Martin Buchheit

  • Sport Performance Consulting & Research
  • Kitman Labs

Martin is a very passionate strength and conditioning coach that progressively developed into an applied sport scientist, with a main emphasis on football (soccer). His work (>200 publications) has focused on intervention strategies and profiling assessments that may improve players’ physical and technical potential, using a scientific approach whenever possible.

Using his background in strength & Conditionning (2 Msc), statistics (1 Msc) and a PhD in exercise physiology, he has developed different training ‘tools’ such as the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness to program high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and the 5′-5′ (now 4′-3′) running test to monitor training status using accelerometers, GPS and heart rate (variability).

Martin also has extensive experience with fitness and strength training, injury prevention, recovery, nutrition, match analysis and youth development. He was ranked as the 4 (2019) to 6th (2021) scientific expert in Soccer in the world.