Centre for Elite Sports Research (SenTIF)

Research areas


With SenTIF’s interdisciplinary perspective on research, where motor learning, biomechanics and physiology are integrated, we are developing elite sports knowledge which goes beyond the traditional research approach of solely investigating one of the latter areas. Our research is based on fundamental issues within SenTIF’s main research areas.

Our research is organized so that next to continuous research, we can spontaneously act on extraordinary requests from the practical sports environment. The center thus plays an important role for sports on both a regional and on a national level.

Current research themes:

Optimization of technique, physical capacity and training in the world's best cross country skiers, biathletes, Nordic combined athletes and cyclists

Sports requirements, technique and physiological responses of Paralympic athletes in Nordic skiing and ice sledge hockey, with a special focus on the effects of disability and adapted equipment on achieving high-level performance

Balance, posture and movement techniques used by the world's best ski jumpers and Nordic combined athletes

Muscular workload, energy consumption and training adaptations during whole body, lower body and upper body work – implications for training and performance

Test development in team sports – understanding sport-specific requirements and effects of different types of training

Coaching and psychological aspects related to elite sports