Thomas Finkenzeller

Thomas Finkenzeller
University of Salzburg · Department of Sport and Exercise Science

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Introduction
Thomas Finkenzeller currently works at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Salzburg. Thomas does research in Sport Psychology. His most recent publication is 'Effects of physical stress in alpine skiing on psychological, physiological, and biomechanical parameters: An individual approach'

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Alpine skiing is an attractive winter sport that often includes mental and physical demands. Since skiing is often done for several hours, fatigue processes occur that might lead to action errors associated with a higher risk of accidents and injuries. The aim of this study was to investigate the timing of changes in subjective, physiological, and...
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Subjective vitality describes the positive feeling of experiencing physical and mental energy, which can lead to purposive actions, but no German instruments exist with action-oriented verbiage: This work supports the development and modification of already existing German Subjective Vitality Scales and provides further evidence for its psychometri...
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Background Performing multiple high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions in a compressed period of time (approximately 7–14 days) is called a HIIT shock microcycle (SM) and promises a rapid increase in endurance performance. However, the efficacy of HIIT-SM, as well as knowledge about optimal training volumes during a SM in the endurance-tra...
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Running is among the most popular sporting hobbies and often chosen specifically for intrinsic psychological benefits. However, up to 40% of runners may experience exercise-induced dyspnoea as a result of cascading physiological phenomena, possibly causing negative psychological states or barriers to participation. Breathing techniques such as slow...
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In the present study the time course of frontal midline theta (Fmtheta) during the aiming period in rifle shooting was investigated. Experts (n=8) and novices (n=10) had to shoot repeatedly while EEG was recorded, and the time course of Fmtheta during the aiming period was significantly different between the two groups, showing a steady increase of...
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CISS welcomes and encourages articles addressing a broad range of topics across sport science which include but is not limited to genetic, biological, physical, physiological, psychological, pedagogical, sociological, environmental, policy among other aspects. In this editorial, we highlight several topics of interest for each of our sections withi...
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Book of Abstracts of the 18th Congress of the Austrian Sports Science Society (ÖSG) - Sport-Wissen schaf[f]t Praxis
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The design fluency test (DFT) has been reported to predict successful sports performance of soccer players and has therefore been in the spotlight of sport psychology research. There is, however, a lack of research regarding the psychometric properties of the DFT in elite sports. Thus, the aim of this research was to provide findings of test–retest...
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BACKGROUND: This research focused on differences in reaction time performance prior to and immediately after an incremental exhaustive treadmill-running task of female and male youth national team players. Physical exertion was expected to be a stressor that would evoke different ways of coping with a subsequent choice reaction task. The data were...
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The present study examined the effect of 4 physical-load conditions on interference control throughout a period of 45 min. A sample of 52 sport students was assigned to either a no, a low, an alternating low to moderate, or a moderate physical-load condition. A modified Eriksen-flanker task was administered in the preexercise period, 7 times during...
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This study examined the influence of physical exercise on the relation between shooting accuracy and the phase of the cardiac cycle in which the shot is fired. Thirteen experienced biathletes (8 females, mean age 17 years) fired from the standing position at rest and right after a submaximal exercise on a bicycle ergometer. Shooting accuracy and th...
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This article aims to (1) describe the study design of a six year follow up multidisciplinary research project on ageing, (2) report the psychosocial characteristics of the sample in detail, and (3) evaluate ageing‐related changes of health, physical activity, and psychosocial characteristics in 10 young‐old (age at pre‐test: M ± SD = 63.2 ± 1.5) an...
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Maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max) and muscle mass decreases with age. The loss of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength is accelerated with physical inactivity and has well‐documented consequences for morbidity and all‐cause mortality. Participation in exercise training programs will improve one or more of the cardio‐metabolic risk factors, b...
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This study analyzes long‐term changes in muscle strength, muscle architecture and patellar tendon mechanical properties in a specific sample of physically active elderly people. Twenty‐two participants were re‐examined from a former 12 week long skiing intervention study: 11 from the intervention group (IG: 7 ♀, 4 ♂; 67 ± 3 years) and 11 from the c...
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The paper focusses on long term changes in parameters of self‐perception (i.e. physical self‐concept, self‐esteem, and self‐efficacy), physical activity, and its relationship to physical fitness of healthy and active old adults. The sample of 22 physically active and healthy elderly (age Mt1=66.00) originates in an earlier skiing intervention study...
