June 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (CEST)

Competitive sport? Yes – but healthy! The science behind good practice

Stuttgart Science Festival

June 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (CEST)

On 28 June at Stuttgart Rathaus, the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Stuttgart will be demonstrating how competitive athletes can use scientific methods to protect themselves from unhealthy stress and strain. World championships, the Olympic Games or international tournaments – competitive sport drives athletes to their limits. It often takes years to reach the top and athletes need to protect themselves from injury and strain. The department determines the individual athletic capacity of the athletes in order to define their own personal limits.

Scientists will be demonstrating a computer-supported breath analysis on an ergometer to show how metabolic efficiency can be used develop the perfect training regime.

Injuries to the body and joints (particularly the knees and ankles) are common in competitive sport. Even simple movements cause considerable force that impacts the joint structures. The sport scientists will introduce biomechanical methods for researching injuries where the forces measured are many times one’s own body weight. How do the muscles react to this? Examples of effective preventative measures will also be given, to aid healthy competitive sport.

Rathaus Stuttgart
Mittlerer Sitzungssaal
Marktplatz (M) 1
70173  Stuttgart
University of Stuttgart, Department of Sport and Exercise Science
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