Felix Wachholz

Name: Wachholz Felix, P.hD..

Email: felix.wachholz@uibk.ac.at 

 Address: Fürstenweg 189, 6020, Innsbruck

Faculty: Sports Science

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7421-9852

Research group: Biomechanics

About the person - Research interests - Teaching - Publications    

About the person:

Felix Wachholz was born 1991 in Bad Aibling near by Rosenheim in Germany. He started studying “Sportmanagement” 2011 in Innsbruck and made his bachelor’s degree in 2014. Afterwards he started a 6-month internship at adidas AG in Herzogenaurach, Germany and started studying “Sport science” 2015 after returning to Innsbruck. He received a “Leistungsstipendium” in 2016 and graduated 2017 and began his doctoral studies in the Neurophysiology-Group of Prof. Dr. Peter Federolf in the same year. During this time, he was granted by the University of Innsbruck and received a “Doktoratsstipendium aus der Nachwuchsförderung” from 2017 to 2019. Besides working in the scientifically field, he is a certified climbing-, track & field- and ski-instructor. Moreover, he works as lecturer for different sports organisations like the “Bundessportakademien” or the “Sportunion Tirol” teaching sports biology and theoretical and practical training science.

Research interests:

Motor control

How the human body adapts motor control in different situations is one of my main research interests. Underlying mechanisms are still topic to debate and new methodological approaches offer new insights in how we as human beings alter consciously or unconsciously our behavior during different situations, e.g. while performing dual-task or after disturbance of the postural control system.

Human movement science

Variability and human movement are connected due to the vast amount of possible degrees of freedom in our movements. Although this is no new finding, research keeps exploring this field of research and still reveals new insights and mechanisms. I’m interested in applying new methods to these known questions and try to help deepen the understanding of ongoing mechanisms.


Teaching at the Institute for Sports Science in Innsbruck (ongoing):

  • SE Seminar mit Bachelorarbeit - Sportmanagement
  • UE Leichtathletik

Full publications:


Highlighted publications:

Wachholz, F., Tiribello, F., Mohr, M., van Andel, S. & Federolf, P. (in Review).

‘Adolescent awkwardness’: Alterations in Temporal Control Characteristics of Posture with Maturation and the Relation to Movement Exploration. Brain sciences.

Wachholz, F., Tiribello, F., Promsri, A. & Federolf, P. (2020).

Should the minimal intervention principle be considered when investigating dual-tasking effects on postural control?. Brain sciences, 10(1), 1.

Wachholz, F., Kockum, T., Haid, T., & Federolf, P. (2019).

Changed Temporal Structure of Neuromuscular Control, Rather Than Changed Intersegment Coordination, Explains Altered Stabilographic Regularity After a Moderate Perturbation of the Postural Control System. Entropy, 21(6), 614.

Antretter, M., Färber, S., Immler, L., Perktold, M., Posch, D., Raschner, C., Wachholz, F. & Burtscher, M. (2019).

The Hatfield-System versus the Weekly Undulating Periodised Resistance Training in trained males: Effects of a third mesocyle. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(3), 599-607.

Antretter, M., Färber, S., Immler, L., Perktold, M., Posch, D., Raschner, C., Wachholz, F. & Burtscher, M. (2018).

The Hatfield-system versus the weekly undulating periodised resistance training in trained males. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 13(1), 95-103.

Doix, A.C., Wachholz, F., Marterer, N., Immler, L., Insam, K., Federolf, P. (2018). 

Is the cross-over effect of a unilateral high-intensity leg extension influenced by the sex of the participants? Biology of sex differences, 9(1), 29.

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