Guillaume Y Millet. Central fatigue assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation in ultra-trail runningMed Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jul.

John Temesi, Pierrick J Arnal, Thomas Rupp, Léonard Féasson, Régine Cartier, Laurent Gergelé, Samuel Verges, Vincent Martin, Guillaume Y Millet Are females more resistant to extreme neuromuscular fatigue ? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jul.

Guillaume Y Millet, Vincent Martin, John Temesi. The Role of the Nervous System in Neuromuscular Fatigue Induced by Ultra-Endurance ExerciseAppl Physiol Nutr Metab2018 Nov.