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  1. To evaluate (1) the feasibility of an audit-feedback intervention to facilitate sports science journal policy change, (2) the reliability of the Transparency of Research Underpinning Social Intervention Tiers ...

    Authors: Harrison J. Hansford, Aidan G. Cashin, Matthew K. Bagg, Michael A. Wewege, Michael C. Ferraro, Sina Kianersi, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Sean P. Grant, Elaine Toomey, Ian W. Skinner, James H. McAuley, Hopin Lee and Matthew D. Jones
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:101
  2. Blended care interventions combine therapeutic guidance with digital care. Current research results show the promising role of the blended care approach in clinical care. This new way of delivering health care...

    Authors: Vivien Hohberg, Reinhard Fuchs, Markus Gerber, David Künzler, Sarah Paganini and Oliver Faude
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:100
  3. Anterior knee pain (AKP) is one of the most common conditions to bring active young patients to a sports injury clinic. It is a heterogeneous condition related to multiple causative factors. Compared to the ge...

    Authors: Riccardo D’Ambrosi, Amit Meena, Akshya Raj, Nicola Ursino and Timothy E. Hewett
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:98
  4. Ageing affects metabolic flexibility, although physical status could influence this relationship. This cross-sectional study aims to describe and analyse the metabolic flexibility/inflexibility in a group of a...

    Authors: Jordi Monferrer-Marín, Ainoa Roldán, Pablo Monteagudo, Iván Chulvi-Medrano and Cristina Blasco-Lafarga
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:97
  5. Undulatory underwater swimming (UUS) has become an integral component of the start and turn phases in competitive swimming allowing higher velocities than can be achieved swimming at the surface. An understand...

    Authors: Rani West, Anna Lorimer, Simon Pearson and Justin W. L. Keogh
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:95
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in healthcare towards telehealth delivery, which presents challenges for exercise physiology services. We aimed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the re...

    Authors: Patrick J. Owen, Shelley E. Keating, Christopher D. Askew, Kelly M. Clanchy, Paul Jansons, Ralph Maddison, Andrew Maiorana, Jenna McVicar, Suzanne Robinson and Niamh L. Mundell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:94
  7. The consumption of yerba mate (YM), a source of antioxidants, in a fasted state increases fatty acid oxidation (FATox) during low–moderate-intensity exercise and improves performance in high-intensity exercise. H...

    Authors: Thaiana C. Krolikowski, Fernando K. Borszcz, Vilma P. Panza, Laura M. Bevilacqua, Sarah Nichele, Edson L. da Silva, Renata D. M. C. Amboni, Luiz G. A. Guglielmo, Stuart M. Phillips, Ricardo D. de Lucas and Brunna C. B. Boaventura
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:93
  8. Military populations, including fast jet aircrew (FJA - aka fighter aircrew/pilots), commonly suffer from musculoskeletal complaints, which reduce performance and operational capability. Valid surveillance too...

    Authors: James Wallace, Peter Osmotherly, Tim Gabbett, Wayne Spratford, Theo Niyonsenga and Phil Newman
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:92
  9. The risk of injury in adolescent handball is high, and shoulder and knee injuries are among the most frequent and burdensome. The Swedish Knee Control programme reduced the risk of anterior cruciate ligament inju...

    Authors: Martin Asker, Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén, Henrik Källberg and Eva Skillgate
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:91
  10. As type 2 diabetes remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, identifying the most appropriate preventive treatment early in the development of disease is an important public health matter. In general...

    Authors: Katherine A. Collins, Leanna M. Ross, Cris A. Slentz, Kim M. Huffman and William E. Kraus
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:90
  11. There is growing understanding of mental health needs in elite athletes, but less is known about the mental health of coaches and support staff who work within elite sport settings. This study examined the pre...

    Authors: Vita Pilkington, Simon M. Rice, Courtney C. Walton, Kate Gwyther, Lisa Olive, Matt Butterworth, Matti Clements, Gemma Cross and Rosemary Purcell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:89
  12. Flexibility is an important component of physical fitness for competitive and recreational athletes. It is generally suggested that flexibility training should start from childhood (6–11 years of age) to optim...

    Authors: Olyvia Donti, Andreas Konrad, Ioli Panidi, Petros C. Dinas and Gregory C. Bogdanis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:88
  13. Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are useful in monitoring running and alerting running-related injuries in various sports settings. However, the quantitative summaries of the validity and reliability of the m...

    Authors: Ziwei Zeng, Yue Liu, Xiaoyue Hu, Meihua Tang and Lin Wang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:86
  14. Movement variability is defined as the normal variations in motor performance across multiple repetitions of a task. However, the term “movement variability” can mean different things depending on context, and...

