THE TRAINING LOAD ON THE VESTIBULAR APPARATUS AFTER RAPID ROTATIONAL MOVEMENTS

  • Falk Naundorf
  • Jürgen Krug
Keywords: somersault rotation, control of balance, posturography, vestibular apparatus, dynamometric measurement, diving

Abstract

Using the ”somersault simulator” we have studied the influence of rotational movements for the vestibular apparatus. These rotations are important for diving, trampoline and gymnastics. The control of balance were used for operationalisation the vestibular load. Different aspects were studied, the influence for balance control, the importance of the visual control, and the adaptation of the athletes in longer period of training in the somersault simulator. With the specially developed software we analysed the postural sway. We distinguished between a period of regulation and a period of stability. Differences between the data of these periods were demonstrated. After several experiments we transferred our experiences with rotational load and balance measurement in a test for age-group divers with positive response from the practitioners.