Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seiberl

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seiberl
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seiberl


2011 promovierte Wolfgang Seiberl an der Technischen Universität München mit Auszeichnung im Fachbereich Biomechanik. In seiner Postdoc-Phase mit Forschungsaufenthalten am Human Performance Laboratory (HPL, University of Calgary), widmete sich Dr. Seiberl der Neuromechanik der menschlichen Muskulatur. Im Jahr 2019 wurde ihm von der Technischen Universität München die Venia Legendi für das Fach Sportwissenschaft verliehen. Aktuell vertritt Wolfgang Seiberl die Professur für Bewegungswissenschaft an der Universität der Bundeswehr München.


Neuromuskuläre Funktionsmechanismen des menschlichen Muskel-Sehnen-Komplex

  • „History dependence“ muskulärer Krafteigenschaften
  • Analyse sportlicher Bewegungsmuster
  • Evaluation präventiver und rehabilitativer Maßnahmen am muskuloskelettalen System


  • Kontraktile, elastische und neuronale Mechanismen der muskulären Leistungssteigerung im Dehnungs-Verkürzungs-Zyklus. (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)


Topic Editor für Frontiers in Physiology:

Research Topic: The Stretch-shortening Cycle of Active Muscle and Muscle-tendon Complex: What, Why and How It Increases Muscle Performance?




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Journals (peer reviewed)

  • Fortuna R, Goecking T, Seiberl W, and Herzog W. (2019). Force depression following a stretch‐shortening cycle depends on the amount of residual force enhancement established in the initial stretch phase. Physiol Rep, 2019, 7(16), e14188.
  • Seiberl, W., Jensen, E., Merker, J., Leitel, M., & Schwirtz, A. (2018). Accuracy and precision of loadsol® insole force-sensors for the quantification of ground reaction force-based biomechanical running parameters. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-10.
  • Fortuna R, Kirchhuebel H, Seiberl W, Power GA, Herzog W. (2018). Force depression following a stretch-shortening cycle is independent of stretch peak force and work performed during shortening. Scientific Reports. 2018;8:1534.
  • Windisch S., Hahn D., Seiberl W., Schwirtz A. (2017). "Physiological responses and energy contributions to firefighting in extreme temperatures do not compare to firefighting in temperate conditions". Frontiers in Physiology. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00619
  • Fortuna R., Groeber M., Seiberl W., Power G.A., Herzog W. (2017). Shortening-induced force depression is modulated in a time- and speed-dependent manner following a stretch–shortening cycle. Physiological Reports, 5(12), e13279-n/a. doi:10.14814/phy2.13279
  • Paternoster FK, Hahn D., Stöcker F., Schwirtz, A. and Seiberl W. (2017). Oxygen consumption of gastrocnemius medialis muscle during submaximal voluntary isometric contractions with and without preceding stretch. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 4674. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04068-y
  • Windisch, S., Seiberl, W., Schwirtz, A., & Hahn, D. (2017). “Relationships between strength and endurance parameters and air depletion rates in professional firefighters”. Scientific Reports, 7, 44590. doi:10.1038/srep44590
  • Seppel, G., J. E. Plath, C. Völk, W. Seiberl, S. Buchmann, S. Waldt, A. B. Imhoff and S. Braun (2016). "Long-term Results After Arthroscopic Repair of Isolated Subscapularis Tears." The American Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1177/0363546516676261
  • Seiberl W., Hahn D., Paternoster F. K. (2016). Reduced activation in isometric muscle action after lengthening contractions is not accompanied by reduced performance fatigability. Scientific Reports, 6, 39052; doi:10.1038/srep39052
  • Fortuna R., Power G. A., Mende E., Seiberl W. & Herzog W. (2016). Residual force enhancement following shortening is speed-dependent. Scientific Reports, 5, 21513; doi:10.1038/srep2151
  • Paternoster F. K., Seiberl W., Hahn D. & Schwirtz, A. (2016). Residual force enhancement during multi-joint leg extensions at joint- angle configurations close to natural human motion. Journal of Biomechanics. doi:
  • Seiberl W., Power G.A., Herzog W. and Hahn D. (2015). "The stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) revisited: residual force enhancement contributes to increased performance during fast SSCs of human m. adductor pollicis." Physiological Reports 3(5): no. e12401.
  • Seiberl W., Power G.A., Hahn D. (2015). "Residual force enhancement in humans: Current evidence and unresolved issues". Review. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 25(4): 571-580.
  • Karg M, Seiberl W, Kreuzpointner F, Haas JP, Kulic D. (2015). „Clinical Gait Analysis: Comparing Explicit State Duration HMMs Using a Reference-Based Index.” IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2015; 23:319-31.
  • Schmidt S., Seiberl W. & Schwirtz A. (2015). Influence of different shoulder-elbow configurations on steering precision and steering velocity in automotive context. Applied Ergonomics, 46 Pt A, 176-83.
  • Plath J. E., Seiberl W., Beitzel K., Minzlaff P., Schwirtz A., Imhoff A. B. and Buchmann S. (2014). "Electromyographic activity after latissimus dorsi transfer: testing of coactivation as a simple tool to assess latissimus dorsi motor learning." Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, 23, 1162-70.
  • Seiberl W., Paternoster F., Achatz F., Schwirtz A. and Hahn D. (2013). "On the relevance of residual force enhancement for everyday human movement." Journal of Biomechanics 46(12): 1996-2011.
  • Seiberl W., Hahn D., Herzog W., Schwirtz A. (2012) "Feedback controlled force enhancement and activation reduction of voluntarily activated quadriceps femoris during sub-maximal muscle action”. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Volume 22, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 117-123.
  • Hahn D., Olvermann M., Richtberg J., Seiberl W., Schwirtz A. (2011). Knee and ankle joint torque-angle relationships of multi-joint leg extension. Journal of Biomechanics, 44(11), 2059-65.
  • Seiberl W., Hahn D., Kreuzpointner F., Schwirtz A., Gastmann U. (2010). Force enhancement of m. quadriceps femoris in vivo and its dependence on stretch-induced muscle architectural changes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26, 3, August, p. 256-264
  • Hahn D., Seiberl W., Schmidt S., Schweizer K., Schwirtz A. (2010). Evidence of residual force enhancement for multi‐joint leg extension. Journal of Biomechanics, 43(8), p. 1503-8.
  • Hahn D., Seiberl W., Schwirtz A. (2007). Force enhancement during and following muscle stretch of maximal voluntarily activated human quadriceps femoris. European Journal of Applied Physiology 100(6): 701-9.