NASA invited him to learn about the methods used with athletes and learn how astronauts work on a physical level
Real Madrid’s Uruguayan midfielder No. 15 Federico Valverde (hidden) celebrates with his teammates after scoring Madrid’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C first round soccer match between Napoli and Real Madrid at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples on October 3, 2023. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP)
At Real Madrid they call him “The Iron Sergeant”, and ordinary people know him as Antonio Pintos. profession: Real Madrid sports coach. The Italian has contributed and continues to contribute to the success of the Blancos thanks to his encyclopedic theoretical preparation. He applies mathematics and physics in preparing his players.
So hated during summer training camps and so loved when Real Madrid arrive at the end of the season to compete at high levels on all fronts. The way it works has attracted the attention of the US space agency NASA. Written by Relevo:
“His extremely precise way of working presents some headaches for the players, especially in pre-season, but they appreciate it afterwards when they arrive as Ferrari in the most important months of the journey. A systematic system based on science and mathematics that NASA also wanted to know about. The Italian sports coach recently visited NASA headquarters“.
The US space agency met with him during Real’s recent tour in the United States and invited him to its headquarters as soon as possible. Pintos took advantage of the last break of the national teams to accept the invitation and thus flew to the New World.
“YouThe boiling began in the United States during the White Team’s last tour. After a week in Los Angeles, he stopped briefly in Houston, where he was contacted by members of NASA, attracted by his knowledge of physical training.. During the visit, Pintos learned about how astronauts work on a physical level. The preparations they make before going into space, the machines they use, or the measurements that are taken into account. On the American side, they wanted to know in detail the methods he used with athletes during his career at Juventus, Lyon, Real Madrid, and Inter.“.
Their description of Pintus is that of a “data nut”:
“Obsessed with preparation, he is respected far beyond football thanks to his constant contact with the university and the scientific world which has led him to publish several articles on strength, load and injuries (he is also a physiotherapist). He likes to measure everything. Convert performance into numbers and prove that the work done pays off“.
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