Irineu Loturco

About Irineu Loturco

Irineu Loturco has a Ph.D. in sport science and a postdoctoral degree in Mechatronics Engineering and Mechanical Systems. He is the founder and director of the Nucleus of High Performance in Sport (NAR; São Paulo, Brazil), a high-performance training center that serves hundreds of top-level athletes from many different sports and develops social projects to help children and young people from low-income families.

Loturco has worked as a strength and conditioning coach in major Brazilian soccer clubs and with different Olympic and Paralympic sports, especially national teams. Currently, he is Professor of Methodology of Sports Training at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales, in Pontypridd, U.K. Loturco has a large range of scientific publications with elite sport, and the vast majority of his studies involve professional athletes, many of them competing at the Olympic level.