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  1. Submaximal fitness tests (SMFT) are a pragmatic approach for evaluating athlete’s physiological state, due to their time-efficient nature, low physiological burden and relative ease of administration in team s...

    Authors: Tzlil Shushan, Ric Lovell, Martin Buchheit, Tannath J. Scott, Steve Barrett, Dean Norris and Shaun J. McLaren
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:21
  2. This study describes the implementation of a standardised, prospective injury database covering the entire 1st male German football league (“Bundesliga”) based on publicly available media data. For the first t...

    Authors: Karen aus der Fünten, Tobias Tröß, Abed Hadji, Florian Beaudouin, Ida Bo Steendahl and Tim Meyer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:20
  3. Aging is a degenerative process that is associated with an increased risk of diseases. Intermittent hypoxia has been investigated in reference to performance and health-related functions enhancement. This syst...

    Authors: Rafael Timon, Ismael Martinez-Guardado and Franck Brocherie
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:19
  4. Physical exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, the most common mental health disorders globally. Despite the benefits of exercise in anxiety and depression, the symptoms of these d...

    Authors: Madeleine L. Connolly, Stephen C. Bowden, Michaela C. Pascoe and Nicholas T. Van Dam
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:18
  5. Running participation/performance is a complex system. Understanding the variables associated with these behaviors may help to increase population physical activity and improve performance. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Mabliny Thuany, Douglas Vieira, Henrique de Paula, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Volker Scheer, Katja Weiss, Ivan Cuk, Beat Knechtle and Thayse Natacha Gomes
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:17
  6. Prolonged low energy availability, which is the underpinning aetiology of the Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and the Female and Male Athlete Triad frameworks, can have unfavourable impacts on both health ...

    Authors: Caroline A. Tarnowski, Sophie L. Wardle, Thomas J. O’Leary, Robert M. Gifford, Julie P. Greeves and Gareth A. Wallis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:16
  7. Sports practice in childhood and adolescence has been inversely related to the chances of developing cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs). However, it is not clear whether sports practice in childhood and adoles...

    Authors: Gabriela C. R. da Silva, William R. Tebar, Bruna T. C. Saraiva, Breno Q. Farah, Luiz Carlos M. Vanderlei, Gerson Ferrari and Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:15
  8. The negative effect of mental fatigue (MF) on physical performance has recently been questioned. One reason behind this could lie in the interindividual differences in MF-susceptibility and the individual feat...

    Authors: Jelle Habay, Robin Uylenbroeck, Ruben Van Droogenbroeck, Jonas De Wachter, Matthias Proost, Bruno Tassignon, Kevin De Pauw, Romain Meeusen, Nathalie Pattyn, Jeroen Van Cutsem and Bart Roelands
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:14
  9. Authors: Bruno Ribeiro, Pedro Forte, Raquel Vinhas, Daniel A. Marinho, Luís B. Faíl, Ana Pereira, Fernando Vieira and Henrique P. Neiva
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:12

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:9

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:109

  10. Corticosteroid (CS) injection is commonly used in partial-thickness rotator cuff tears to decrease pain. However, this could result in unwanted side effects, such as tendon rupture. Alternatively, platelet-ric...

    Authors: Thanathep Tanpowpong, Marvin Thepsoparn, Numphung Numkarunarunrote, Thun Itthipanichpong, Danaithep Limskul and Phark Thanphraisan
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:11
  11. This study examined the influence of proximity-to-failure in resistance training (RT), using subjective repetitions-in-reserve (RIR) prediction, on neuromuscular fatigue and perceptual responses.

    Authors: Martin C. Refalo, Eric R. Helms, D. Lee Hamilton and Jackson J. Fyfe
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:10
  12. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is considered an effective treatment for enhancing endothelial function in patients with heart failure (HF). However, recent studies have been published and the optim...

