Cold Application in Training and Competition presents studies and results which prove that cold application has a positive influence on the athlete’s performance and regeneration ability. Based on the results of international studies, and considering the control mechanisms and principles of thermoregulation, the effects of cold application should be utilized in training and competition.
Professor Dr. Sandra Ückert got her Ph.D. in Sports Science from the University of Münster and completed her post-doctoral studies at the Technical university of Dortmund in Sports Science and Sport Physiology. From 2009-2012, she was Head of the Department of Olympic Training Centers and Young Competitive Sports at the German Olympic Sports Association. Since April 2012, she is Professor of Sports Science and Dean of the Faculty of Sports Science at the H:G-university of Health & Sport and member of the Presidium of the Athletics Association of Berlin (BLV).