• Welcome to the Chair of Training and Movement Science

    We conduct research and teach courses on sports and the fundamentals of human movement from the perspective of the natural sciences. Learn more about us on this Website!

  • Our Mission

    To investigate mechanisms that determine neuromuscular performance and how exercise can affect these mechanisms. With this knowledge, we develop innovative exercise interventions in health and disease.

  • Sensorimotor Performance Lab

    The SPL serves as a center for fundamental research and intervention studies, that address the prevention and treatment of major degenerative conditions associated with physical inactivity and aging as well as the optimization of athletic performance.

  • Teaching lab

    The teaching lab is one example of our innovative hands on teaching approach. Here students work with state of the art measurement processes, conduct exemplary experiments and learn to answer research questions by means of self-collected data. Thus, they experience the science of human movement and understand the link between theoretic knowledge and experiment.


Training and Movement Science: New publication on inactivity

The article "How to prevent the detrimental effects of two months of bed-rest on muscle, bone and cardiovascular system: an RCT" was published in "Scientific Reports".

The study investigated the effects of a short intensive jump training program as a countermeasure to inactivity during two months of bedrest. The results show that the low-volume, high-intensity jump training protocol used in the study was very effective despite its very short duration (three minutes of exercise per training...

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