Professor in Exercise Physiology at KU Leuven
Peter Hespel is a Professor in Exercise Physiology at KU Leuven, and Scientific Director of the ‘Bakala Academy’ athletic performance centre.
After obtaining his Ph.D. degree at KU Leuven (1987) he spent a 2-year postdoc at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen. He was appointed as a Professor at KU Leuven in 1989 where he has been teaching courses in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and endurance training till today. Peter’s research work has focused on regulation of carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, sports nutrition, and altitude/hypoxia training. He has now published about 175 scientific peer-review papers. He acts as training and nutrition consultant for the Belgian Olympic Team and the Belgian national soccer team, the QuickStep pro cycling team, elite Ironman triathletes, as well as the Belgian 4 x 400m relay squad including the three Borlee brothers.
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