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  1. Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is among the most common injuries in runners. While multiple risk factors for patellofemoral pain have been investigated, the interactions of variables contributing to this condition ...

    Authors: José Roberto de Souza Júnior, Logan Walter Gaudette, Caleb D. Johnson, João Paulo Chieregato Matheus, Thiago Vilela Lemos, Irene S. Davis and Adam S. Tenforde
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:5
  2. Better methods to support talent identification and development processes may contribute to more effective and efficient athlete development programs in racket sports. Both researchers and practitioners recomm...

    Authors: Sebastiaan B. Nijenhuis, Till Koopmann, Jesper Mulder, Marije T. Elferink-Gemser and Irene R. Faber
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:4
  3. Despite the increasing number of research studies examining the effects of age on the control of posture, the number of annual fall-related injuries and deaths continues to increase. A better understanding of ...

    Authors: Lisanne B. M. Bakker, Claudine J. C. Lamoth, Tomas Vetrovsky, Markus Gruber, Simone R. Caljouw, Ward Nieboer, Wolfgang Taube, Jaap H. van Dieën, Urs Granacher and Tibor Hortobágyi
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:3
  4. It is unknown whether knee flexor strength recovers after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a hamstring tendon (HT) autograft and whether persistent knee flexor strength asymmetry is associa...

    Authors: Johan Högberg, Ramana Piussi, Johan Lövgren, Mathias Wernbom, Rebecca Simonsson, Kristian Samuelsson and Eric Hamrin Senorski
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:2
  5. To which extent physical activity is associated with depression independent of older adults’ physical and cognitive functioning is largely unknown. This cohort study using harmonised data by the EU Ageing Traj...

    Authors: Rodrigo A. Lima, Elena Condominas, Albert Sanchez-Niubo, Beatriz Olaya, Ai Koyanagi, Carlota de Miquel and Josep Maria Haro
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:1
  6. Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) report high levels of neuropathic pain. Current treatment options are primarily pharmaceutical, despite their limited effectiveness. Exercise may reduce neuropathic pa...

    Authors: Kendra R. Todd, Kenedy Olsen, Gail Hamamoto, Trevor J. Hirschfield, John L. K. Kramer and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:117
  7. Running exercise is an effective means to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition. Besides these health benefits, running is also associated with musculoskeletal injuries that can be more preval...

    Authors: Amir Ali Jafarnezhadgero, Azin Jahangirpour, Hamed Parsa, Heidar Sajedi, Urs Granacher and Anderson Souza Oliveira
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:116
  8. The issues of replication and scientific transparency have been raised in exercise and sports science research. A potential means to address the replication crisis and enhance research reliability is to improv...

    Authors: Ting-Yu Lin, Ting-Yu Chueh and Tsung-Min Hung
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:114
  9. Autologous blood transfusion is one of the illicit strategies, banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, to increase the levels of hemoglobin, with a consequent improvement in the delivery of oxygen to tissues. ...

    Authors: Giorgia M. Biasini, Francesco Botrè, Xavier de la Torre and Francesco Donati
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:113
  10. In 2011, a group of researchers investigated the 12-month prevalence of doping at the 13th International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Athletics (WCA) in Daegu, South Korea, and a...

    Authors: Rolf Ulrich, Léa Cléret, R. Dawn Comstock, Gen Kanayama, Perikles Simon and Harrison G. Pope Jr.
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:112
  11. Authors: Jean Romain Rivière, Jean‑Benoît Morin, Maximilien Bowen, Matt R. Cross, Laurent A. Messonnier and Pierre Samozino
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:111

    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:110

    The Original Research Article to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:55

  12. Authors: Julian Alcazar, Fernando Pareja-Blanco, Ignacio Ara and Luis M. Alegre
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:110

    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:55

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:111

  13. The planning of training is a popular yet controversial topic among coaches and sports scientists. Periodisation is often presented in the literature as the most efficacious approach to planning training. Whil...

    Authors: Kechi Anyadike-Danes, Lars Donath and John Kiely
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:109
  14. Immersion Pulmonary Edema (IPE) is a common and potentially serious diving accident that can have significant respiratory and cardiac consequences and, in some cases, be fatal. Our objective was to characteriz...

    Authors: Dorian Wolff, Olivier Castagna, Jean Morin, Henri Lehot, Romain Roffi, Arnaud Druelle and Jean-Éric Blatteau
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:108
  15. Although stretching can acutely increase joint range of motion (ROM), there are a variety of factors which could influence the extent of stretch-induced flexibility such as participant characteristics, stretch...

    Authors: David George Behm, Shahab Alizadeh, Abdolhamid Daneshjoo, Saman Hadjizadeh Anvar, Andrew Graham, Ali Zahiri, Reza Goudini, Chris Edwards, Robyn Culleton, Carina Scharf and Andreas Konrad
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:107
  16. Understanding the physical qualities of male, adolescent rugby league players across age groups is essential for practitioners to manage long-term player development. However, there are many testing options av...

