How MotoGP Racer Andrea Dovizioso Improved His psychophysical performance with BioTekna


To enhance his performance on the track, Andrea Dovizioso turned to BioTekna to strengthen his psychophysical performance with continuous analysis and performance monitoring.

For a rider to excel, they must be adaptable. While physical adaptability can be built, some athletes are born with mental adaptability, and for others, it’s a skill that must be learned.

A champion must also learn to adapt to technical aspects, such as new circuits, the interpretation of the bike at each different circuit, and their own reflexes. A fit rider performs at 110%. The extra 10% is the ability to adapt to their external environment.

Using non-invasive methods, BioTekna’s founder Dario Boschiero measures many factors that affect human performance, including physical, physiological, cognitive, proprioceptive and how athletes relate to other people and their external environment.

For Boschiero, it’s essential to get to know the athlete and the environment they perform in. First, he records advanced body composition measurements to determine the athlete’s physical condition: bone, muscle, type and amount of body fat, nutrition, hydration, and minerals.

Then he assesses the physiological aspects of the autonomic nervous system (interaction between brain, body, and external environment).

As athletes can experience a state of performance anxiety, negativity or stress, these variables are also measured. Using sensors, the parameters that have an impact on performance are measured, with the data revealing the effects of stress, negative thoughts and adrenaline.

From a baseline of measurements that are monitored daily, it’s easy to show an improvement in performance through a change in the numbers.

Once an athlete’s strengths and weaknesses are understood, changes can be made to their internal and/or external environment along with other factors that influence their performance.

Learning how to manage emotion while maintaining clarity is essential to increasing sports performance.

By creating varied situations outside an athlete’s comfort zone, they are able to adapt more quickly in the future.

Today’s MotoGP riders are full-fledged athletes; talent alone is no longer enough. The physical and psychological requirements go beyond pure ability.

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