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  1. Regular physical activity is vital for children’s health, well-being, and development. However, evidence is scant about physical activity indicators for children and youth in Ethiopia. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Chalchisa Abdeta, Zelalem Teklemariam, Alem Deksisa, Endashew Abera, Reginald Ocansey and Anthony D. Okely
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:55
  2. The ability to perform a rapid change of direction (COD) is a critical skill in numerous court- and field-based sports. The aim of this review is to investigate the effect of different physical training forms ...

    Authors: Hallvard Nygaard Falch, Håvard Guldteig Rædergård and Roland van den Tillaar
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:53
  3. Epilepsy patients commonly exercise less than the general population. Animal studies indicate beneficial effects of physical activity in established epilepsy, while its effect on the development is currently l...

    Authors: Matilda Ahl, Una Avdic, Maria Compagno Strandberg, Deepti Chugh, Emelie Andersson, Ulf Hållmarker, Stefan James, Tomas Deierborg and Christine T. Ekdahl
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:52
  4. In recent years there has been an exponential rise in the professionalism and success of female sports. Practitioners (e.g., sport science professionals) aim to apply evidence-informed approaches to optimise a...

    Authors: Stacey Emmonds, Omar Heyward and Ben Jones
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:51
  5. The genetic profile that is needed to define an endurance athlete has been studied during recent years. The main objective of this work is to approach for the first time the study of genetic variants in liver-...

    Authors: David Varillas Delgado, Juan José Tellería Orriols and Carlos Martín Saborido
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:50
  6. The sport of strongman is becoming increasingly popular, catering for females, lightweight, and Masters competitors, with strongman exercises also being used by strength and conditioning coaches for a range of...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Hindle, Anna Lorimer, Paul Winwood and Justin W. L. Keogh
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:49

    The Correction to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:8

  7. Monitoring athletes’ external load during a soccer match may be useful to predict post-match acute and residual fatigue. This estimation would allow individual adjustments to training programs to minimize inju...

    Authors: Karim Hader, Michael C. Rumpf, Maxime Hertzog, Liam P. Kilduff, Olivier Girard and Joao R. Silva
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:48
  8. The lack of consensus on meaningful and interpretable physical activity outcomes from accelerometer data hampers comparison across studies. Cut-point analyses are simple to apply and easy to interpret but can ...

    Authors: Alex V. Rowlands, Nathan P. Dawkins, Ben Maylor, Charlotte L. Edwardson, Stuart J. Fairclough, Melanie J. Davies, Deirdre M. Harrington, Kamlesh Khunti and Tom Yates
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:47
  9. The current ‘state of play’ in supporting elite athlete mental health and wellbeing has centred mostly on building mental health literacy or awareness of the signs of mental ill-health amongst athletes. Such a...

    Authors: Rosemary Purcell, Kate Gwyther and Simon M. Rice
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:46
  10. Less than 10% of heart failure patients in the UK participate in cardiac rehabilitation programmes. The present pilot study evaluated feasibility, acceptability and physiological effects of a novel, personalis...

    Authors: Nduka C. Okwose, Leah Avery, Nicola O’Brien, Sophie Cassidy, Sarah J. Charman, Kristian Bailey, Lazar Velicki, Iacopo Olivotto, Paul Brennan, Guy A. MacGowan and Djordje G. Jakovljevic
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:45
  11. Despite a voluminous body of research devoted to sprint training, our understanding of the training process leading to a world-class sprint performance is limited. The objective of this review is to integrate ...

    Authors: Thomas Haugen, Stephen Seiler, Øyvind Sandbakk and Espen Tønnessen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:44
  12. The editors have retracted this article [1] because it contains substantial text and figure overlap with the following articles [2–5].

    Authors: Monèm Jemni, Mohammad Shoaib Prince and Julien S. Baker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:42

    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2018 4:28

  13. The beneficial role of physical activity (PA) to manage the health condition of patients with chronic diseases is well known. However, adherence to PA guidelines in this group is still low. Monitoring and user...

    Authors: Andrea Albergoni, Florentina J. Hettinga, Antonio La Torre, Matteo Bonato and Francesco Sartor
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:41
  14. Enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is now a well-established predictor of numerous adverse health outcomes. Knowledge about the pathways leading to enhanced CRF is essential for developing appropriate in...

    Authors: Johannes Zeiher, Katherine J. Ombrellaro, Nita Perumal, Thomas Keil, Gert B. M. Mensink and Jonas D. Finger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:39
  15. Exercise frequency is important for maintaining health; however, its effects on postprandial responses remain largely unknown. Better understanding this during popular sports activities such as football may in...

