Rafael Maldonado [M.Sc.] is an internationally recognized conditioning expert. The humble Spaniard worked for Italian football teams like Fiorentina AFC or Udinese Calcio. Currently, he serves as conditioning specialist in the staff of head coach Paulo Sousa (former Champions League winner with Borussia Dortmund) at Tianjin Quanjian. Maldonado holds two masters in sports science with a major in physical preparation of team athletes. Besides his passion for practical athletic preparation, he is working on his Ph.D thesis.
In this episode we are talking with Rafael Maldonado about his experiences in the field of physical preparation in team sports. Briefly, we are talking about learning, failures and the integration of innovation into practice.
I have had many failures and every time I think „fail more“ … one of them was to use training machines as a method and not as what they are … a training tool.