Publikationsliste der Abteilung Bewegungs- und Trainingswissenschaft



  • Tomalka, A., Röhrle, O., Han, J.-C., Pham T., Taberner, A.J., Siebert, T. (2019). Extensive eccentric contractions in intact cardiac trabeculae : revealing compelling differences in contractile behaviour compared to skeletal muscles. Proc Biol Sci, 286.  [link]
  • Seydewitz, R., Siebert, T., Böl, M. (2019). On a three‑dimensional constitutive model for history effects in skeletal muscles. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. [link]
  • Borsdorf, M., Tomalka, A., Stutzig, N., Morales-Orcajo, E., Böl, M., Siebert, T., (2019). Locational and Directional Dependencies of Smooth Muscle Properties in Pig Urinary Bladder. Frontiers in Physiology - Gastrointestinal Sciences 10.  [link]
  • Stutzig, N., Ryan, D., Wakeling, J.M., Siebert, T., (2019). Impact of transversal calf muscle loading on plantarflexion. J Biomech. [link] 
  • Ryan D, Stutzig N, Siebert T, & Wakeling JM. (2019). Passive and dynamic muscle architecture during transverse loading for gastrocnemius medialis in man. Journal of Biomechanics. (in press) [link]
  • Held, S, Siebert, T., Donath, L. (2019). Changes in mechanical power output in rowing by varying stroke rate and gearing.  European Journal of Sport Science. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2019.1628308.  [link]


  • Wick, C., Böl, M., Müller, F., Blickhan, R., Siebert, T., (2018). Packing of muscles in the rabbit shank influences three-dimensional architecture of M. soleus. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 83, 20-27. [link]
  • Siebert, T., Eb, M., Ryan, D.S., Wakeling, J.M., Stutzig, N., (2018). Impact of multidirectional transverse calf muscle loading on calf muscle force in young adults. Front Physiol. [link]
  • Morales-Orcajo, E., Siebert, T., Bol, M., 2018. Location-dependent correlation between tissue structure and the mechanical behaviour of the urinary bladder. Acta Biomater. [link]
  • Siebert, T., Stutzig, N., & Rode, C. (2018). A hill-type muscle model expansion accounting for effects of varying transverse muscle load. J Biomech 66, 57-62. [link]


  • Siebert T, Tomalka A, Stutzig N, Leichsenring K, Böl M (2017) Changes in three-dimensional muscle structure of rabbit gastrocnemius, flexor digitorum longus, and tibialis anterior during growth. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater (in press) [link]
  • Tomalka, A., Borsdorf, M., Böl, M., & Siebert, T. (2017). Porcine stomach smooth muscle force depends on history-effects. Frontiers in Physiology - Gastrointestinal Sciences. [link]
  • Christensen, K. B., Günther, M., Schmitt, S., & Siebert, T. (2017). Strain in shock-loaded skeletal muscle and the time scale of muscular wobbling mass dynamics. Scientific reports. [link]
  • Heidlauf, T., Klotz, T., Rode, C., Siebert, T., & Rohrle, O. (2017). A continuum-mechanical skeletal muscle model including actin-titin interaction predicts stable contractions on the descending limb of the force-length relation. PLoS Comput Biol, 13(10), e1005773. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005773 [link]
  • von Laßberg C, Schneid JA, Graf D, Finger F, Rapp W & Stutzig N. (2017). Longitudinal sequencing in intramuscular coordination: A new hypothesis of dynamic functions in the human rectus femoris muscle. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183204. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183204. [Link]
  • Tomalka A, Rode C, Schumacher J & Siebert T. (2017). The active force-length relationship is invisible during extensive eccentric contractions in skinned skeletal muscle fibres. Proc Biol Sci  284. [link]
  • Seydewitz R, Menzel R, Siebert T & Böl M. (2017). Three-dimensional mechano-electrochemical model for smooth muscle contraction of the urinary bladder. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. [link]
  • Moll K, Gussew A, Hein C, Stutzig N & Reichenbach JR. (2017). Combined spiroergometry and 31P-MRS of human calf muscle during high-intensity exercise. NMR in Biomedicine. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3723. (Epub ahead of print). [Link]
  • Stutzig N, Rzanny R, Moll K, Gussew A, Reichenbach JR & Siebert T. (2017). Interpretation of pH-heterogeneity in human muscle induced by neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 77(2):466. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26568 (Epub ahead of print). [Link]
  • Menzel R, Bol M & Siebert T. (2017). Importance of contraction history on muscle force of porcine urinary bladder smooth muscle. Int Urol Nephrol 49, 205-214. [link]
  • Stutzig N & Siebert T. (2017). Assessment of the H-reflex at two contraction levels before and after fatigue. Scand J Med Sci Sports 27, 399-407.[link]


