Performance diagnostics endurance

University of Salzburg

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

The systems used in this Core Facility study physiological parameters that are influenced by training. It is both about preventive aspects of endurance training as well as performance enhancing in popular and elite sports. Essential devices used for this research are: HP - Cosmos treadmill for ergometries (also suitable for wheelchair users); Cosmed spirometry for the analysis of respiratory gases; k4b2 for mobile respiratory gas analysis; Bicycle ergometer for ergometry; Monark Peak Bike for anaerobic performance diagnostics, heart rate monitor Suunto; 12 channel ECG, skin fold measuring system (Caliper) and bioimpedance meter for body composition determination; Biosen for the determination of lactate and glucose, Reflotron for the determination of creatine kinase, urea and other parameters that can be obtained by means of dry chemistry.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Erich Müller

Research Services

Combination of strength and endurance training regimes to enhance sport-specific performance
Target groups: untrained subjects with and without risk factors, high performance athletes
Trainability and Exercise Modes (Stamina vs. Strength vs. Combined vs. Successive)
Trainability and dose-response
Trainability and genotype
Analysis of respiratory thresholds
Physical fitness test battery and childhood obesity

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Dry chemical measurements for the determination of creatine kinase and urea; Enzymatic amperometric measurement method for the determination of glucose and lactate from whole blood; Bioimpedance measurement to determine fat content, muscle mass and water balance of a person; Wingate test over 30 seconds to determine anaerobic endurance capacity; Breath to breath measurement to calculate oxygen uptake at rest and during increasing load

Prof. Dr. Erich Müller
Interfakultärer Fachbereich für Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaft
0043 0662 8044 4851
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Olympic Center Salzburg
Go for Marathon - Wirkung eines einjährigen Ausdauertrainings auf die aerobe Fitness bei Erwachsenen. Dosis - Wirkungs - Betrachtung
Ring-Dimitriou (IFFB), Stadlmann (IFFB), Paulweber (Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin) , Müller (IIFB)

Salzburg together against Obesity - Projekt SALTO
Ring-Dimitriou (IFFB), Weghuber (Universitätskinderklinik, PMU Salsburg), Freudenthaler (IFFB), Aistleitner (Projektmanagement), Horvath (Diätologin)

Zentraal - Modul Fitness
Ring-Dimitriou (IFFB), Schneider (Sakzburg Resarch), Jungreitmaier (IFFB)

Paracelsus Studie P10
Paulweber, Iglseder, Trinka und Studnicka (Universitätsklinik für Geriatrie-Lead), Ring-Dimitriou (IFFB)

A new appraisal to isocaloric endurance training – energy expenditure, substrate utilization and psychological demands in modern endurance training
2014- laufend
Stöggl (IFFB), Wahl (Uni Köln)

Physiologische und biomechanische Analyse des Skibergsteigens
2015- laufend
Stöggl (IFFB), Schiefermüller (IFFB), Bauer (IFFB), Stadlmann (IFFB), Lindinger (IFFB), Triska (Uni Wien), Tschan (Uni Wien)
Specific circulating phospholipids, acylcarnitines, amino acids and biogenic amines are aerobic exercise markers.
Felder TK, Ring-Dimitriou S, Auer S, Soyal SM, Kedenko L, Rinnerthaler M, Cadamuro J, Haschke-Becher E, Aigner E, Paulweber B, Patsch W.
J Sci Med Sport 2017;20:700–705.

Grade and speed have greater influence on HR and RPE than ability, sex, and age in alpine skiing.
Seifert J, Stöggl T, Scheiber P, Heizinger E, Müller E.
J Sports Sci 2017;35:419–425.

Specific physiological and biomechanical performance in elite, sub-elite and in non-elite male team handball players.
Wagner H, Fuchs PX, von Duvillard SP.
J Sports Med Phys Fitness58:73–81.

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: More Accurate Than Heart Rate for Monitoring Intensity in Running in Hilly Terrain.
Born DP, Stöggl T, Swarén M, Björklund G.
Int J Sports Physiol Perform 2017;12:440–447.

High Intensity Interval Training Leads to Greater Improvements in Acute Heart Rate Recovery and Anaerobic Power as High Volume Low Intensity Training.
Stöggl TL, Björklund G.
Front Physiol 2017;8:562.

The pacing strategy and technique of male cross-country skiers with different levels of performance during a 15-km classical race (LP Ardigò, Ed.).
Welde B, Stöggl TL, Mathisen GE, Supej M, Zoppirolli C, Winther AK, Pellegrini B, Holmberg HC.
PLoS One 2017;12:e0187111

Strength and mobilization training within the first week following total hip arthroplasty.
Matheis C, Stöggl T.
J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018;22:519–527.

Effects of Increased Loading on In Vivo Tendon Properties.
Med Sci Sport Exerc 2015;47:1885–1895.

