Archivo de May 2014

Improving the value of fitness testing for football

By Iñigo Mujika , el 21 de May de 2014

Performance testing material (Photo: Inigo Mujika)

David B. Pyne, Matt Spencer, Iñigo Mujika.

International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2014, 511 – 514.


One of the challenges for sports scientists working in football is to balance the needs for routine fitness testing with daily fatigue and well-being monitoring to best manage the physical preparation of players. In this commentary, the authors examine contemporary issues of fitness testing in football to identify ways of improving the value of routine testing and monitoring. A testing program must be well planned and organized to ensure that the results are useful. Different tests can be employed for younger and older players. A rigorous approach to analysis and interpretation of results is desirable, and database management must address both short- and long-term requirements of players, staff, and programs.

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Interview in

By Iñigo Mujika , el 10 de May de 2014

Godafoss, Iceland (Photo: Iñigo Mujika)

Here’s an interview that has just been published in the website I hope you like it:

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We Call It Football!

By Iñigo Mujika , el 3 de May de 2014

Iturraspe, Xabi Alonso and Ander (Photo: Athletic Club).

In the lead-up to the World Cup in Brazil, the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance has just published a special issue dedicated to Association Football (i.e. soccer), edited by myself and my good friend and colleague Franco Impellizzeri.

We wrote the editorial for this issue, which you can read here.