    Authors: Laura Fuertes-Kenneally, Agustín Manresa-Rocamora, Carles Blasco-Peris, Fernando Ribeiro, Noemí Sempere-Ruiz, José Manuel Sarabia and Vicente Climent-Paya
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:8
  13. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant morbidity and mortality, with the former impacting and limiting individuals requiring high physical fitness, including sportspeople and emergency services.

    Authors: Oliver O’Sullivan, David A. Holdsworth, Peter Ladlow, Robert M. Barker-Davies, Rebecca Chamley, Andrew Houston, Samantha May, Dominic Dewson, Daniel Mills, Kayleigh Pierce, James Mitchell, Cheng Xie, Edward Sellon, Jon Naylor, Joseph Mulae, Mark Cranley…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:7
  14. Preserving physiological functional capacity (PFC), the ability to perform the activities of daily life, and the ease with which they can be performed, in older adults, defined for this study as ≥ 50 years of ...

    Authors: Guy Stern, Stelios G. Psycharakis and Shaun M. Phillips
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:5
  15. Plyometric training can be performed through many types of exercises involving the stretch-shortening cycle in lower limbs. In the last decades, a high number of studies have investigated the effects of plyome...

    Authors: Rafael L. Kons, Lucas B. R. Orssatto, Jonathan Ache-Dias, Kevin De Pauw, Romain Meeusen, Gabriel S. Trajano, Juliano Dal Pupo and Daniele Detanico
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:4
  16. Optimising exercise prescription in heart failure (HF) with a preserved (HFpEF) or reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction is clinically important. As such, the aim of this meta-analysis was to compare traditional m...

    Authors: Jamie Edwards, Nesan Shanmugam, Robin Ray, Fadi Jouhra, Jennifer Mancio, Jonathan Wiles, Anna Marciniak, Rajan Sharma and Jamie O’Driscoll
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:3
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic markedly changed how healthcare services are delivered and telehealth delivery has increased worldwide. Whether changes in healthcare delivery borne from the COVID-19 pandemic impact effe...

    Authors: Patrick J. Owen, Shelley E. Keating, Christopher D. Askew, Kelly M. Clanchy, Paul Jansons, Ralph Maddison, Andrew Maiorana, Jenna McVicar, Suzanne Robinson, Christopher Neason, Matthew J. Clarkson and Niamh L. Mundell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:2
  18. Measuring the prevalence of doping in recreational sport is difficult. However, to fit their initiatives, National Anti-Doping Organizations are interested in knowing the numbers, so their scarce resources are...

    Authors: Ask Vest Christiansen, Monika Frenger, Andrea Chirico and Werner Pitsch
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:1
  19. No previous research has investigated the direct effects of exercise interventions on COVID-19 outcomes. The aim is to investigate the effect of 8 weeks of home-based moderate-intensity continuous training (MI...

    Authors: Bakhtyar Tartibian, Sirwan Mohammad Amini Khayat, Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki and Mohammad Chehrazi
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:152
  20. Beta-blockers are increasingly prescribed while the effects of beta-adrenergic receptor blockade on cardio-pulmonary exercise test (CPET)-derived parameters remain under-studied.

    Authors: Kevin Forton, Michel Lamotte, Alexis Gillet, Martin Chaumont, Philippe van de Borne and Vitalie Faoro
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:150
  21. Assuming that the mechanisms inducing adaptation in healthy tendons yield similar responses in tendinopathic tendons, we hypothesized that a high-loading exercise protocol that increases tendon stiffness and c...

    Authors: Goran Radovanović, Sebastian Bohm, Kim Kristin Peper, Adamantios Arampatzis and Kirsten Legerlotz
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:149
  22. Sedentary, digital screen time in children represents a major concern due to its detrimental effect on children’s development. Nowadays, however, advances in technology allow children to actively interact with...