    Authors: Michael A. Carron, Aaron T. Scanlan, Cody J. Power and Thomas M. Doering
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:106
  17. Different functional performance tests are used to assess patients in the clinic and before return to sport (RTS), where the rehabilitation goal is to reach good strength and jumping ability. A limb symmetry i...

    Authors: Anne Fältström, Joanna Kvist and Martin Hägglund
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:105
  18. Although several studies have shown that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown has had negative impacts on mental health and eating behaviors among the general population and athletes, few studies h...

    Authors: Morteza Taheri, Helmi Ben Saad, Jad Adrian Washif, Luis Felipe Reynoso-Sánchez, Masoud Mirmoezzi, Leila Youzbashi, Khaled Trabelsi, Mozhgan Moshtagh, Hussein Muñoz-Helú, Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Ali Seghatoleslami, Farnaz Torabi, Yusuf Soylu, Cem Kurt, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Shabnam Delkash…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:104
  19. First evidence indicates that the supplementation of specific collagen peptides (SCP) is associated with a significant improvement in running performance in physically active women; however, it is unclear if t...

    Authors: Simon Jerger, Patrick Jendricke, Christoph Centner, Kevin Bischof, Jan Kohl, Simon Keller, Albert Gollhofer and Daniel König
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:103
  20. Many perform resistance training (RT) to increase muscle mass and strength. Energy surpluses are advised to support such gains; however, if too large, could cause unnecessary fat gain. We randomized 21 trained...

    Authors: Eric R. Helms, Alyssa-Joy Spence, Colby Sousa, James Kreiger, Steve Taylor, Dustin J. Oranchuk, Brad P. Dieter and Casey M. Watkins
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:102
  21. Chronic levels of inflammation are associated with higher risk of many chronic diseases. Physical activity (PA) lowers the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and others. One mechanism for P...

    Authors: Dan Lin, Cheryl L. Thompson, Djibril M. Ba, Joshua E. Muscat, Shouhao Zhou, Connie J. Rogers and Kathleen M. Sturgeon
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:101
  22. Physical activity guidelines for children encourage moderate-to-vigorous intensity activities (MVPA); however, some studies have found that only vigorous intensity activities (VPA) might promote health benefit...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Jairo H. Migueles, Pontus Henriksson and Marie Löf
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:99
  23. Power training (PT) has been shown to be an effective method for improving muscle function, including maximal strength, measured by one-repetition maximum (1RM), and power output in older adults. However, it i...

    Authors: Marcelo Bandeira-Guimarães, Eduarda Blanco-Rambo, Alexandra Ferreira Vieira, Mikel L. Sáez de Asteasu, Ronei S. Pinto, Mikel Izquierdo and Eduardo Lusa Cadore
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:98
  24. Estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormones and have net excitatory and inhibitory effects, respectively, on neuronal function. Fluctuating concentrations across the menstrual cycle has led t...

    Authors: Jessica Piasecki, Yuxiao Guo, Eleanor J. Jones, Bethan E. Phillips, Daniel W. Stashuk, Philip J. Atherton and Mathew Piasecki
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:97
  25. Multisport engagement is positioned as the antithesis to specialization within youth development pathways. However, different terms are used to describe the multisport pathway, which may create confusion regar...

    Authors: Gillian Ramsay, Alexandra Mosher and Joseph Baker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:96
  26. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for tackle-related concussion observed in matches involving under (U) 18, U 22 and professional men’s Rugby Union players through video analysis.

    Authors: Takayuki Kawasaki, Yuta Kawakami, Shuko Nojiri, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Manabu Kuroki, Shogo Sobue, Kenta Shibuya, Yuji Takazawa and Muneaki Ishijima
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:95
  27. The main task of applied sport science is to inform decision-making in sports practice, that is, enabling practitioners to compare the expectable outcomes of different options (e.g. training programs).

    Authors: Anne Hecksteden, Niklas Keller, Guangze Zhang, Tim Meyer and Thomas Hauser
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:94
  28. Upper-body plyometric training (UBPT) is a commonly used training method, yet its effects on physical fitness are inconsistent and there is a lack of comprehensive reviews on the topic.

    Authors: Exal Garcia-Carrillo, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Rohit K. Thapa, José Afonso, Urs Granacher and Mikel Izquierdo
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:93
  29. Mental health problems cover a wide spectrum. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most frequent mental health problem in the general population and in elite athletes. The aim of the present study was to a...

    Authors: Astrid Junge and Anja Hauschild
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:92
  30. There is a growing body of evidence showing the importance of physical activity against civilization-induced metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and obesity. Eccentric contraction, when skelet...

    Authors: Gergő Szűcs, Márton Pipicz, Márton Richárd Szabó, Tamás Csont, László Török and Csaba Csonka
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:91
  31. Subthreshold depression is a highly prevalent mood disorder in young adults. Mind–body exercises, such as Tai Chi, have been adopted as interventions for clinical depressive symptoms. However, the possible eff...