  • Reinhardt L, Siebert T, Leichsenring K, Blickhan R & Böl M. (2016). Intermuscular pressure between synergistic muscles correlates with muscle force. J Exp Biol 219, 2311-2319. [Link]
  • Böl M, Leichsenring K & Siebert T. (2016). Effects of growth on muscle, tendon and aponeurosis tissues in rabbit shank musculature. Anat Rec (Hoboken). [link]
  • Funk S, Finke R, Zeh S, Siebert T & Puta C. (2016). Effects of a paraspinal-lumbar tape application during 7 days on the perceived area of tape contact. Physical Therapy in Sport., in press. [Link]
  • Stutzig N, Rzanny R, Moll K, Gussew A, Reichenbach JR & Siebert T. (2016). The pH-heterogeneity in human calf muscle during neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26329 (Epub ahead of print). [Link]
  • Rzanny R, Stutzig N, Hiepe P, Gussew A, Thorhauer HA & Reichenbach JR. (2016). The reproducibility of different metabolic markers for muscle fiber type distributions investigated by functional 31P-MRS during dynamic exercise. Zeitschrift für medizinische Physik. doi: 10.1016/j.zemedi.2016.06.006 (Epub ahead of print). [Link]
  • Siebert T, Kurch D, Blickhan R & Stutzig N. (2016). Does weightlifting increase residual force enhancement? Journal of Biomechanics 49(10), 2047-2052. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.017. [Link]
  • Rode C, Siebert T, Tomalka A & Blickhan R. (2016). Myosin filament sliding through the Z-disc relates striated muscle fibre structure to function. Proc R Soc B., 283. [link]
  • Siebert T, Rode C, Till O, Stutzig N & Blickhan R. (2016). Force reduction induced by unidirectional transversal muscle loading is independent of local pressure. J Biomech. 49, 1156-1161. [link]
  • Stutzig N & Siebert T. (2016). The reproducibility of electromyographical and mechanical parameters for the triceps surae during maximal and submaximal plantarflexions. Muscle & Nerve 53(3), 464-470. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/mus.24767. [Link]
  • Heidlauf T, Klotz T, Rode C, Altan E, Bleiler C, Siebert T & Rohrle O. (2016). A multi-scale continuum model of skeletal muscle mechanics predicting force enhancement based on actin-titin interaction. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. [link]


  • Siebert T, Leichsenring K, Rode C, Wick C, Stutzig N, Schubert H, Blickhan R & Bol M. (2015). Three-Dimensional Muscle Architecture and Comprehensive Dynamic Properties of Rabbit Gastrocnemius, Plantaris and Soleus: Input for Simulation Studies. PLoS ONE 10, e0130985. [link]
  • Nitzsche N, Stutzig N, Walther A & Siebert T. (2015). Effects of Plyometric Training on Rock'n'Roll Performance. International Journal of Kinesiology & Sport Science, 3(4), 8-15. doi:10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.3n.4p.8. [Epub ahead of print]. [Link]
  • Hochstein, S., Rauschenberger, P., Weigand, B., Siebert, T., Schmitt, S., Schlicht, W., Převorovská, S. & Maršík, F. (2015): Assessment of physical activity of the human body considering the thermodynamic system, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2015.1076804. [link]
  • Stutzig N, Zimmermann B, Buesch D & Siebert T. (2015). Analysis of game variables to predict scoring and perfomance levels in elite men's volleyball. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 15(3), 816-829. [in press]
  • Weihmann T, Reinhardt L, Weissing K, Siebert T & Wipfler B. (2015). Fast and Powerful: Biomechanics and Bite Forces of the Mandibles in the American Cockroach Periplaneta americana. PLoS ONE 10, e0141226. [link]
  • Böl M, Leichsenring K, Ernst M, Wick C, Blickhan R & Siebert T. (2015). Novel microstructural findings in M. plantaris and their impact during active and passive loading at the macro level. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 51, 25-39. [link]
  • Morl F, Siebert T & Haufle D. (2015). Contraction dynamics and function of the muscle-tendon complex depend on the muscle fibre-tendon length ratio: a simulation study. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. DOI: 10.1007/s10237-015-0688-7   [link]
  • Stutzig N & Siebert T. (2015). Muscle force compensation among synergistic muscles after fatigue of a single muscle. Human Movement Science, 42, 273-287. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2015.06.001 [link]
  • Böl M, Ehret AE, Leichsenring K & Ernst M. (2015). Tissue-scale anisotropy and compressibility of tendon in semi-confined compression tests. J Biomech 48, 1092-1098. [link].
  • Stutzig N. & Siebert T. (2015). Influence of joint position on synergistic muscle activity after fatigue of a single muscle head. Muscle & Nerve 51(2), 259-267. doi: 10.1002/mus.24305 [link]
  • Hahner J, Hinüber C, Breier A, Siebert T, Brünig H & Heinrich G. (2015). Adjusting the mechanical behavior of embroidered scaffolds to lapin anterior cruciate ligaments by varying the thread materials. Textile Research Journal, 1-14, online first, DOI: 10.1177/0040517514566107. [link].


