Sport science

The latest measurement methods help us to make precise statements and identify opportunities for optimisation. If you have any issues relating to prevention, performance optimisation and the different analysis options, we will be happy to provide you with step-by-step support.

The best solution approaches often emerge during personal conversations. We are happy to take the time to discuss your personal concerns and develop an individual plan to enable you to achieve your goals.

Many cyclists, be they professionals or ambitious recreational cyclists, suffer from strain-related complaints or are looking to find their optimum riding position in terms of aerodynamics and power transmission. Using the 3D motion capture system from Retül, the crossklinik offers an advanced analysis to determine the dynamic riding position. Body angles can be measured and shown to the cyclist within a matter of seconds. This means that changes made to the riding position can be measured immediately to check whether the cyclist is closer to achieving their optimum position.

An analysis of your riding position includes the following steps:

  • 1. We begin by recording your goals, medical history and the amount of training you do, etc.
  • 2. We then check your general mobility, the strength of your core muscles and any differences between the sides of your body.
  • 3. Only then do we move to the bike and start to analyse your riding position. We look at the position of the cleats, the height and angle of the saddle, as well as the handlebars and stem. The full analysis takes around 90 minutes.
  • 4. We finish by measuring your bike with the current settings. You are given a copy of the report containing the measurement data so that you can configure your bike correctly in the future.

People who enjoy sports and exercise frequently suffer from pain due to abnormal biomechanical stress and overuse. Pain in the knees, Achilles tendons and feet are particularly prominent. Common triggers for such problems can be mechanical axis malalignment or awkward movement patterns. A biomechanical running and gait analysis enables us to identify possible causes of such symptoms and develop corrective measures.

Performance diagnostics is an important part of successful and targeted training. It forms the basis for individual training control and can be interesting for those who like to keep active in their spare time as well as for competitive athletes.

Performance diagnostics includes a multitude of test options. The two most common tests include the lactate test and the measurement of maximum oxygen uptake (spiroergometry). Which test is carried out depends on the issue at hand. If you are interested in determining your current performance and in training recommendations based on this result, we recommend that you take a lactate test. If you are purely interested in determining your endurance capacity, the measurement of your maximum oxygen uptake is useful. We can also answer questions relating to energy supply using spiroergometry.

An active lifestyle can have a lasting positive effect on our overall health. We offer a health check to identify any personal health risks. Depending on your objectives and questions, a package of various investigations is put together, then evaluated and discussed with you. This ensures that you know exactly what you need to work on to reduce your weaknesses.

Possible investigations:

  • Medical screening
  • Blood analysis and electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Body fat measurement using callipers
  • Functional prevention screening
  • Lung function test
  • Endurance test

A stable core, balanced strength and a certain amount of mobility are important if you are to practise any sport successfully without sustaining injuries. This is because depending on the sport, the risk of injury to certain structures is increased. These particular structures can be tested and assessed with a sport-specific screening in the areas of strength, flexibility and functionality. Existing imbalances and deficits can be identified early and possible injuries or overuse can be prevented.
This type of prevention screening is not only essential in top-level and high-performance sports, but also recommended for recreational and amateur athletes.

Our service:

  • SpartaNova prevention screening: The screening is compiled according to the particular sport that you practice and lasts between 60 and 120 minutes. The data is evaluated immediately after the screening so that we can discuss your results with you in detail. In addition, the SpartaNova online platform will provide you with a personalised training programme.

We are the right place to come if you have any questions at all concerning your training. We will create a personal training plan for you for both endurance and strength training, which is adapted to your individual needs, your strengths and weaknesses and the time you have available for training. We use a web-based platform, which provides the athlete with access to the training sessions we have planned. This means that there is a constant exchange of information between the trainer and the athlete and enables the training to be planned and adapted in a targeted manner. The athlete can decide how close they want this contact to be – a 1:1 personal trainer is an option. Any cooperation always begins with a personal conversation, during which objectives, training commitment etc. is discussed.

The best solution approaches often emerge during personal conversations. We are happy to take the time to discuss your personal concerns and develop an individual plan to enable you to achieve your goals.