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  1. Strength training is widely used in swimming for improvement in performance. There are several ways to embark on strength training, which to different degrees follows the principle of specificity. There are di...

    Authors: Line Fone and Roland van den Tillaar
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:19
  2. The popularity of consumer-wearable activity trackers has led the scientific community to conduct an increasing number of intervention studies integrating them to promote physical activity (PA) and to reduce s...

    Authors: Carolina Casado-Robles, Jesús Viciana, Santiago Guijarro-Romero and Daniel Mayorga-Vega
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:18
  3. Athlete selection (often referred to as talent selection) reflects the end point of what is a complex decision-making process coaches, administrators, and/or scouts use when deciding who remains and who is rem...

    Authors: Joseph Baker, Kathryn Johnston and Nick Wattie
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:17
  4. It is well known that uncompensable heat stress greatly impairs endurance and team sport-related performance because an increase in the core temperature directly induces a greater magnitude of the central fati...

    Authors: Yinhang Cao, Tze-Huan Lei, Faming Wang, Bin Yang and Toby Mündel
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:16
  5. Seeking to obtain a competitive advantage and manage the risk of injury, team sport organisations are investing in tracking systems that can quantify training and competition characteristics. It is expected th...

    Authors: Lorena Torres-Ronda, Emma Beanland, Sarah Whitehead, Alice Sweeting and Jo Clubb
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:15
  6. Postprandial dysmetabolism, an important cardiovascular disease risk factor, can be improved by exercise. Further systematic review and meta-analysis is needed to compare the effects of accumulated exercise wi...

    Authors: Xiaoyuan Zhang, Chen Zheng, Robin S. T. Ho, Masashi Miyashita and Stephen Heung Sang Wong
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:14
  7. The primary aim of this study was to determine the influence of task constraints, from an ecological perspective, on goal kicking performance in Australian football. The secondary aim was to compare the applic...

    Authors: Peter R. Browne, Alice J. Sweeting and Sam Robertson
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:13
  8. Collisions in rugby union and sevens have a high injury incidence and burden, and are also associated with player and team performance. Understanding the frequency and intensity of these collisions is therefor...

    Authors: Lara Paul, Mitchell Naughton, Ben Jones, Demi Davidow, Amir Patel, Mike Lambert and Sharief Hendricks
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:12
  9. Groin pain is a very common injury in multidirectional sports such as soccer, ice hockey, rugby and Australian football. Long-standing adductor-related groin pain is a persistent clinical condition and a frequ...

    Authors: Luca Vergani, Marco Cuniberti, Massimo Zanovello, Daniele Maffei, Abdulaziz Farooq and Cristiano Eirale
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:11
  10. Despite calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) being problematic in many sports, there is a dearth of research to guide clinicians dealing with these injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current pra...

    Authors: Brady Green, Jodie A. McClelland, Adam I. Semciw, Anthony G. Schache, Alan McCall and Tania Pizzari
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:10
  11. Autoregulation has emerged as a potentially beneficial resistance training paradigm to individualize and optimize programming; however, compared to standardized prescription, the effects of autoregulated load ...

    Authors: Landyn M. Hickmott, Philip D. Chilibeck, Keely A. Shaw and Scotty J. Butcher
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:9
  12. Muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can occur following intense exercise. Various modalities have been studied to improve blood lactate accumulation, which is a primary reason for DOMS. It h...

    Authors: Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, Thomas Chan, Alexandra S. Jensen, James E. B. Docherty, Rebecca Grohman and Sheldon C. Yao
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:8

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:51

  13. The suitability of corticomotor inhibition and corticospinal excitability to measure brain health outcomes and recovery of sport-related head impact (concussion and subconcussion) depends on good inter-day rel...

    Authors: Thomas G. Di Virgilio, Magdalena Ietswaart, Ragul Selvamoorthy and Angus M. Hunter
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:7
  14. Research on talent in sports aims to identify predictors of future performance. This study retrospectively investigated 1) relationships between young handball field players’ technical throwing skills and (a) ...

    Authors: Till Koopmann, Franziska Lath, Dirk Büsch and Jörg Schorer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:6
  15. Stimulant medications used for the treatment of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are believed to provide a physical advantage in athletics, but several of these medications are not regulated by ...

    Authors: Jenny Berezanskaya, William Cade, Thomas M. Best, Kristopher Paultre and Carolyn Kienstra
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:5
  16. To increase safety in elite alpine ski racing Injury Surveillance Systems were implemented and preventive measures introduced. However, studies analysing the change in athletes’ injury risk by controlling for ...

