Balance Training

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist To be in equilibrium, to find balance is both prerequisite for and goal of a life of well-being and contentment. Those in equilibrium have created a good foundation, no matter if they set their goals in their profession, family or favourite sport. The good news is: You can train…


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The Healthy Training Programme

The concept of “Healthy Training” is the result of a collaborative effort between TOGU and medical specialists What is the best way for me to lose weight? What exercises should I do to get my back, knee, and hip problems under control? How do I train specific muscle groups? And most importantly: How can I…

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…

Deep (autochthonous) back musculature

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist Back musculature means the skeletal muscles in the back area (dorsum). From an evolutionary standpoint, we can distinguish between two types of muscles. Firstly, the muscles located directly along the spinal column, and secondly muscle groups that have branched out in a secondary system across the back. The autochthonous…

Meniscus & Sports

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist There are two menisci located in a human knee joint. The medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus. These halfmoon-shaped pieces of cartilage are located between the femur and tibia, and have very important tasks to fulfil in the knee joint. They act as shock absorbers and distribute pressure. They…

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…

Knee Stability – The Cruciate Ligaments

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist The ligament system of the knee joint consists of the cruciate ligaments, the medial collateral ligament, and lateral collateral ligament. The cruciate ligaments have their name from the fact that they cross over at the centre of the knee joint. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are important stabilisers…

Flexibility

Flexibility is a basic motoric attribute, as are endurance, strength, and speed. The flexibility of a joint describes the ability for extensive or optimum range of movement. We further differentiate between general flexibility and specific flexibility, or mobility, that is specific to a certain type of sport. Excellent flexibility depends on a number of parameters:…

Joint Stability

by Denise Müller, Grad. Sports Scientist   Increasing physical inactivity in children, teenagers, but also in adults and older people has been a topic of importance for years. How does this inactivity and passivity manifest itself in the human body in terms of the joints and their susceptibility to injury? Jumping and running on various…