Multi-Centre Project: REGman (funded by the German Institut of Sports Science, BISp)

Whats the best recovery strategies vor athletes? 

Within elite sports it is very important that athletes are able to recover quickly. Nowadays effective recovery strategies are increasingly important due to an increase in congested competition scheduling and high training loads. Thus, many German Sports Federations as well as the German Olympic Association startet to emphasize on optimal recovery. However, at the same time ther eis still a lack of scientific recommendations on the best recovery strategy for an individual athlete. 

Due to this lack of research the German Sport Science Institute (BISp) in Bonn advertised a multi-centre research grant on practical and scientifc recommendations for optimal recovery management. Thogether with the Ruhr-University in Bochum and the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine succesfullt applyed for this grant. 

The REGman team consists of internationally known scientists from several disciplins including medicine, psychology and sport science.  The leading resrahcers ar Prof. Tim Meyer from Saarland University, Prof. Mark Pfeiffer from the University in Mainz as well as Prof. Alexander Ferrauti and Prof. Michael Kellmann both from the Ruhr-University in Bochum. The project was initially funded for 4 years with an overall amount of 1.4 Millio Euros and included more then 10 single studies which were conducted in close collaboration with elite athletes, Olympic training centres and several sports federations. 

The REGman project was recently extended and will now be further funded by the BISp until 2020. The desicion was based on both scientific and applied needs. Indeed, several sports federations and coaches empahsized on the need for individualisation of recovery as well as load monitoring. Therefore, the current phase is focusing on different individualisational approaches of recovery techniques and training laod monitoring. 


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Questions & Informations

Dr. Sabrina Skorski (PhD)
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