Getting sufficient daily exercise is crucial for good health. Today, however, most people don’t get enough of it. But there is also an increasing trend to overdo it, especially among amateur athletes.

From the very beginning, the team management took special care to monitor and guide the athletes’ physical preparation. Only a good balance between physical strain and monitored regeneration together with a tailor-made diet allows for a sensible and effective physical training. This way, improvements in performance can be achieved with the aid of a balanced metabolism and without causing harm to the functioning and natural aging processes of the human organism.

Initially, the athletes were trained according to a basic endurance approach. The next steps led from interval training to increased development methods. Now their (energy-saving, deeper) intrinsic muscle groups are strengthened with the aid of specific Redcord exercise, with a special view to stabilising the torso muscles. This method is generally offered and recommended by physiotherapists to ensure a healthy vertebral column.

The Shaolin Qi Gong approach, based on the teachings of Shaolin master Shi Yan Liang of the 34th generation of Shaolin monks, endows the athletes with the necessary skills to handle their energy balance. Edith Huber, one of the students of the great representative of the Austrian Shaolin school, teaches the participants how to let their energies flow.

The aim of this preparation is to guide the athletes through the strain of the challenge and avoid serious harm to their organ systems.