Scientists will help wheelchair athletes to improve training methods


Employees of the Department of Sport and Health Tourism, Sports Physiology and Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and the boccia (a competitive sport in the Paralympic Games) team of the Tomsk Region are starting to implement a joint project to study the characteristics of the muscles of the hand involved for wheelchair athletes at the time of the throw. The scientists plan to use the data obtained to develop a new methodology for the training process.

- The athletes with whom we will work have only working hands or one hand, - says Anastasia Kabachkova, an assistant professor at the Faculty of Physical Education. - Despite this, people have a fairly high level of physical activity. In the course of laboratory studies, we will monitor the mechanism of work and blood circulation of the muscles of the active arm at the time of the throw and compare them with the processes that occur in the nonworking limb.