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This article aims to analyse long‐term changes in cognitive performance and psychophysiological stress regulation in a specific sample of 10 young‐old (age at pre‐test: M ± SD = 63.2 ± 1.5) and 12 old‐old (age at pre‐test: M ± SD = 69 ± 2) persons possessing a high psychosocial status and a physically active lifestyle. Psychophysiological parameter...
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Purpose The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a maximal physical load on cognitive control in twelve well-trained males focusing on the time course of changes in a 15 min post-exercise interval. Methods Prior to and three times after an incremental cycle ergometer task until exhaustion, behavioural performance and neurophysiological c...
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The biathlon, an Olympic sporting discipline that combines cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship, entails considerable physiological demands, as well as fine motor control while shooting after intense exercise and under mental pressure. Although much of our knowledge about cross-country skiing is probably also applicable to the biathlon, car...
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Objectives: Past research has indicated the significance of Executive Functions (EF) in several sports. According to the cognitive skill transfer hypothesis, training in specific cognitive tasks may have beneficial effects on related but untrained tasks. Considering the differing cognitive demands of several sports, differences in EF between sport...
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The implementation of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques to improve sports performance is getting more and more popular. There are, however, practical and ethical concerns about the benefits of using NIBS in sports psychology. Two studies on the efficacy of two specific NIBS devices, AVWF®method and OGIRO®Modulation, were conducted, a...
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This study explored the influence of sub-maximal cardiovascular load on electroencephalographic (EEG) activity preceding biathlon shooting. Frontal-midline theta and alpha power were examined to assess monitoring processes and cortical inhibition, respectively. Thirteen experienced biathletes (mean age: 17years; 5 males, 8 females) fired sets of fi...
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This study focused on the psychological and quality of life aspects of resuming alpine skiing practice after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in elderly skilled skiers. Two data pools were used in order to analyze psychological states: (a) at the beginning, at the end, and 8 weeks after a 12-week skiing intervention; and (b) concerning diurnal variati...
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Team handball is a complex sport game that is determined by the individual performance of each player as well as tactical components and interaction of the team. The aim of this review was to specify the elements of team-handball performance based on scientific studies and practical experience, and to convey perspectives for practical implication....
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Background: Chronic pain is not a pure physiological, but rather a subjective, complex, multidimensional phenomenon. Although origin and causes of chronic non-specific low back pain symptoms are widely unknown, there exists a variety of treatment modalities. Objective: This article compared 4 different treatment interventions/therapies for chronic...
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Background: Resistance training has become a mainstay of exercise training in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, it remains controversial whether hypertrophy resistance training (HRT) is superior to endurance resistance training (ERT) with regard to its effects on glycaemic control, muscle mass and strength. Methods: Thirty-two patients w...
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Focused attention is of utmost importance for self-paced tasks, such as golf. Heart rate variability (HRV) is seen as a potential measurement of attention in aiming sports. The aim of this study is to examine whether HRV parameters of golf experts (n = 12), advanced golfers (n = 12), and novices (n = 11) differ during the execution of the putt and...
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The aim of this study was to monitor the long-term effects of skiing on the health-related parameters of older individuals. This paper describes the overall study design and the intervention phase. The study utilized a randomized control group design consisting of an intervention group (n=27; age: 67.5 ± 2.8 years) and a control group (n=20; age: 6...
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The purpose of this study was to assess whether a guided alpine skiing intervention lasting 12 weeks has an impact on psycho-social dimensions, measured by subjective assessments, of individuals who are 60+ years of age. A number of well-established questionnaires were used to measure well-being, life satisfaction, self-concept, health status, depr...
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This study determined the effects of a skiing intervention lasting 12 weeks on the psycho-physiological reactivity to and recovery from mental stressors in individuals who are 60+ years of age. In accordance with the cross-stressor hypothesis, it was assumed that a skiing intervention optimizes psycho-physiological pre-conditions for coping with st...
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This investigation examined the relations between physical self-concept and physical fitness (endurance, balance, muscle strength, muscle power) for gaining knowledge about the interrelationship between subjective ratings and objective fitness scores in the elderly in three steps: (1) detecting correlations and changes in time, (2) clarifying the i...
