Jens Bangsbo: “Good nutrition and climate are very important in optimizing the quality of football training”

Danish scientist Jens Bangsbo, one of the top professionals worldwide with regard to high performance sports training has been at La Manga Club giving a class to ´High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning´ students from UCAM.

La Manga Club, 16th March 2016. Jens Bangsbo is a prominent figure in the study of high performance training of sports players, especially footballers. He is a professor at the Institute of Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Copenhagen and was assistant coach at Juventus from 2000 to 2004. He combines to perfection theory and science with the most practical part – football.

Today he has been at La Manga Club giving a class to ´High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning´ Masters students from UCAM. Bangsbo highlighted the facilities and the football pitches at La Manga Club as well as the importance of good nutrition and climate – two of the aspects that football teams that come to the resort also emphasise – as being necessary to optimize the efficacy of training.

He also underlined the necessity of knowing what point of physical fitness an athlete is at in order to plan appropriate training, the type of training they need and the effects that this will have both during and after the session. This is something that can be found out through a variety of fitness tests that La Manga Club provides at its High Performance Sports Centre.