The 'devil Pintus Training

The 'devil Pintus Training



March 13th, 2024

Antonio Pintus the man responsible behind Real Madrid's Training mask test, has recently confessed, The players don't like this test very much because it is very hard to run with a mask that analyzes oxygen . One player told me 'you are the devil' ,". This Training style is part of a hypoxia tests where players go through physical sessions wearing masks. They provide a system that replicates the physical challenges of training at high altitudes, helping the physical trainer tailor workouts to each individual.

Where Pintos Started this?

Embarking on a journey over two decades ago, while honing his skills at AS Monaco, to gain a deep understanding of every player's capabilities. Strong advocate for viewing footballers as athletes, focusing on their performance in real game situations rather than controlled conditions like treadmills or stationary bicycles. A portable system for conducting stress tests and measuring maximum VO2, which indicates the maximum volume of oxygen used during physical exertion and helps determine aerobic and anaerobic thresholds.


Therefore, the Real Madrid team underwent a stress test to evaluate their performance as they approach the crucial stage of the season: "The players don't like it because it is very hard. I want to see with scientific data how the team is doing ," he expressed.

What are the Training Masks of Pintus for ?

The popular hypoxia masks are positioned over the footballer's mouth and nose for breathing through their filters. They are in charge of controlling the oxygen that enters the body through the three interchangeable valves they possess; two for entry and one for exit. Moreover, the masks can replicate altitudes ranging from 910 to 5,500 meters above sea level, aiming to mimic the advantages of training in such challenging environments.

Following the mid-season evaluation, the coaching team now has more comprehensive data to determine the focus of training for the remainder of the season. This is an assessment to gauge the team's physical condition through 50-meter sprints. Assessing physical condition at this stage of the season. It's important to analyze the oxygen reaching your lungs and the carbohydrates being expelled. Using this information, you can determine the level of exhaustion


According to the physical trainer, the computer can assess whether a player requires further development in their career, whether it be long-term or short-term, or if they are performing well, similar to two years ago.

Some tests in which Éder Militao himself participated, who is in the final stretch of recovery from the injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he suffered on August 12, in the first day of LaLiga EA Sports against the Athletic Club.

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