Sep 30, 2021
EvelChat #18 "Performance Specialist as World Class Triple Jump Coach": A Chat with Luis Mesquita
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In this this episode of EvelChat I speak with someone who offers a great tale of performance coaching as therapist/S&C professional/coach/career savior... his name is Luis Mesquita.

Rather than list the topics we discuss, this time I'm just going to say that this is a story any coach or performance professional will find enlightening. Luis found himself in a position of having to take over the entire programming/coaching/rehabilitation responsibilities for Susana Costa, a world class female triple jumper late in her career, a responsibility he still holds. It's a great story of common sense coaching practice & implementation in a special circumstance, leading to a number of career high performances at an age when most athletes would be long retired.

Luis Mesquita (Portugal) is a Physiotherapist & Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS - NSCA). He is also co-owner of THE PEAK (Performance Training Facilities) in Portugal & Britain. He has experience working with professional teams & athletes from multiple sports, including being a former S&C Coach at EXOS, Chinese Football Federation, Shijiazhuang Everbright Football Club (China Super League), FC Porto (Portugal) & Sporting Clube de Portugal (Senior Male Volleyball National Champions 2017/2018).

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