Menz Verena

Name: Verena Menz, PhD


Phone number: +43 512 507 45885

Office location: PT-010 (Pulverturm)

Tutorial hours: by arrangement

Address: Fürstenweg 189, 6020, Innsbruck


Research area: Physiology of performance and prevention, Training science

Verena was born in1986 in Immenstadt im Allgäu, Germany. She studied sport science at the University in Innsbruck and completed her PhD in 2016 under the mentorship of Martin Burtscher. During this time, her research interests were mainly directed towards understanding the hematological adaptions to different forms of exercise training in normoxia and hypoxia, physical activity as therapeutic and preventive applications and effects of intermittent hypoxia on performance and health. She is a certified ski, strength training and track and field instructor and was a student member at the Board for Ethical Issues at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2018 she has a post-doctoral position at the University of Innsbruck.

  • Exercise physiology
  • Health promotion
  • Physical activity as therapeutic and preventive application
  • High-intensity interval training
  • High-intensity functional training
  • Sex differences in training adaptions

Teaching (ongoing):

  • Angewandtes Training (A)

Past courses:

  • VO Herzkreislauf Atmung
  • VO Spezifische Aspekte der Leistungsphysiologie
  • VU Angewandte Leistungsphysiologie (B)
  • SE Problemanalyse und Forschung in der Trainingswissenschaft
  • SE Seminar mit Bachelorarbeit
  • UE Ausdauertraining
  • UE Bewegungsspiele

Publications on Pubmed

All publications FLD

Highlighted publications:

Menz, V; Niedermeier, M; Stehle, R; Mugele, H; Faulhaber, M (2021): Assessment of Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Ski Mountaineering: A Laboratory-Based Study. In: International Journal of Environmental Research And Public Health

Menz, V; Marterer, N; Amin, SB; Faulhaber, M; Hansen, AB; Lawley, JS (2019): Functional Vs. Running Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Training: Effects on VO2max and Muscular Endurance. In: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine

Menz, V; Strobl, J; Faulhaber, M; Gatterer, H; Burtscher, M (2015): Effect of 3-week high-intensity interval training on VO2max, total haemoglobin mass, plasma and blood volume in well-trained athletes. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology

Menz, V; Philippe, M; Pocecco, E; Ruedl, G; Woldrich, T; Sommersacher, R; Burtscher, M (2019): The use of medication and alcohol in recreational downhill skiers: Results of a survey including 816 subjects in Tyrol. In: Journal of Science And Medicine In Sport

Menz, V; Semsch, M; Mosbach, F; Burtscher, M (2016): Cardiorespiratory Effects of One-Legged High-Intensity Interval Training in Normoxia and Hypoxia: A Pilot Study. In: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine

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