    Authors: Jake Cowin, Sophia Nimphius, James Fell, Peter Culhane and Matthew Schmidt
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:85
  15. Bilirubin is a potent endogenous antioxidant and immunomodulating substance, which is also implicated in both cell signalling and various metabolic pathways. Mild elevation of systemic bilirubin concentrations...

    Authors: Jana Woronyczová, Miroslava Nováková, Martin Leníček, Miloš Bátovský, Emil Bolek, Renata Cífková and Libor Vítek
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:84
  16. There is a paucity of data on cardiovascular sequelae of asymptomatic/mildly symptomatic SARS-Cov-2 infections (COVID).

    Authors: Laurent Chevalier, Hubert Cochet, Saagar Mahida, Sylvain Blanchard S, Antoine Benard, Tanguy Cariou, Soumaya Sridi-Cheniti, Samy Benhenda, Stéphane Doutreleau, Stéphane Cade, Sylvain Guerard, Jean-Michel Guy, Pascale Trimoulet, Stéphane Picard, Bernard Dusfour, Aurelie Pouzet…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:83
  17. Scientific and public interest in the potential ergogenic effects of sodium alginate added to a carbohydrate (CHO) beverage has increased in the last ~ 5 years. Despite an extensive use of this technology by e...

    Authors: Shaun Sutehall, Borja Muniz-Pardos, Andrew Bosch and Yannis Pitsiladis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:82
  18. No previous systematic review has quantitatively compared the effects of resistance training, endurance training, or concurrent training on hormonal adaptations in children and adolescents. Objective was to ex...

    Authors: Daniel Jansson, Ann-Sofie Lindberg, Elena Lundberg, Magnus Domellöf and Apostolos Theos
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:81
  19. The aim of this work was to investigate the serum amino acid (AA) changes after a breath-hold diving (BH-diving) training session under several aspects including energy need, fatigue tolerance, nitric oxide (N...

    Authors: Danilo Cialoni, Andrea Brizzolari, Nicola Sponsiello, Valentina Lancellotti, Gerardo Bosco, Alessandro Marroni and Alessandra Barassi
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:80
  20. Many elite athletes have suboptimal sleep duration and efficiency, potentially due to factors that may impact sleep onset and offset times. Variability in sleep onset and offset may negatively influence sleep....

    Authors: Shona L. Halson, Rich D. Johnston, Laura Piromalli, Benita J. Lalor, Stuart Cormack, Gregory D. Roach and Charli Sargent
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:79
  21. Physical effort in sports practice is an important trigger for urinary incontinence (UI). Among high-impact sports, all track and field events require continuous ground impacts and/or abdominal contractions th...

    Authors: Elena Sonsoles Rodríguez-López, María Barbaño Acevedo-Gómez, Natalia Romero-Franco, Ángel Basas-García, Christophe Ramírez-Parenteau, Sofía Olivia Calvo-Moreno and Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:78
  22. The individual determinants of food choice have been extensively investigated in the general population, but there have been limited studies in athletes. A better understanding of the food making decisions can...

    Authors: Fiona E. Pelly, Rachael L. Thurecht and Gary Slater
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:77
  23. While exercise training (ET) is an established tool in heart failure (HF), no research to date has analysed the efficacy of ET in both preserved (HFpEF) and reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction phenotypes across ...

    Authors: Jamie J. Edwards and Jamie M. O’Driscoll
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:76
  24. Breaststroke is a technically complex stroke characterised by discontinuous propulsive phases, large intracyclic velocity variation and low mean velocity. The performance of this stroke at an elite level is in...

    Authors: Emily Nicol, Simon Pearson, David Saxby, Clare Minahan and Elaine Tor
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:75
  25. Patellar tendinopathy is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems associated with sport. While commonly perceived as a predominantly male problem, recent epidemiological studies revealed that it also af...

    Authors: Camilla Mondini Trissino da Lodi, Maria Paola Landini, Emanuela Asunis and Giuseppe Filardo
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:74
  26. Attempts to better understand the relationship between training and competition load and injury in football are essential for helping to understand adaptation to training programmes, assessing fatigue and reco...

    Authors: Aritra Majumdar, Rashid Bakirov, Dan Hodges, Suzanne Scott and Tim Rees
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:73
  27. This study aimed to analyze the extent of fatigue responses after female soccer matches and the ensuing recovery time course of performance, physiological, and perceptual responses.

    Authors: Karine Naves Oliveira Goulart, Cândido Celso Coimbra, Helton Oliveira Campos, Lucas Rios Drummond, Pedro Henrique Madureira Ogando, Georgia Brown, Bruno Pena Couto, Rob Duffield and Samuel Penna Wanner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:72
  28. Stiffness is a fundamental property of living tissues, which may be modified by pathologies or traumatic events but also by nutritional, pharmacological and exercise interventions. This review aimed to underst...

