Tatiane Piucco, PhD


Academic Title: Contract Faculty



PhD, Federal University of Santa Catarina

M.PE, Federal University of Santa Catarina

B.Physics, Federal University of Santa Catarina

B.PE, Federal University of Santa Catarina


Contact Information

Office: U243S

Email: tpiucco@mtroyal.ca


During my PhD postdoctoral work I developed and validated a new protocol to evaluate performance on speed skating. This protocol considers limitations in leg blood flow imposed by the specific low posture and the long isometric duty cycle during skating. Now my current research project aims to examine cardiovascular and neuromuscular responses to exercise throughout the adult lifespan in trained and untrained individuals. The purpose is to investigate how much aging 'per se' or fitness status influence overall health.


Areas of Instruction



Exercise Physiology

Statistics and Research methods

Endurance and strength training


Exercise Physiology

Motor learning

Endurance training


Selected Publications

PIUCCO T, PHILIPS J*, FINNIE J*, RADOS A*, de LUCAS RD. (2019). Critical skating intensity on a slide board: physiological and neuromuscular responses and correlation with performance on ice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Accepted

PIUCCO T, de LUCAS RD. (2019). Application of critical intensity model during slide board skating. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 44: 443–446.

PIUCCO T, SOARES R, DIEFENTHAELER F, MILLET GM, MURIAS JMM. (2018). Oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during skating: comparison between slide board and treadmill skating. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 13(6): 783-788.

PIUCCO T, SAKAGUICHI M, STEFANYSHYN D, BINI R, DIEFENTHAELER F. (2017). Motor unit firing frequency of lower limb muscles during incremental slide board skating test. Sports Biomechanics. 16(4): 540-551

PIUCCO T, DIEFENTHAELER F, SOARES R, MURIAS JM, MILLET GM. (2017). Validation of a maximal incremental skating test performed on a slide board: comparison with treadmill skating. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.12(10): 1363-1369