Sport Physiologist, triathlon and swimming coach
Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country
Associated Researcher at Finis Terrae University
Iñigo Mujika earned Ph.D.s in Biology of Muscular Exercise (University of Saint-Etienne, France) and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (University of The Basque Country). He is also a Level III Swimming and Triathlon Coach. Iñigo has exceptional ability to translate scientific research into every day coaching and advice for athletes and coaches. His main research interests include training methods and recovery, tapering, detraining, overtraining and nutrition. He has performed extensive research in physiology and performance in professional cycling, swimming, running, rowing, triathlon, tennis, football, rugby and water polo. Iñigo has published 181 articles in peer reviewed journals, six books and 45 book chapters, and has given 437 lectures and communications in international conferences and meetings. Iñigo was Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, Team Selector for Triathlon Australia, Head of Research and Development at Athletic Club Bilbao Professional Football Club, Physiologist of the Spanish and French Swimming Federations, Head of Physiology and Training at Euskaltel Euskadi World Tour Cycling Team, and Head of Sport Sciences and Performance Support at the Spanish Swimming Federation. He is now Advisor for the Japan High Performance Sport Center, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Adjunct Professor at Finis Terrae University in Chile, and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Having worked across multiple sports and countries in the domains of coaching, science, education and consulting, Iñigo brings unique perspectives on how individual athletes, teams and nations can best prepare for competition.
University of the Basque Country