PETER HESPEL

Professor and Head of Athletic Performance Center at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Peter is a full professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, where he is teaching courses in exercise physiology and sports nutrition. He is also leading the KU Leuven athletic performance center ‘Bakala Academy’. His research addresses regulation of muscle energy substrate metabolism during exercise, and nutritional strategies to enhance recovery, training adaptation, and performance in endurance sports, predominantly cycling. He is closely involved in the physiological follow-up and nutritional coaching of elite athletes. He is a consultant for the Belgian Olympic team, the Belgian national soccer teams, the Belgian Cycling Federation, the Deceuninck-QuickStep pro cycling team, as well as the Belgian 4 x 400m relay squads.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

 

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