What are the effects of more or less rest days between two games in elite basketball?

Coaches and players point out that playing too many games with such short recovery time can be detrimental to health, and it might also be a disadvantage when the opposing team has had more days of rest.

Jump as a Fatigue Indicator

The monitoring of neuromuscular fatigue in athletes is very relevant when planning training sessions and competitions.

Do conditions imposed in training tasks affect the physical response of basketball players?

The evolution of elite sport has meant that players undertake high competitive loads caused by schedules packed with extremely demanding matches and practically no rest periods between them.

Analysis of physical performance in basketball, is the traditional average-based approach sufficient to analyse physical demands?

To schedule and prescribe training throughout the season, we need to know the physical demands that occur during competition as accurately as possible, so that exercises can be set that prepare the players to withstand real game situations.

The repetition of most demanding scenarios in team sports.

What if a maximum demand scenario doesn’t only happen once but several times? Straight after asking ourselves the question, we started turning it around in our heads.

Warm-up, post-warm-up, and re-warm-up on explosive actions in team sports

The warm-up plays an important role in exercise by improving the performance and reducing the injury risk.

Engaging Children in Sports

Children need physical activity every day. Exercise leads to improved physical and emotional health.

“I never stop learning in sport, and neither do I want to, because I want to stay associated to it for the rest of my life”

Barça Innovation Hub’s Sports Tomorrow event has been opened by Pau Gasol.

Active recovery vs. passive recovery

It is important to assure a correct recovery between training sessions and even between the different exercises of the same session to maximize adaptations to training.


The Mexico 1968 Olympic Games represented a turning point in altitude training. Due to the dominance of athletes acclimatised to the altitude during the Games (they were held at an altitude of 2,340 m),1 in the 1970s, the implications of training or living in hypoxic conditions to improve performance started to be studied.