- Hessische Hochschule für Polizei und Verwaltung
- Experte für Ausdauersport und Wearables
- Koordinator Spitzensport an der HfPV
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zinner promovierte 2013 an der Deutschen Sporthochschule in Köln zum Thema „Hochintensives Ausdauertraining“. Nach einem einjährigen Auslandsaufenthalt am Swedish Wintersport Research Center in Östersund, er arbeitete dann am Institut für Sportwissenschaft der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Der Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit liegt im Bereich der angewandten Trainingswissenschaft. Hier erforscht er zum einen den Einfluss von unterschiedlichen Trainingsreizen auf die Leistungsfähigkeit von Athleten und zum anderen Faktoren neuromuskulärer Ermüdung während sportlicher Belastung. Zusätzlich ist Zinner Leistungsdiagnostiker verschiedener Athleten und Mannschaften im Spitzensport.
- University of Police and Administration Hessen
- Expert on Endurance Sports and Wearables
- Coordinator of Elite Sports at the HfPV
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zinner is professor of Sport Science at the Institute of Sport at the University of Applied Sciences for Police and Administration of Hesse in Wiesbaden. He finished his diploma studies in sport sciences with focus on “Training and Performance” in 2009 and received his PhD in sport science about the effects of high intensity interval training at the same university in 2013 both at the German Sport University Cologne. After being post-doc for one year at the Midsweden University in Östersund (Sweden) he worked at the Department of Sport Science at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg between the years 2015-2017. His scientific focus lies in the field of exercise physiology and training science. In the last five years he works with the students of police in Wiesbaden and is involved in several projects in the Hessian Police related to performance and health.
The demands to law enforcement officers and tactical forces have increased over the last years. Essential physical tasks during daily duties for officers working on the streets or tactical forces during duties are manifold. Walking, running, jumping, climbing, as well as lifting, pulling, pushing, and self-defense are only some important tasks. Hence, not only strength and endurance are important factors during training, but several additional essential components of physical fitness such as cardiorespiratory fitness, power, speed, and agility are required and have to be considered. To execute these daily tasks effective and accurate a standout level of performance in one of these physical skills is not appropriate, but a more balanced level is recommended. Thus, professionals need fitness programs that are designed with a multifactorial approach to be prepared for those possible incidents during daily duty.