Research Area Training Science

Researchers in the area Training Science attempt to determine the effects of exercise training in different populations (from untrained individuals to elite athletes). For that purpose, empirical intervention studies are implemented. Another main research focus is talent development in different sports with the goal of enhancing different talent development pathways and of contributing to more fairness in talent selection processes. In this context, injury prevention studies in different sports, but mainly in alpine ski racing, are of utmost interest, in which the identification of different types of injuries and underlying injury risk factors and mechanisms are investigated. Additionally, high performance testing of youth and elite athletes of different types of sport are regularly performed. Another goal is to develop diverse training and testing devices for elite athletes. 

Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Martin Faulhaber

Univ.-Prof. Justin Lawley, PhD

Verena Menz, PhD

Keywords: high-intensity interval training (HIIT); high-intensity functional training (HIFT); exercise training in normoxia and hypoxia

Hendrik Mugele, PhD

Dean Ryan Perkins, PhD

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Christian Raschner

Keywords: talent development; performance testing; strength training; training & test device development

Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Lisa Steidl-Müller, PhD

Keywords: talent development; youth sport; injury prevention; injury risk factors; performance testing

  • MitoFit
  • Injury prevention project in youth alpine ski racing – INNjury
  • Training load and sleep in the context of injury and illness risk in youth ski racing (funded by the Förderkreis 1669 of the University of Innsbruck)
  • Talent development and injury prevention in alpine ski racing TIPAS (funded by the Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds)
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