    Authors: Darren J. Paul, Jens Bangsbo, Anissa Cherif and George P. Nassis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:38
  16. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, multi-system, life-limiting disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function, which accounts for the majority of CF-related morbidity and mortality. Inspira...

    Authors: Ren-Jay Shei, Robert L. Dekerlegand, Kelly A. Mackintosh, John D. Lowman and Melitta A. McNarry
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:36
  17. To receive maximum benefits from injury prevention exercise programmes (IPEP) such as Knee Control, players need to perform the exercises as prescribed. But, exercise fidelity in IPEPs is seldom evaluated. We dev...

    Authors: Gustav Ljunggren, Nirmala Kanthi Panagodage Perera and Martin Hägglund
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:35
  18. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the quality of sleep, in 91 national-level adolescent finswimmers, is affected by swimming style, swimming distance, and gender.

    Authors: Vasileios Stavrou, George D. Vavougios, Fotini Bardaka, Eleni Karetsi, Zoe Daniil and Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:34
  19. Epidemiologic data in professional sport is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in identifying frequently occurring injuries and developing strategies to reduce their occurrence. Currently, there is a pauci...

    Authors: George Elias Habib Awwad, Jennifer Helen Coleman, Christopher James Dunkley and David Craig Dewar
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:33
  20. Taper is considered as a strategy to avoid overtraining and increase peak performance in athletes. Because aerobic exercise increases the level and duration of independence during the lifespan, the participati...

    Authors: Paulo Costa, Roberto Simão, Anselmo Perez, Maurício Gama, Rogério Lanchtermacher, Reinaldo Musialowski, Fábio Braga, Valeria de Mello Coelho and Alexandre Palma
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:32
  21. The recurrence rate following acute anterior shoulder dislocations is high, particularly in young, active individuals. The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative overview of the best available evidenc...

    Authors: Andrew W. Hasebroock, Joseph Brinkman, Lukas Foster and Joseph P. Bowens
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:31
  22. This review critically evaluates the magnitude of performance enhancement that can be expected from various autologous blood transfusion (ABT) procedures and the underlying physiological mechanisms. The review...

    Authors: Sara Amalie Solheim, Jacob Bejder, Andreas Breenfeldt Andersen, Jakob Mørkeberg and Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:30
  23. There is growing evidence that physical activity (PA) is beneficial for the mental health of young people. One area that has been widely examined is the impact of PA on ‘the self’, which is a term that encompa...

    Authors: Helen Collins, Josephine N. Booth, Audrey Duncan, Samantha Fawkner and Ailsa Niven
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:29
  24. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) opens an interesting perspective for predicting injury risk and performance in team sports. A better understanding of the techniques of AI employed and of the sp...

    Authors: João Gustavo Claudino, Daniel de Oliveira Capanema, Thiago Vieira de Souza, Julio Cerca Serrão, Adriano C. Machado Pereira and George P. Nassis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:28
  25. Low back pain is one of the most prevalent complaints of athletes at all levels of competition. The purpose of this literature review is to provide an overview of sport-specific injuries and treatment outcomes...

    Authors: Jacob R. Ball, Colin B. Harris, Jonathan Lee and Michael J. Vives
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:26
  26. Inguinal disruption (ID) is a condition of chronic groin pain affecting mainly athletes. ID cannot be defined as a true hernia. Pathogenesis is multifactorial due to repetitive and excessive forces applied to ...

    Authors: Guglielmo Niccolò Piozzi, Riccardo Cirelli, Ilaria Salati, Marco Enrico Mario Maino, Ennio Leopaldi, Giovanni Lenna, Franco Combi and Giuseppe Massimiliano Sansonetti
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:25
  27. Rugby league is a collision sport, where players are expected to be physically competent in a range of areas, including aerobic fitness, strength, speed and power. Several studies have attempted to characteris...

    Authors: Daniel J. Glassbrook, Tim L. A. Doyle, Jacqueline A. Alderson and Joel T. Fuller
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:24
  28. Aerobic training (AT) improves glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the role of the progression of training variables remains unclear. The objective of this review was to analyze the eff...

    Authors: Rodrigo Sudatti Delevatti, Cláudia Gomes Bracht, Salime Donida Chedid Lisboa, Rochelle Rocha Costa, Elisa Corrêa Marson, Nathalie Netto and Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:22
  29. The current study examined the acute effects of a lower body resistance training (RT) session on physiological and thermoregulatory measures during a sub-maximal running protocol in the heat in heat-acclimatiz...

    Authors: Kenji Doma, Anthony Nicholls, Daniel Gahreman, Felipe Damas, Cleiton Augusto Libardi and Wade Sinclair
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:21
  30. Exercise is an important element to optimize health and well-being, though navigating exercise safely can be challenging for exercise specialists working with people with diabetes. Measuring glucose levels bef...

