ST Webinar: Luis Mesquita – Bridging The Gap Between Gym And Sport

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Luis Mesquita: Bridging The Gap Between Gym And Sport




Luis Mesquita

My name is Luis Mesquita. I am a Portuguese Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Having a BSc degree in Physiotherapy and advanced Strength & Conditioning education, I would describe myself as an athletic performance enthusiast. My academic and education background shaped my scope of practice towards the enhancement of physical qualities and reduction of injury risk within professional sports teams and athletes.

Over the last few years I had the opportunity to develop my skills in different elite sports environments, working for different sports and countries. Facing different realities, cultures and challenges made me improve not only on the scientific side of my career, but also the coaching and human skills.

I truly believe in a “learn-practice-teach” model as a key aspect of industry and career development. Fortunately, I am frequently invited as a speaker for national and international conferences, as well as lecturer for university, courses and workshops, giving me the opportunity to share my personal and professional experience with peers, which is tremendously rewarding.

Regarding professional experience, I have experience mainly by working with athletes as a Strength & Conditioning and Rehab Coach:• 2013 – 2015: FC Porto (Portugal)
• 2015 – 2016: FISIOGlobal Human Performance (Portugal)
• 2016 – 2017: Shijiazhuang Yongchang Football Club (China)
• 2017: EXOS – Shanghai Research Institute of Sports Science and Chinese Olympic Committee (China)
• 2017 – 2018: Sporting CP Male Volleyball (Portugal)
• 2018 – 2019: Chinese Football Association – China U17 Women’s Football National Team (China)
• 2020 – 2022: Head Coach of the Olympic Triple Jumper Susana Costa (Portugal)
• 2018 – Today: Co-Owner of THE PEAK
• 2023 – Today: Head of Health & Performance – Leça Futebol Clube (Portugal)

In terms of relevant education, I would highlight:
BSc in Physical Therapy (Portugal)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)
Certified in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy – Curtin University of Technology (Australia) 

You can follow him on: 
Twitter @luismmesquita_
Instagram @luismmesquita
LinkedIn Luis Mesquita

We welcome coaches and professionals from different countries and are glad to offer such a learning opportunity and experience to truly learn from the worlds’ best. To learn and prepare for the webinar you can read and listen to some of the interviews, podcasts, and articles done with him:

Bridging The Gap Blog
Science For Sport #94: Train For World Class Strength & Power In Athletics - Luis Mesuqita
From The Ground Up #75: Extending Specialized means of training in regards to Length tension relationship, intermuscular coordination and transfer to sport - Luis Mesquita
Speed And Power Podcast #61: Ep 61: Strength Training Should Be A Supplement To The Sport - Luis Mesquita


The webinar will be held online on Saturday, 10th of February 2024. We will publish announcements via our FB page SuperTrening and our IG profile @supertrening so follow that to know all the details.

Luis Mesquita: Bridging The Gap Between Gym And Sport – All Strength Is Not Created Equal

1. Strength Qualities
2. Dynamic Correspondence
3. Eccentric and Isometric Training
4. Plyometric Training
5. Programming and Planning

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