Mazzolari Raffaele

Name: Dr. Raffaele Mazzolari


Phone number: +43 512 507 45868

Office location: FH-201

Tutorial hours: by arrangement

Address: Fürstenweg 185, 6020, Innsbruck


Research area: Physiology of performance and prevention, Sports medicine

Raffaele completed his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (2009) and his MSc in Sciences and Techniques of Preventive and Adaptive Motor Activity (2012) at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy). He also completed an international MSc in Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) under Prof. Keijo Häkkinen in 2015 and finally a PhD in Physical Activity and Sport at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) under Prof. Jordan Santos-Concejero in 2022. Before starting his PhD, Raffaele spent a year at the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine of the University of Cape Town (South Africa), where he collaborated in a research project sponsored by the World Anti-Doping Agency on a new ‘omics’ approach for differentiating the use of recombinant human erythropoietin doping from the effects of altitude training. During his PhD, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Molecular Physiology of the University of Pavia (Italy), where he co-conducted a study on the effects of replicated exercise training interventions on muscle adaptations and mitochondrial memory. Raffaele is currently a PostDoc at the University of Innsbruck in the research group led by Anne Hecksteden.

  • Sport performance
  • Individualized exercise prescriptions
  • Preventive exercise
  • Research design and statistics

Teaching (ongoing):

  • UE Study design and statistical analysis
  • UE Fitness training



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Pilotto AM, Adami A, Mazzolari R, et al. Near-infrared spectroscopy estimation of combined skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and O2 diffusion capacity in humans. J Physiol. 2022;600(18):4153-4168. doi:10.1113/JP283267

Mazzolari R, Porcelli S, Bishop DJ, Lakens D. Myths and methodologies: The use of equivalence and non-inferiority tests for interventional studies in exercise physiology and sport science. Exp Physiol. 2022;107(3):201-212. doi:10.1113/EP090171

Rasica L, Porcelli S, Limper U, et al. Beet on Alps: Time-course changes of plasma nitrate and nitrite concentrations during acclimatization to high-altitude. Nitric Oxide. 2021;107:66-72. doi:10.1016/j.niox.2020.12.004

Schumann M, Mykkänen OP, Doma K, Mazzolari R, Nyman K, Häkkinen K. Effects of endurance training only versus same-session combined endurance and strength training on physical performance and serum hormone concentrations in recreational endurance runners. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2015;40(1):28-36. doi:10.1139/apnm-2014-0262

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