    Authors: Ewan Thomas, Salvatore Ficarra, Masatoshi Nakamura, Antonio Paoli, Marianna Bellafiore, Antonio Palma and Antonino Bianco
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:71
  29. Intermittent hypoxia applied at rest or in combination with exercise promotes multiple beneficial adaptations with regard to performance and health in humans. It was hypothesized that replacing normoxia by mod...

    Authors: Tom Behrendt, Robert Bielitzki, Martin Behrens, Fabian Herold and Lutz Schega
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:70
  30. Pacing has been investigated in different kinds of ultra-marathon races, but not in one of the toughest ultra-marathons in the world, the ‘Spartathlon’.

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, Ivan Cuk, Elias Villiger, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Katja Weiss, Volker Scheer and Mabliny Thuany
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:69
  31. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used commonly to treat pain and function in Achilles tendinopathy (AT). The aim of this study was to synthesize the evidence from (non-) randomized controlled trials,...

    Authors: Marc A. Paantjens, Pieter H. Helmhout, Frank J. G. Backx, Faridi S. van Etten-Jamaludin and Eric W. P. Bakker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:68
  32. Studies on football and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have mainly focused on the lockdown consequences for player fitness, the resumption of football training, and how to safely restart the league pl...

    Authors: Markus Waldén, Jan Ekstrand, Martin Hägglund, Alan McCall, Michael Davison, Anna Hallén and Håkan Bengtsson
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:67
  33. Match analysis has evolved exponentially over the past decades in team sports resulting in a significant number of published systematic reviews and meta-analyses. An umbrella review of the available literature...

    Authors: Hugo Sarmento, Filipe Manuel Clemente, José Afonso, Duarte Araújo, Miguel Fachada, Paulo Nobre and Keith Davids
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:66
  34. Mobile-gaming athletes sit in the same posture for prolonged periods, contributing to significant health risks. This study investigated the health profiles, fatigue, pain and complaints, and musculoskeletal pr...

    Authors: Wing-Kai Lam, Rui-Tan Liu, Bob Chen, Xin-Zhou Huang, Jie Yi and Duo Wai-Chi Wong
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:65
  35. Physical exercise has favorable effects on the structure of gut microbiota and metabolite production in sedentary subjects. However, little is known whether adjustments in an athletic program impact overall ch...

    Authors: Viktor Bielik, Ivan Hric, Simona Ugrayová, Libuša Kubáňová, Matúš Putala, Ľuboš Grznár, Adela Penesová, Andrea Havranová, Sára Šardzíková, Marián Grendar, Eva Baranovičová, Katarína Šoltys and Martin Kolisek
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:64
  36. Winter swimming developed from a national tradition into a health-improving sport with international competitions. The difference in performance between women and men was thoroughly examined in various sportin...

    Authors: Janne Oppermann, Beat Knechtle, Aldo Seffrin, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Lee Hill and Marilia Santos Andrade
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:63
  37. Physical activity is a health-relevant lifestyle factor associated with various benefits on physical and mental health. Several meta-analyses indicated effects of acute and chronic physical activities on eleme...

    Authors: Christian Rominger, Martha Schneider, Andreas Fink, Ulrich S. Tran, Corinna M. Perchtold-Stefan and Andreas R. Schwerdtfeger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:62
  38. Authors: Javier Raya-González, Juan José Pulido, Marco Beato, José Carlos Ponce-Bordón, Roberto López del Campo, Ricardo Resta and Tomás García-Calvo
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:60

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  39. The aims of this review are to (1) summarise the current research of sports clothing as it relates to thermoregulation, comfort, and performance during exercise in the heat, (2) identify methodological limitat...

    Authors: Isaiah Di Domenico, Samantha M. Hoffmann and Paul K. Collins
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:58
  40. The extramuscular connective tissue (ECT) has been shown to play a significant role in mechanical force transmission between musculoskeletal structures. Due to this and owing to its tight connection with the u...

    Authors: Sarah Tenberg, Kazunori Nosaka and Jan Wilke
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:57
  41. The concept of physical literacy (PL) has been advocated as the need to create environments fostering sustainable engagement in PA. This study adopted ecological approach to evaluate the effectiveness of a ble...

    Authors: Ming Hui Li, James Rudd, Jia Yi Chow, Cindy Hui Ping Sit, Stephen Heung Sang Wong and Raymond Kim Wai Sum
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:55
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed lifestyle worldwide, including sport. A comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of cardiac involvement in COVID-19 is essential to finalize a safe protocol for res...

    Authors: Lidia Colangelo, Alessandra Volpe, Elisabetta Toso, Massimo Magnano, Mario Matta, Chiara Vignati, Andrea Marchini, Luca Semperboni, Luca Stefanini and Fiorenzo Gaita
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:54

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