Athletic Training

Athletic training adapted to sport specific requirements (e.g., skiing) Specific and functional training through asymmetric joint angles (due to inclined ground) and forces (due to strength bands attached from ankles to hips).

Quality and Functionality

High quality training needs to be specifically adapted to the athlete's needs, goals, conditions, and given schedules. A holistic approach incorporates regeneration and nutrition, and considers all fields of training (e.g., technique, strength, endurance, stability).

Choosing the proper methodical approach with meaningful scheduling is the key to every successful strength and endurance training. Functionality and performance can be improved most effectively through training measures considering the main characteristics of the target movement (range of motion, angular velocities, motional asymmetries...).

Stability training is not only useful for prophylaxis and therapy after injuries but also for performance enhancement. Stability training can be performed in ways 1) to improve the transferability of strength abilities to complex movements and 2) to stabilise movements and performance against external interference.

 

Activities

I focus on high level athletic training (functional strength, endurance, and stability) across sports disciplines. My studies taught me to analyse and comprehend the mechanisms behind human motion (whether it may be familiar or new to me) and to identify performance determining characteristics that are relevant for training. Since the beginning of 2016, I deliver athletic training and sport scientific consulting to world class rowers.

 

My competences include:

  • functional performance training
  • strength, endurance, and stability
  • sport scientific consulting
  • diagnostics
  • distance planning and consulting
  • preparation for competitions

Dr. Philip X. Fuchs         University of Salzburg, Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein, Austria         philip.fuchs@sbg.ac.at         +43 (0)680 2459 225