  • Hochstein S. & Blickhan R. (2014) Body movement distribution with respect to swimmer’s glide position in human underwater undulatory swimming. Human Movement Science, 38, 305–318. [link]
  • Siebert T., Till O., Stutzig N., Günther M. & Blickhan R. (2014). Muscle force depends on the amount of transversal muscle loading. J Biomech 47, 1822-1828. [link]
  • Hiepe P, Herrmann KH, Gullmar D, Ros C, Siebert T, Blickhan R, Hahn K & Reichenbach JR. (2014). Fast low-angle shot diffusion tensor imaging with stimulated echo encoding in the muscle of rabbit shank. NMR Biomed 27, 146-157. [link]
  • Donath L, Siebert T, Faude O & Puta C. (2014). Correct, fake and absent pre-information does not affect the occurrence and magnitude of the bilateral force deficit. J Sports Sci Med 13, 439-443. [link]
  • Till O., Siebert T., Blickhan R. (2014). Force depression decays during shortening in the medial gastrocnemius of the rat. J Biomech 47, 1099-1103. [link]
  • Böl, M., Ehret, A.E., Leichsenring, K., Weichert, C., Kruse, R. (2014). On the anisotropy of skeletal muscle tissue under compression. Acta Biomaterialia. Doi:  [link]
  • Pacholak, S., Hochstein, S., Rudert, A. & Brücker, C. (2014, in press) Unsteady flow phenomena in human undulatory swimming: a numerical approach. Sports Biomechanics, 13(2), 176-194. [link]
  • Siebert T, Till O & Blickhan R. (2014). Work partitioning of transversally loaded muscle: experimentation and simulation. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 17, 217-229 [link]


  • Hiepe, P., Herrmann, K. H., Gullmar, D., Ros, C., Siebert, T., Blickhan, R., et al. (2013). Fast low-angle shot diffusion tensor imaging with stimulated echo encoding in the muscle of rabbit shank. NMR Biomed. DOI: 10.1002/nbm.3046 [link].
  • Scharschmidt R, Stutzig N & Derlien S. (2013). Effects of conservative therapy for women with postnatal incontinency. Physikalische Medizin, Rehabilitationsmedizin, Kurortmedizin 23, 1-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1357158 [link]
  • Schenk P, Siebert T, Hiepe P, Gullmar D, Reichenbach JR, Wick C, Blickhan R & Bol M. (2013). Determination of three-dimensional muscle architectures: validation of the DTI-based fiber tractography method by manual digitization. J Anat. Doi: 10.1111/joa.12062. [link]
  • Böl M, Leichsenring K, Weichert C, Sturmat M, Schenk P, Blickhan R & Siebert T. (2013). Three-dimensional surface geometries of the rabbit soleus muscle during contraction: input for biomechanical modelling and its validation. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. Doi: 10.1007/s10237-013-0476-1. [link]


