Pre-season Medical Evaluations: An Effective Tool to Identify and Prevent Pathologies and Injuries

In this sense, medical evaluations carried out during the pre-season are considered an essential tool for both young and adult athletes.

How genetics might affect injury susceptibility

Are elite athletes born or made? It depends. Genetic factors can positively contribute to sports performance.

The importance of rest in the performance of young football players

Studying in the morning, training in the afternoon. From the moment the alarm clock goes off to bed time, the day-to-day of a young athlete is marked by a strict routine that takes most of their working hours up.

Playing while being older

It has become common to find players over thirty years old who are still active in professional competitions.

How does the physical and technical-tactical performance of football players evolve throughout their sports career?

Top-level athletes are getting older and older. Technology, materials, nutrition, preparation, injury prevention, financial investment, scientific knowledge, and the excellent level of coaches are some of the factors that have lengthened players’ careers.

The Importance of Speed Execution in Strength Training

Strength training is a fundamental pillar for both injury prevention and performance enhancement in virtually all sports.

The Importance of Neural Factors in Strength Performance

The capacity to exercise strength in a short period of time, known as the rate of strength development, is one of the main performance indicators in explosive actions.

Structured training in basketball

Since its creation, the Fútbol Club Barcelona (FCB) Performance Area has developed a work methodology in which the athlete as a human being is the cornerstone to optimise performance in their sport.

The role of hypoxia in strength training

Hypoxia (whether normobaric or hypobaric) results in a series of responses such as greater metabolic stress, stronger hormonal response, and greater fast fibre recruitment, which could maximise the adaptations to resistance training.

How to reach match day with the glycogen storage full

Carbohydrates are the main energy source during high-intensity exercises. Therefore, it is important to get to the competition with the highest glycogen storage possible.