Sports Performance

A new way of studying, approaching and managing the sport

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NON-INVASIVE MONITORING SYSTEMS

Improvement and development of non-invasive monitoring systems for mechanical exercise (external load) and the physiological response (internal load).

ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT

Analysis and assessment of new relationships between external and internal load markers.

PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION AND INJURY PREVENTION

Development of new solutions, tests, and plans to optimize performance and prevent muscle and tendon injuries.

MONITORIZACIÓN AUTOMÁTICAAUTOMATIC MONITORING

Automatic and non-invasive athlete monitoring in the gym using computer vision systems.

NEW INDICATORS OF FATIGUE

Development and monitoring of new indicators of fatigue.

NEW WAYS OF TRAINING

Exploration, development and implementation of new ways of training, from blood flow restriction to hypoxic training

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OUR PERFORMANCE AREA SEEKS TO IMPROVE ATHLETES’ PHYSICAL PREPARATION THROUGH A SYSTEMIC AND INTEGRATIVE APPROACH.

A distinctive way of understanding the game naturally brings with it a distinctive way of approaching and managing training loads.


Based on structured training methodology, developed under the wing of FC Barcelona over years, the performance area has the fundamental goal of improving our athletes’ physical preparation through a systemic and integrative approach.


Theories of complex dynamic systems have arisen as a new way of seeing the game and sport, fostering an understanding of the hierarchical organization of living systems and the dynamic interaction which leads them to self-regulate.

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AN OBJECTIVE CLASSIFICATION OF MUSCLE INJURIES

An objective and appropriate classification would improve the accuracy of prognosis, allow treatment to be adjusted and reduce the risk of re-injury.

STUDY OF HIGH INTENSITY ACCELERATIONS AND DECELERATIONS IN SOCCER

A new dimension of analysis suggests that maximum accelerations occur with a frequency 8x greater than sprint actions.

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THE LEVEL OF RESISTANCE AS A MODERATOR OF THE TRAINING LOAD

Cardiovascular endurance manifests as a moderator of the load result to which the athlete is exposed.

PRE-SEASON TRAINING LOAD AND INJURY RISK

The pre-season or preparatory phase of the season is a time when major “errors” in training load management are often committed.

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Are the players well positioned in relation to the ball?

Through the use of computer vision we can identify some shortcomings in the body orientation of players in different game situations.

Diagnostic Imaging in Sports Medicine: Present and Future

Muscle injuries account for more than 30% of all injuries in sports like soccer. Their significance is therefore enormous in terms of training sessions and lost game time.