  • Siebert T, Günther M & Blickhan R. (2012a). A 3D-geometric model for the deformation of a transversally loaded muscle. J Theor Biol 298, 116-121. [link]
  • Morl F, Siebert T, Schmitt S, Blickhan R & Gunther M. (2012). Electro-mechanical delay in Hill-type muscle models. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 12,18 pages. Doi: 10.1142/S0219519412500856. [link]
  • Böl M, Schmitz A, Nowak G & Siebert T. (2012). A three-dimensional chemo-mechanical continuum model for smooth muscle contraction. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 13C, 215-229. [link]
  • Ostermann S, Herbsleb M, Schulz S, Donath L, Berger S, Eisentrager D, Siebert T, Muller HJ, Puta C, Voss A, Gabriel HW, Koch K & Bar KJ. (2012). Exercise Reveals the Interrelation of Physical Fitness, Inflammatory Response, Psychopathology, and Autonomic Function in Patients With Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. Doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbs085. [link]
  • Stutzig N, Siebert T, Granacher U & Blickhan R. (2012). Alteration of synergistic muscle activity following neuromuscular electrical stimulation of one muscle. Brain Behav 2, 640-646. [link]
  • Böl M, Kruse R, Ehret AE, Leichsenring K & Siebert T. (2012). Compressive properties of passive skeletal muscle-The impact of precise sample geometry on parameter identification in inverse finite element analysis. J Biomech 45, 2673-2679. [link]
  • Muller R, Siebert T & Blickhan R. (2012). Muscle Preactivation Control: Simulation of Ankle Joint Adjustments at Touchdown During Running on Uneven Ground. J Appl Biomech 28, 718-725. [link]
  • Maas R, Siebert T & Leyendecker S. (2012). On the relevance of structure preservation to simulations of muscle actuated movements. Biomech Model Mechanobiol 11, 543-556. [link]
  • Voelzke M*, Stutzig N*, Thorhauer HA & Granacher U. (2012). Promoting lower extremity strength in elite volleyball players: Effects of two combined training methods. J Sci Med Sport 15(5), 457-462. (*authors contributed equally to this work) [link]

2011 und älter

  • Hochstein, S, Blickhan, R (2011) Vortex re-capturing and kinematics in human underwater undulatory swimming. Human Movement Science, 30(5), 998–1007. [link]
  • Siebert T, Weihmann T, Rode C, Blickhan R (2010) Cupiennius salei: biomechanical properties of the tibia–metatarsus joint and its flexing muscles. J comp Physiol B 180, 199-209. [link]
  • Till O, Siebert T & Blickhan R. (2010). A mechanism accounting for independence on starting length of tension increase in ramp stretches of active skeletal muscle at short half-sarcomere lengths. J Theor Biol266, 117-123. [link]
  • Rzanny R, Stutzig N, Gussew A, Burmeister HP, Kaiser WA, Thorhauer HA & Reichenbach JR. (2010). Monitoring training-induced metabolic adaptations in the M. gastrocnemius of volleyball players by 31P-MRS. IFMBE proceedings 25, 453-456. [link]
  • Thorhauer HA, Michel S, Stutzig N, Hoffmann L, Werner F. (2010). Muscle control at fatigue-induced pre-impact in strength training. The German Journal of Sports Science. 40(3), S. 182-190. [link]
  • Günther M, Grimmer S, Siebert T, Blickhan R. (2009) All leg joints contribute to quiet human stance: A mechanical analysis. J Biomech. 42, 2739-2746. [link]
  • Rode C, Siebert T & Blickhan R. (2009). Titin-induced force enhancement and force depression: a 'sticky-spring' mechanism in muscle contractions? J Theor Biol259, 350-360. [link]
  • Rode C, Siebert T, Herzog W, & Blickhan R (2009). The effects of parallel and series elastic components on the active cat soleus force-length relationship. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 9(1), 105-122. [link]
  • Till O, Siebert T, Rode C & Blickhan R. (2008). Characterization of isovelocity extension of activated muscle: a Hill-type model for eccentric contractions and a method for parameter determination. J Theor Biol255, 176-187. [link]
  • Siebert T, Rode C, Herzog W, Till O, Blickhan R (2008) Nonlinearities make a difference: comparison of two common Hill-type models with real muscle. Biol Cybern 98 (2), 133-143. [link]
  • Siebert T, Sust M, Thaller S, Tilp M, Wagner H (2007) An improved method to determine neuromuscular properties using force laws – From single muscle to applications in human movements. Human Movement Science26, 320-341. [link]
  • Wagner H, Siebert T, Ellerby DJ, Marsh RL, Blickhan R (2005) ISOFIT - A model-based method to measure muscle-tendon properties simultaneously. Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 4,10-19. [link]
  • Siebert T, Wagner H & Blickhan R (2003) Not all oscillations are rubbish: Forward simulation of quick-release experiments. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 3(1), 107-122. [link]
Bücher / Buchbeiträge
  • Siebert T & Rode C. (2014). Computational modeling of muscle biomechanics. In Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System, 1st edn, ed. Jin Z, pp. 173-243. Woodhead Publishing / Elsevier, Amsterdam. [link]

  • Siebert T & Blickhan R. (2011). Biomechanik - vom Muskelmodell bis zur angewandten Bewegungswissenschaft, vol. 219. Feldhaus-Verlag, Hamburg. [link]