Training and Exercise Science
Faculties of RUB » Faculty of Sport Science


staff

Name Room Phone E-Mail Consultation hours Position
Prof. Dr. Alexander Ferrauti SW 1.055 +49 (0)234 3222451 Mon., 13:00 - 14:00 Scientific Director
Heike Wiehe-Bilda SW 1.051 +49 (0)234 3228950 Mon. - Thu, 09:00 - 12:00 Secretary
Sarina Echterhoff SW 1.051 +49 (0)234 3228950 Mon. & Thu., 08:00 - 12:00 Secretary
Dr. Jennifer Kappenstein SW 1.081 +49 (0)234 3226982 b.a. Lecturer
Dr. Florian Hanakam SW 1.081 +49 (0)234 3226982 Wed., 10:30 - 11:30 Lecturer
Dr. Alexander Ulbricht SW 1.079 +49 (0)234 3225969 b.a. Research Assistant
Dr. Thimo Wiewelhove SW 1.079 +49 (0)234 3225969 b.a. Lecturer
Dr. Fadi Zaizafoun SW 1.079 +49 (0)234 3225969 b.a. Research Assistant
Christian Raeder SW 1.085 +49 (0)234 3222965 b.a. Research Assistant
Alexander Döweling SW 1.043 +49 (0)234 3229166 b.a. Research Assistant
Janina Fett SW 1.043 +49 (0)234 3229166 b.a. Research Assistant
Christoph Schneider SW 1.085 +49 (0)234 3222965 b.a. Research Assistant

Fields of Research:

TESTING & TRAINING IN BALL GAMES
The focus is on development, evaluation and standardization of specific performance tests for ball games. Among other things, a specific test battery for diagnostics of the soccer goalkeeper performance was developed. Moreover, the effectiveness of training interventions (e.g. high-intensity endurance training and functional athletic training) is evaluated for the sports games.

ENDURANCE & STRENGTH TRAINING
In the field of endurance training we work with aspects of recreational sports (e.g. the influence of music on motivation and performance) and competitive sports (e.g. the optimization of pre competition warm-up). In the area of strength training we investigate the effects of eccentric strength training and we develop training intervention programs for throwing and hitting power of the upper extremity.

EXERCISE SCIENCE IN CHILDHOOD
Metabolic short and long term effects as well as the stress tolerance of aerobic and anaerobic training loads in children are examined. High-resolution methods of 31P-MRS are used to determine details of skeletal muscles metabolics in children compared to adults. The results lead to age related intervention programs for school and competitive sports.

TALENT RESEARCH
The physical and motor development of young athletes of German youth squad athletes in different sports in the age from under 12 under 18 is monitored. Accompanying sociological and training-relevant data are documented. The sports basketball and tennis are currently in the spotlight. Retrospectively talent sensitive and selection-relevant criteria are detected.

MANAGEMENT OF RECOVERY IN SPORTS
The aim of this multicentre and long-term project REGman is to develop evidence-based recovery strategies after different sport-specific conditions. To avoid imbalances between training load and stress tolerance a systematic research on recovery offers future perspectives.