    Authors: Jingsong Wu, Jian Song, Youze He, Zhaoying Li, Haiyin Deng, Zhenming Huang, Xiaoting Xie, Nichol M. L. Wong, Jing Tao, Tatia M. C. Lee and Chetwyn C. H. Chan
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:90
  32. The effects of hypoxia conditioning, which involves recurrent exposure to hypoxia combined with exercise training, on improving body composition in the ageing population have not been extensively investigated.

    Authors: Zhijian He, Lijun Qiang, Yusheng Liu, Wenfeng Gao, Tao Feng, Yang Li, Bing Yan and Olivier Girard
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:89
  33. The sex difference in the three split disciplines (swimming, cycling, and running) and overall race times in triathlon races has mainly been investigated for the Olympic distance and IRONMAN® triathlon formats...

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, David Valero, Elias Villiger, Mabliny Thuany, Marilia Santos Andrade, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Ivan Cuk and Katja Weiss
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:88
  34. Deloading is a ubiquitous yet under-researched strategy within strength and physique training. How deloading should be integrated into the training programme to elicit optimal training outcomes is unknown. To ...

    Authors: Lee Bell, Ben William Strafford, Max Coleman, Patroklos Androulakis Korakakis and David Nolan
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:87
  35. The integration of resistance training for cardiac patients leads to important health outcomes that are not optimally obtained with aerobic exercise; these include an increase in muscle mass, maintenance of bo...

    Authors: Kimberley L. Way, Hannah J. Thomas, Lewan Parker, Andrew Maiorana, Michelle A. Keske, David Scott, Jennifer L. Reed, Jessica Tieng, Daniel Hackett, Tess Hawkins, Christopher Latella, Rachael Cordina and Derek L. Tran
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:86
  36. Circulating biomarkers of bone formation and resorption are widely used in exercise metabolism research, but their responses to exercise are not clear. This study aimed to quantify group responses and inter-in...

    Authors: Rita Civil, Eimear Dolan, Paul A. Swinton, Lívia Santos, Ian Varley, Philip J. Atherton, Kirsty J. Elliott-Sale and Craig Sale
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:85
  37. Inorganic nitrate (NO3) supplementation is purported to benefit short-term exercise performance, but it is unclear whether NO3 improves longer-term exercise training responses (such as improvements in VO2peak o...

    Authors: Austin C. Hogwood, Kara C. Anderson, Joaquin Ortiz de Zevallos, Craig Paterson, Arthur Weltman and Jason D. Allen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:84
  38. High tendon strain leads to sub-rupture fatigue damage and net-catabolic signaling upon repetitive loading. While high levels of tendon strain occur in adolescent athletes at risk for tendinopathy, a direct as...

    Authors: Falk Mersmann, Theresa Domroes, Meng-Shiuan Tsai, Nikolaos Pentidis, Arno Schroll, Sebastian Bohm and Adamantios Arampatzis
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:83
  39. This study aimed to quantify the potential variability in the volume of work completed after reaching different velocity loss (VL) thresholds and determine the effects of sex, training status and history, as w...

    Authors: Ivan Jukic, Katarina Prnjak, Michael R. McGuigan and Eric R. Helms
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:80
  40. High prevalence rates of β2-agonist use among athletes in competitive sports makes it tempting to speculate that illegitimate use of β2-agonists boosts performance. However, data regarding the potential perfor...

    Authors: Daniel A. Bizjak, Dorle Nussbaumer, Kay Winkert, Gunnar Treff, Kensuke Takabajashi, Lennart Mentz, Franziska Schober, Jasmine-Lèonike Buhl, Lucas John, Jens Dreyhaupt, Luise Steeb, Lukas C. Harps, Maria K. Parr, Patrick Diel, Martina Zügel and Jürgen M. Steinacker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:79
  41. There is limited information regarding adaptation of HIIT in female athletes which is important since the adaptation to HIIT may be different compared to male athletes. Therefore, the aim of this systematic re...

    Authors: Mima Stankovic, Dusan Djordjevic, Nebojsa Trajkovic and Zoran Milanovic
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:78
  42. 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 9:74

    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:73

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:4

  43. In spring of 2020, the Sars-CoV-2 incidence rate increased rapidly in Germany and around the world. Throughout the next 2 years, schools were temporarily closed and social distancing measures were put in place...

    Authors: Paula Teich, Thea Fühner, Florian Bähr, Christian Puta, Urs Granacher and Reinhold Kliegl
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:77
  44. Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are one of the most common sport-related injuries. They have a high injury burden and a high recurrence rate. The development of novel muscle injury grading systems has provided...

    Authors: Fearghal Kerin, Stuart O’Flanagan, Joe Coyle, Garreth Farrell, Darragh Curley, Ulrik McCarthy Persson, Giuseppe De Vito and Eamonn Delahunt
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:75

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