    Authors: Luca Oppici, Frederike Marie Stell, Till Utesch, Carl T. Woods, Lawrence Foweather and James R. Rudd
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:148
  23. Kidney diseases are viewed as continuously progressing diseases from microalbuminuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD), to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and its mortality including deaths. The report on the a...

    Authors: Min-Kuang Tsai, Wayne Gao, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chin-Kun Baw, Chih-Cheng Hsu and Chi-Pang Wen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:147
  24. Parameters derived from an acceleration signal, such as the time accumulated in sedentary behaviour or moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), may not be sufficient to describe physical activity (PA) wh...

    Authors: Anne Backes, Gloria A. Aguayo, Paul J. Collings, Douae El Fatouhi, Guy Fagherazzi and Laurent Malisoux
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:146
  25. The trunk is the foundation for transfer and dissipation of forces throughout the lower extremity kinetic chain. Individuals with knee disorders may employ trunk biomechanical adaptations to accommodate forces...

    Authors: Marina C. Waiteman, Lionel Chia, Matheus H. M. Ducatti, David M. Bazett-Jones, Evangelos Pappas, Fábio M. de Azevedo and Ronaldo V. Briani
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:145
  26. Growing evidence supports that exercise therapy is effective for patellofemoral pain (PFP) rehabilitation. Nevertheless, the improvements have been reported not to be sustained in the long term, suggesting tha...

    Authors: Guilherme S. Nunes, Diênifer Zilmer Rodrigues, Luiza Hörbe, Izabela Prates, Bruna M. Tessarin, Fábio V. Serrão and Marcos de Noronha
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:144
  27. The goal-directed decision-making process of effort distribution (i.e. pacing) allows individuals to efficiently use energy resources as well as to manage the impact of fatigue on performance during exercise. ...

    Authors: Stein Gerrit Paul Menting, Andrew Mark Edwards, Florentina Johanna Hettinga and Marije Titia Elferink-Gemser
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:143
  28. Appropriate dietary intake can improve athletes’ health and sport performance and is a direct result of eating behaviours. Therefore, assessing and shaping athletes’ eating behaviours and dietary intake is cri...

    Authors: Kevin Iwasa-Madge and Erik Sesbreno
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:142

    The Correction to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:13

  29. Research has demonstrated that there is a beneficial effect of acute exercise on cognitive function; however, the moderators of the acute resistance exercise (RE) effect on executive function (EF) are underest...

    Authors: Tzu-Yu Huang, Feng-Tzu Chen, Ruei-Hong Li, Charles H. Hillman, Trevor L. Cline, Chien-Heng Chu, Tsung-Min Hung and Yu-Kai Chang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:141
  30. In professional team sports, like Rugby League, performance analysis has become an integral part of operational practices. This has helped practitioners gain deeper insight into phenomena like team and athlete...

    Authors: Corey James Wedding, Carl Thomas Woods, Wade Heath Sinclair and Anthony Scott Leicht
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:140
  31. Ankle sprains remain prevalent across most team sports. However, despite divergent ankle sprain injury rates in male and female athletes, little is known about potential sex-specific risk factors for ankle spr...

    Authors: Joel Mason, Christoph Kniewasser, Karsten Hollander and Astrid Zech
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:139
  32. As an adjunct to running training, heavy resistance and plyometric training have recently drawn attention as potential training modalities that improve running economy and running time trial performance. Howev...

    Authors: Yuuri Eihara, Kenji Takao, Takashi Sugiyama, Sumiaki Maeo, Masafumi Terada, Hiroaki Kanehisa and Tadao Isaka
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:138
  33. To investigate whether recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) injections during an altitude training camp impact heart function.

    Authors: Antonio L. Arrebola-Moreno, Rafael A. Casuso, Jacob Bejder, Thomas Christian Bonne, Andreas Breenfeldt Andersen, Jerónimo Aragón-Vela, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Jesús R. Huertas
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:137
  34. The concept of overreaching and super compensation is widely in use by athletes and coaches seeking to maximize performance and adaptations to exercise training. The physiological aspects of acute fatigue, ove...

