Archivo de August 2010

Peaking at the right time – An integrated programme for athletes

By Iñigo Mujika , el 31 de August de 2010

The second International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference took place between August 19 and 21 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. One year before, the organising committee set the following aim for the first conference: to deliver the premier International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference, bringing together national and international experts in sports medicine and exercise science, embracing both public health and the world of elite sport, to review a range of issues in the build-up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond. Feedback from delegates at the first conference was very positive, and this encouraged the organisers to repeat the event in 2010. Matching the quality of last year’s programme was a challenge, but they succeeded in attracting an outstanding cast of delegates to the event.

The session I presented at was entitled “Peaking at the right time”, and I was honoured to share the session with my dear friend Professor Louise Burke, Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport, who did an outstanding job at summarising recent innovations in sports nutrition research that should be incorporated into individualised competition nutrition practices. The session also included a remarkable presentation by UK Athletics Combined Events Coach Antonio Minichiello, who has coached World Medallists in both winter (Bobsleigh) and summer (Heptathlon) sports.

An abstract of my own presentation, entitled “Peaking at the right time – An integrated programme for athletes” can be read below:

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A vibratory bar for upper body: feasibility and acute effects on EMGrms activity

By Iñigo Mujika , el 25 de August de 2010

Moras G, Rodríguez-Jiménez S, Tous-Fajardo J, Ranz D, Mujika I.

J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Aug;24(8):2132-42.

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Interviews with the elite – Craig Mottram: “It´s important to believe you can beat the African runners”

By Iñigo Mujika , el 11 de August de 2010

Craig Mottram.

Why is a man like you training in a place like Vitoria-Gasteiz?

There is a group of Australian athletes based in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The running is great and the weather is very suitable for running. It is also quite easy to access the rest of Europe for racing. I believe where you are happy and have good company are the most important things to make a good training base, and I have those in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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