Invited Speakers - Details

Keynote title: Strength training and Motor Performance
Prof.  Per Tesch Prof. Per Tesch
Karolinska Institutet, Medical University
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Stockholm- Sweden


At this time, knowledge about the physiological benefits of chronic strength training in are well founded. This lecture offers an overview of key findings by this lecturer and others in supporting the use of eccentric overload to entertain and optimize resistance training outcomes. More specifically, the physiological responses to and effects of resistance exercise in injury prevention and rehabilitation, and sports performance enhancement, are to be discussed.

Brief biography

Per Tesch is a Professor of Sports Science and Exercise Physiology. He is currently at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and an adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Tesch has published over 150 peer reviewed papers on the effects of strength training on muscle use and motor control, metabolism and morphology, and control of muscle growth from gene to whole muscle. Dr. Tesch has conducted military and space research with the US Army, the Royal Swedish Air Force and NASA. He is the author of the revolutionary books Muscle Meets Magnet and Target Bodybuilding and has appeared on major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and BBC. Dr. Tesch is the founder of YoYo Technology, patented inertial resistance exercise using flywheel, serving astronauts, athletes and patients.