    Authors: Mikael Flockhart, Lina C. Nilsson, Björn Ekblom and Filip J. Larsen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:136
  35. The efficacy of exercise interventions in the treatment of mental health disorders is well known, but research is lacking on the most efficient exercise type for specific mental health disorders.

    Authors: Qian Yu, Ka-Kit Wong, On-Kei Lei, Jinlei Nie, Qingde Shi, Liye Zou and Zhaowei Kong
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:135
  36. There is long-standing interest in, and concern about, whether collegiate athletes with a history of concussion will experience worse clinical outcomes, or prolonged recovery, should they sustain a subsequent ...

    Authors: Charles E. Gaudet, Grant L. Iverson, Alicia Kissinger-Knox, Ryan Van Patten and Nathan E. Cook
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:134
  37. A key role of resistance training (RT) coaches is to personalize programs based on their trainees’ abilities and goals. Specifically, coaches often assess how many repetitions in reserve (RIR) their trainees h...

    Authors: Aviv Emanuel, Itai Har-Nir, Uri Obolski and Israel Halperin
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:132
  38. During running, the human body is subjected to impacts generating repetitive soft tissue vibrations (STV). They have been frequently discussed to be harmful for the musculoskeletal system and may alter running...

    Authors: Marie-Caroline Play, Robin Trama, Guillaume Y. Millet, Christophe Hautier, Marlène Giandolini and Jérémy Rossi
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:131
  39. Within the topic of intersex athletes in elite sports, science has become a decisive factor in decision- and policy-making. However, in the academic literature approaches to this topic vary. An overview of the...

    Authors: Marisa Jensen, Jörg Schorer and Irene R. Faber
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:130
  40. Triathlon is a multisport composed of swim, cycle, and run segments and two transition periods. The swim-to-cycle transition is considered a critical period for the change in body position and the modification...

    Authors: Luca Ambrosini, Valentina Presta, Daniela Galli, Prisco Mirandola, Marco Vitale, Giuliana Gobbi and Giancarlo Condello
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:129
  41. Quantifying the highest intensity of competition (the maximal intensity period [MIP]) for varying durations in team sports has been used to identify training targets to inform the preparation of players. Howev...

    Authors: Dan Weaving, Damien Young, Andrea Riboli, Ben Jones and Giuseppe Coratella
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:128
  42. An estimated 47 million people have dementia globally, and around 10 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Many lifestyle factors have been linked to cognitive impairment; one emerging modifiable lifestyl...

    Authors: Kirsten Dillon, Anisa Morava, Harry Prapavessis, Lily Grigsby-Duffy, Adam Novic and Paul A. Gardiner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:127
  43. Australian Football is a dynamic team sport that requires many athletic traits to succeed. Due to this combination of traits, as well as technical skill and physicality, there are many types of injuries that c...

    Authors: Ysabel Jacob, Ryan S. Anderton, Jodie L. Cochrane Wilkie, Brent Rogalski, Simon M. Laws, Anthony Jones, Tania Spiteri, Dana Hince and Nicolas H. Hart
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:126
  44. Many countries have restricted public life in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). As a side effect of related measures, physical activity (PA) levels may have decreased.

    Authors: Jan Wilke, Anna Lina Rahlf, Eszter Füzéki, David A. Groneberg, Luiz Hespanhol, Patrick Mai, Gabriela Martins de Oliveira, Johanna Robbin, Benedict Tan, Steffen Willwacher, Karsten Hollander and Julian David Pillay
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:125
  45. Elite Australian Football (AF) match-play requires proficiency in physical, technical, and tactical elements. However, when analysing player movement practitioners commonly exclude technical and tactical consi...

    Authors: Andrew Vella, Anthea C. Clarke, Thomas Kempton, Samuel Ryan and Aaron J. Coutts
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:124

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