Archivo de August 2011

Videos from my conference at the World Congress on Science and Football 2011 held in Nagoya, Japan

By Iñigo Mujika , el 26 de August de 2011

On May 29th, 2011, I presented on “Practical aspects of high intensity training for talent development in a professional football club setting” at the World Congress on Science and Football held in Nagoya, Japan.

You can watch the video from this conference below, splitted in 3 parts:

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Interview in Mladen Jovanovic´s blog

By Iñigo Mujika , el 23 de August de 2011

Mladen Jovanovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, currently serving the position of head physical preparation coach in FC RAD, soccer club from Belgrade. He has also been involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis.

Mladen has a keen interest in methods to prepare athletes for competition. He has a blog in which he writes about his own views on training, but he is also very active in seeking other coaches’ points of view, and that is why he just published an interview with me on training team sport athletes.

Read Mladen Jovanovic´s interview with Inigo Mujika.

Wild baboons with high cholesterol

By Iñigo Mujika , el 8 de August de 2011

Baboon. (Photo: Dick Mudde)

Robert M. Sapolsky is Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Stanford University. For over a decade, he has been spending his summers in the Masai Mara National Reserve in the Serengeti Plain of Kenia, studying the relationships between social behavior and dominance rank in wild baboons, the amount of social stress they experience, and how their bodies react to stress.

According to Robert Sapolsky, “an average baboon in the Serengeti spends 30 to 40 percent of each day foraging – climbing trees to reach fruit and leaves, digging laboriously in the ground to unearth tubers, walking five or ten miles to reach sources of food. Their diet is spartan: figs and olives, grass and sedge parts, corms, tubers and seedpods. It’s unusual for them to hunt or scavenge, and meat accounts for less than 1 percent of the food they consume. So the typical baboon diet teems with fiber and is very low in fat, sugar, and cholesterol.”

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