Archivo de June 2011

Sleep, the key to recovery and training adaptation

By Iñigo Mujika , el 17 de June de 2011

Sports physiologists and sports medicine practitioners working with highly trained athletes often hear them complain about difficulties to fall asleep or insufficent sleep quantity and/or quality. This is a major issue, as insufficent sleep will have a negative impact on recovery from training and will therefore hinder training adaptation and competition performance. Sleep is without a doubt the most important recovery strategy for athletes, and those with poor sleep habits may be at increased risk of overreaching and overtraining. A lot of athletes request our advice to enhance their sleep.

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Pedro Miguel Etxenike: much more than a scientist

By Iñigo Mujika , el 8 de June de 2011

Pedro Miguel Etxenike. (Photo: Ekain Vélez de Mendizabal / Euskonews)

Pedro Miguel Etxenike is a Basque scientist, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics whose views on science, research and many other areas of life are always extremely interesting. He was recently interviewed by Diario de Noticias de Navarra, a newspaper published in my hometown Pamplona, and I thought the material was so good that I should share it with the readers of my blog.

The article was published in Spanish (click here to read it), but I have translated some of his statements from that interview, which you can read below:

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