The Faculty of Sport conducts research in laboratories with modern equipment, investigating acute and long-term physiological reactions of the body to the strains of exercising. For example, when conducting a test on a treadmill or bicycle ergometer, respiratory gases and oxygen extraction in the muscle can be analysed in order to assess the performance of the oxidative metabolism, the functionality of the mitochondria and the tolerance to stress.
In the field of strength training, the implications on the effects are investigated in different sports. For example, the activation of muscles by means of electromyography or the development of forces during the dive start in swimming are being researched by means of force plates. Determining various inflammation and stress markers from blood and saliva samples completes the faculty’s research activities. Apart from their stationary use in the lab, the mobility of many test devices allows data collection under real sports conditions.
Project partners in alphabetical order:
Effects of training on performance and occupational illness in special forces
Development of a force-plate for swimming
Longitudinal development of oxygen uptake kinetics and muscle deoxygenation in youth endurance athletes
Physiology and application of the critical power model in laboratory and field conditions
Pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in laboratory and field conditions
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