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Zusammenfassung. Das Elektroenzephalogramm (EEG) ist ein geeignetes Instrument, um diejenigen bioelektrischen Vorgän-ge zu untersuchen, die kognitiven Prozessen oder emotionalen Zuständen zugrunde liegen, welche fundamentale Prozesse im Sport darstellen. Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, die methodischen Möglichkeiten der Elektroenzephalographie in bewe...
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Eine der großen Faszinationen der Sportpsychologie besteht in der Erforschung der Wechselwirkung von psychischem Geschehen und physischen Vorgängen. Dies regt Grundlagenforschung, etwa im Bereich der Neuropsychologie, der Informationsverarbeitung, der Wahrnehmungs- und Gedächtnisforschung, ebenso an, wie es die Anwendung der Erkenntnisse in der Pra...
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Angewandte Sportpsychologie, insbesondere im Leistungssport, zielt unter anderem darauf ab, die individuellen psychischen Leistungsvoraussetzungen von Sportlern zu optimieren, das soziale Umfeld mitzugestalten und präventive Maßnahmen für die bio-psycho-soziale Gesundheit und Leistungsfähigkeit zu setzen.
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Psychological assessment is a central component of applied sport psychology (Taylor & Wilson, 2005). Questionnaires, performance and stress tests assessing physiological reactions usually are applied separately. Nevertheless the three-system approach promotes the integration of physiological data with verbal reports and overt behaviour (Hugdahl, 19...
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Schlüsselwörter: EEG, maximum strength, photic driving, shooting, Fmθ Electroencephalography (EEG) has been the primary technique to investigate bioelectrical processes of the brain employed in sports. It allows the study of sport-related motor tasks as well as the preparation periods in closed skill sports, such as shooting (Lawton et al., 1998)....

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As the Editorial Team (Günter Amesberger, Thomas Finkenzeller, Florian Heilmann, Franziska Lautenbach, and Sabine Wuerth) we want to introduce the Research Topic, "Executive Functions in Sports," and we would like to invite potential authors to participate in the Topic. The aim of this Research Topic is to publish original articles and reviews that address, as a central element, aspects related to the main topic of "executive functions and sport, physical exercise and activity". Methodological approaches can be broad and include quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. The focus group includes the entire life span, people from different walks of life, and people with different skills and abilities in the motor and cognitive domains. Therefore, we aim to pool a wide range of studies with different theoretical and methodological approaches considering different populations. We cordially invite you to submit manuscripts that make a conceptual, methodological, empirical, or related contribution to this Research Topic. We encourage you to submit papers on the following topics: (a) Relationship between motor competence and/or fundamental motor skills and components of executive functions (inhibition, shifting, and working memory) (b) Short-term effects of specific types of exercise and sports on components of executive functions (c) Chronic effects of specific types of exercise and sports on components of executive functions (d) Relationships between components of executive functions and sports performance (e) Sport-specific diagnostics of components of executive functions (f) Psychophysiological research on the relationship between exercise and sport and components of executive functions (g) Other topics related to physical activity /sport and executive functions We would be delighted if you could submit a contribution to the topic mentioned. We look forward to hearing from you in due course. Best regards, Günter Amesberger, Thomas Finkenzeller, Florian Heilmann, Franziska Lautenbach and Sabine Wuerth
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The TexSense project is dedicated to researching the integration of textile sensor technology into workwear and sportswear. Meaningful vital and movement parameters of users are to be identified and recorded. A textile-integrated sensor network close to the body takes over the collection and evaluation of the data in real time. Based on mathematical models, threshold values are determined to keep performance, well-being and cognitive performance at a high level for as long as possible. In this way, users should be transferred from a state of discomfort back to a state of comfort and their performance should be maintained in the long term. In addition, the project explores how the use of smart textiles can enable a data-driven product development process. By using existing smart textile products, loads on the musculoskeletal system in everyday life are made measurable under realistic conditions. Overloads can thus be detected and counteracted by appropriate modifications to the product. The sensor configurations and models developed in the research project will be scientifically validated.
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The purpose of this project is to improve the experience of running through breath. This is an exploration of breathing strategies and scientific evidence to improve ventilation during running, with the goal of making running more accessible and enjoyable for all.