German champion 2014 thanks to TOGU

Jonas Plass, 400 m runner, is impressed with the Jumper® double, Blackroll Ball, MyBall with actisan®. This is his report: I hadn’t been home a week from my training camp in South Africa when I had unbelievable pain under the ball of my right foot. My groin operation was just 4 months ago. After 3…

Creativity and innovation

Creativity and innovation: These are the driving forces in the over 50-year company history of TOGU. In 1956 the brothers Toni and Gust Obermaier won an inventors prize for the implementation of an idea that was both simple and ingenious: To make a ball out of a single piece. In a pot on the stove…

Adding fun to training!

The current German Trial Master and multiple junior World Champion Raphael Pils gains first experience on the bike balance board and is obviously having fun. Moving on the bike balance board feels the same as on your bike. Just like a mountain bike, it is steered by the body. Depending on your current level of…

Relaxed Neck when Travelling and on the Beach

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist A long drive, plane trip or wrong sitting position during a train ride… And there it is: the “stiff neck“! Who hasn’t experienced it. Particularly during the holiday season – the most beautiful time of the year – we suffer from neck tension and tight upper back muscles. Adverse…

The Vestibular System

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist The human inner ear is divided into two parts: the vestibular system and the cochlea. Together with the eyes and the superficial and deep sensibility, the vestibular system, also called organ of equilibrium, serves to maintain our balance. The reception of all impressions that are received through the receptors…

Prien cycle race on 01.06.2014

The traditional cycle race will take place on Sunday (June 1st, 2014) in Prien am Chiemsee. From 3 pm, 18 elite racing cyclists from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany will race for first place on the 600 m long race track. Amongst them six derny pacemakers. We wish all riders the best, especially…

The cervical spine syndrome

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist Cervical syndrome or cervical spine syndrome are umbrella terms for aches and pains in the neck area. The most common symptoms are muscle and neck pains, migraine headaches, impaired vision, and difficulties swallowing, which can all develop into much more than just headaches and muscle tension. These symptoms are…

Fasciae Fitness

Text: Gabi Fastner Healthy fasciae are: – Elastic – Supple – Strong – Resilient There are many reasons why fasciae can become weakened: – Too much stress – Lack of exercise – Inflammations – Scarring – Ageing Some training tips You should train your fasciae one to three times a week using a selection of…

OS Functional Training

Author: Matthias Keller, OS Institute The term “Functional Training” is becoming more and more a buzzword in the sports and fitness scene. Numerous groups and disciplines have integrated Functional Training over the past years, and added it to their concepts. As a result, many exercises, progressions, and variations have been created. New equipment has been…

Bursa – Bursitis

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist The human body contains over 150 fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae synoviales. These are located primarily in parts of the body that are under continuous stress, like joints, but also  in areas, where skin, tendons, or muscles come into direct contact with bone. A bursa serves as a damper…