Invited Speakers - Details

Keynote title: Evaluation and training control, a mandatory requirement in high performance
Prof. Amândio Santos Prof. Amândio Santos
University of Coimbra
Coimbra -Portugal

The great evolution of knowledge in the area of sport science, as well as the increasing development of technological equipment, which enable us to have greater insight and accuracy in collecting effort data produced by athletes, leads us today to address the preparation of elite athletes with an increasing level of confidence.

Nowadays, we can better estimate the production of external work, measurable with traditional and precious sport timer through hematology and physiological markers that allow us to have a view of the internal repercussions caused by training loads that athletes perform in daily lives.

The control optimizes training and enhances the development of each energy pathways, taking into account the specific needs of each of the competitions and the momentary state of preparedness of each athlete. In the current state of development, working out the correct intensities, with greatly exaggerated volumes and without reading the internal indicators of the adaptation process, hardly allow us to be at the highest level of world sport.

Brief biography

Amândio Santos is auxiliary professor of Exercise at Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, University of Coimbra. He is graduated in physical education and sports by Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, completed the MSc in Sport Sciences at Faculty of Sports, University of Porto and his PhD at the University of Coimbra, in pediatric physiology in cooperation with the Children Health and Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter - England. He is coaching elite runners and rowers athletes and he is a member of the technical team of the national selection of athletics. He has published several articles in international "peer-reviewed" journals on exercise physiology.