    Authors: Grant Turner, Scott Quigg, Peter Davoren, Renata Basile, Sybil A. McAuley and Jeff S. Coombes
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:20
  31. To collect and analyse helmets from real-world equestrian accidents. To record reported head injuries associated with those accidents. To compare damage to helmets certified to different standards and the inju...

    Authors: Thomas A. Connor, J. Michio Clark, Jayaratnam Jayamohan, Matt Stewart, Adrian McGoldrick, Claire Williams, Barry M. Seemungal, Rebecca Smith, Roy Burek and Michael D. Gilchrist
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:19
  32. Physical activity via early mobilization after surgery is recommended to help reduce the risk of postoperative adverse effects and to improve recovery. We explored whether prehabilitation is associated with di...

    Authors: Darren Au, Andrew G. Matthew, Paty Lopez, William J. Hilton, Rashami Awasthi, Guillaume Bousquet-Dion, Karim Ladha, Franco Carli and Daniel Santa Mina
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:18
  33. Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are strongly related to physical activity (PA) in childhood and beyond. To develop FMS, resistance training (RT) may be a favourable intervention strategy. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Helen Collins, Josephine N. Booth, Audrey Duncan and Samantha Fawkner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:17
  34. Artistic swimming (AS) is a very unique sport consisting of difficult artistically choreographed routines ranging in the number of athletes (one to ten: solo, duet, team, combination, highlight routine) and wi...

    Authors: Eric Viana, David J. Bentley and Heather M. Logan-Sprenger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:16
  35. Professional athletes involved in high-performance sport are at a high injury risk, which may lead to long-term health consequences. Professional athletes often expose themselves to risky behaviours, resulting...

    Authors: Yanbing Chen, Conor Buggy and Seamus Kelly
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:15
  36. The reliable diagnosis of a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a pervasive problem in sports and in the military. The frequency and severity of each occurrence, while difficult to quantify, may impact long ...

    Authors: M. Windy McNerney, Thomas Hobday, Betsy Cole, Rick Ganong, Nina Winans, Dennis Matthews, Jim Hood and Stephen Lane
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:14
  37. While arthroscopic complete repair of massive rotator cuff tears (MRCT) back to their anatomic footprint is preferential, there are cases where this type of repair is not applicable due to the contraction of t...

    Authors: Michael-Alexander Malahias, Lazaros Kostretzis, Efstathios Chronopoulos, Emmanouil Brilakis, Grigorios Avramidis and Emmanouil Antonogiannakis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:13
  38. The hamstrings-to-quadriceps muscle strength ratio calculated by peak torque has been used as an important tool to detect muscle imbalance, monitor knee joint stability, describe muscle strength properties and...

    Authors: Cassio V. Ruas, Ronei S. Pinto, G. Gregory Haff, Camila D. Lima, Matheus D. Pinto and Lee E. Brown
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:11
  39. Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common condition affecting adults. Although a lack of treatment consensus continues to prompt numerous effectiveness studies, there is a paucity of clear guidance on the c...

    Authors: Jonathan Peter Evans, Ian Porter, Jaheeda B. Gangannagaripalli, Charlotte Bramwell, Antoinette Davey, Chris D. Smith, Nicola Fine, Victoria A Goodwin and Jose M Valderas
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:10
  40. Rugby league is a full-contact collision sport with an inherent risk of concussion. Wearable instrumented technology was used to observe and characterize the level of exposure to head impacts during game play.

    Authors: Lauchlan Carey, Peter Stanwell, Douglas P. Terry, Andrew S. McIntosh, Shane V. Caswell, Grant L. Iverson and Andrew J. Gardner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:9
  41. Within the last two decades, attitudes have shifted from considering sports-related concussion as an insignificant minor injury with no long-term repercussions to a potentially serious brain injury garnering a...

    Authors: Joshua P. McGeown, Patria A. Hume, Stephen Kara, J. Patrick Neary and Will Gardner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:8
  42. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is frequently employed to improve the endurance of various types of athletes. To determine whether youth soccer players may benefit from the intermittent load and time e...

    Authors: Philipp Kunz, Florian Azad Engel, Hans-Christer Holmberg and Billy Sperlich
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:7
  43. The purpose of this opinion paper is providing a platform for explaining and discussing the relatedness and nestedness of constraints on the basis of four claims: (a) task constraints are distributed between t...

    Authors: Natàlia Balagué, Rafel Pol, Carlota Torrents, Angel Ric and Robert Hristovski
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:6

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