Are Sport-Specific Profiles of Tendon Stiffness and Cross-Sectional Area Determined by Structural or Functional Integrity? (C Egles, Ed.).
Wiesinger HP, Rieder F, Kösters A, Müller E, Seynnes OR.
PLoS One 2016;11:e0158441.

Sport-Specific Capacity to Use Elastic Energy in the Patellar and Achilles Tendons of Elite Athletes.
Wiesinger HP, Rieder F, Kösters A, Müller E, Seynnes OR.
Front Physiol 2017;8:132.

Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): effects on strength and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Pötzelsberger, B., Stöggl, T., Lindinger, S. J., Dirnberger, J., Stadlmann, M., Buchecker, M., Müller, E.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
25 Suppl 2(Suppl 2), 16–25.

Alpine Skiing Improves Copper Imbalance in Untrained Middle-aged Subjects: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Aigner E., Niederseer D., Patsch W., Datz C., Müller E., Niedbauer J.
Exp Clin Cardiol Vol, 20 (1): 428-438

How do elite cross-country skiers adapt to different double poling frequencies at low to high speeds?
Lindinger S.J., Holmberg H.C.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 111 (6): 1103–1119
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-010-1736-8

Can alternating lower body negative and positive pressure during exercise alter regional body fat distribution or skin appearance?
Löberbauer-Purer E., Meyer N.L., Ring-Dimitriou S., Haudum J., Kässmann H., Müller E.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 112 (5): 1861–1871
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-2147-1

Salzburg Skiing for the Elderly Study: influence of alpine skiing on aerobic capacity, strength, power, and balance
Müller E., Gimpl M., Kirchner S., Kröll J., Jahnel R., Niebauer J., Niederseer D., Scheiber P.
Scand J Med Sci Sports, 21 Suppl 1: 9–22
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01337

Salzburg Skiing for the Elderly Study: study design and intervention--health benefit of alpine skiing for elderly
Müller E., Gimpl M., Poetzelsberger B., Finkenzeller T., Scheiber P.
Scand J Med Sci Sports, 21 Suppl 1: 1–8
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01336

Salzburg Skiing for the Elderly Study: changes in cardiovascular risk factors through skiing in the elderly
Niederseer D., Ledl-Kurkowski E., Kvita K., Patsch W., Dela F., Mueller E., Niebauer J.
Scand J Med Sci Sports, 21 Suppl 1: 47–55
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01341

Ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation improves pulsatile arterial hemodynamics: a pilot trial
Pfob M., Mürzl N., Müller E., Eber B., Weber T.
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 164: 220–227
DOI: 10.1007/s10354-014-0284

Does genetic variation in PPARGC1A affect exercise-induced changes in ventilatory thresholds and metabolic syndrome?
Ring-Dimitriou S., Kedenko I., Feichtinger R.G., Steinbacher P., Stoiber W., Felder T., Müller E., Kofler B., Paulweber B.
Journal of Exercise Physiology online, 17 (2): 1–18
ISSN 1097-9751

Exercise modality and physical fitness in perimenopausal women
Ring-Dimitriou S., Steinbacher P., von Duvillard S.P., Kaessmann H., Müller E., Sänger A.M.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 105: 739–747
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-008-0956-7

Nine months aerobic fitness induced changes on blood lipids and lipoproteins in untrained subjects versus controls
Ring-Dimitriou S., von Duvillard S.P., Paulweber B., Stadlmann M., Lemura L.M., Peak K., Mueller E.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 99: 291–299
PMID: 17186304

Changes in physical fitness in moderately fit adults with and without the use of exercise telemetry monitors.
Ring-Dimitriou S., von Duvillard S.P., Stadlmann M., Kinnunen H., Drachta O., Müller E., Laukkanen R., Hamra J., Weeks S., Peak K.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 102: 505–513
PMID: 18026864

Physiologic responses of older recreational alpine skiers to different skiing modes
Scheiber P., Krautgasser S., von Duvillard S.P., Müller E.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 105: 551–8
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-008-0934-0

Polarized training has greater impact on key endurance variables than threshold, high intensity, or high volume training
Stöggl T., Sperlich B.
Front Physiol, 5: 1–9
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00033

Impact of Carrying a Rifle on Physiology and Biomechanical Responses in Biathletes
Stöggl T., Bishop PHMWS & Holmberg H.C.
Med Sci Sports Exerc, 47(3):617-24
DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000438

Repeated high intensity bouts with long recovery: are bicarbonate or carbohydrate supplements an option?
Stöggl T., Torres-Peralta R., Cetin E., Nagasaki M.
ScientificWorldJournal, 145747
DOI: 10.1155/2014/145747

Testing game based performance in team-handball
Wagner H., Orwat M., Hinz M., Pfusterschmied J., Bacharach D.W., Petelin von Duvillard S., Müller E.
J Strength Cond Res, 2: 175–180
DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000580