    Authors: Michael Barth, Hans-Peter Platzer, Carina Andrea Forstinger, Gunnar Innerhofer, Anton Giger, Peter Schröcksnadel and Werner Nachbauer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:4
  17. Artistic gymnastics is a popular Olympic discipline where female athletes compete in four and male athletes in six events with floor exercise having the longest competition duration in Women’s and Men’s artist...

    Authors: Sebastian Kaufmann, Martin Ziegler, Jana Werner, Christine Noe, Richard Latzel, Stefan Witzany, Ralph Beneke and Olaf Hoos
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:3
  18. The validity of ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) during aerobic training is well established; however, its validity during resistance exercise is less clear. This meta-analysis used the known relationships ...

    Authors: John W. D. Lea, Jamie M. O’Driscoll, Sabina Hulbert, James Scales and Jonathan D. Wiles
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:2
  19. Research results on the training intensity distribution (TID) in endurance athletes are equivocal. This non-uniformity appears to be partially founded in the different quantification methods that are implement...

    Authors: Manuel Matzka, Robert Leppich, Billy Sperlich and Christoph Zinner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:1
  20. Cardiorespiratory fitness and fatness (notably central obesity) are mediating factors of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and consequent cardiovascular disease (CVD)/mortality risk. The fitness-fatness index (FFI...

    Authors: Joyce S. Ramos, Lance C. Dalleck, Mackenzie Fennell, Alex Martini, Talita Welmans, Rebecca Stennett, Shelley E. Keating, Robert G. Fassett and Jeff S. Coombes
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:100
  21. Interval training is a form of exercise that involves intermittent bouts of relatively intense effort interspersed with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise for recovery. Low-volume high-intensity inter...

    Authors: Lauren E. Skelly, Celine Bailleul and Jenna B. Gillen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:99
  22. “Sit less–move more” has been the univocal advice to adults for better health. Predominantly, this advice is based on research of physical behaviors during leisure-time. A recent study among > 100,000 adults i...

    Authors: Andreas Holtermann, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, David M. Hallman, Ding Ding, Dorothea Dumuid and Nidhi Gupta
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:98
  23. Despite hip and groin pain being commonly reported in elite youth football players, little evidence on risk factors exists. Risk factors in adult football players include reduced hip adductor strength and hip ...

    Authors: Jacob Schoffl, Katherine Dooley, Peter Miller, Jess Miller and Suzanne J. Snodgrass
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:97
  24. Australian Football is a fast paced, intermittent sport, played by both male and female populations. The aim of this systematic review was to compare male and female Australian Football players, competing at e...

    Authors: Christopher Wing, Nicolas H. Hart, Callum McCaskie, Petar Djanis, Fadi Ma’ayah and Kazunori Nosaka
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:96
  25. Authors: Víctor Rodrigo-Carranza, Fernando González-Mohíno, Jordan Santos-Concejero and José María González-Ravé
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:94

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:95

    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:21

  26. This study assessed relationships and sex differences between psychological state (recovery, stress, anxiety, and self-confidence) and gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) prior to and during a 56 km ultramarathon ...

    Authors: Charles S. Urwin, Luana C. Main, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, David R. Skvarc, Spencer S. H. Roberts, Dominique Condo, Amelia J. Carr, Lilia Convit, William Jardine, Shant S. Rahman and Rhiannon M. J. Snipe
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:93
  27. Protection against airborne infection is currently, due to the COVID-19-associated restrictions, ubiquitously applied during public transport use, work and leisure time. Increased carbon dioxide re-inhalation ...

    Authors: Tobias Engeroff, David A. Groneberg and Daniel Niederer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:92
  28. The Nordic Hamstring Exercise (NHE) is very popular for selective eccentric hamstring strengthening. However, NHE-related research is hindered by insufficient details about implementation and reporting. Availa...

    Authors: Tobias Alt and Marcus Schmidt
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:91
  29. There is increasing international interest in clinical practice and research related to mental health in the international sports society. The athlete-specific psychological distress assessment tool that addre...

    Authors: Yasutaka Ojio, Asami Matsunaga, Shin Kawamura, Masanori Horiguchi, Goro Yoshitani, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Rei Amemiya, Ayako Kanie, Rosemary Purcell, Simon M. Rice and Chiyo Fujii
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:90
  30. Urinary incontinence (UI) can negatively affect a woman’s quality of life, participation in sport and athletic performance. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of UI in competitive wo...

    Authors: Lolita Wikander, Marilynne N. Kirshbaum, Nasreena Waheed and Daniel E. Gahreman
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:89
  31. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is safe and implemented in international cardiac rehabilitation guidelines. Evidence for long-term health effects is scarce and rare for health care service research.

    Authors: Lars Gabrys, Johannes Soff, Christian Thiel, Christian Schmidt, Enno Swart and Dirk Peschke
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:88
  32. Across team sports, it is critically important to appropriately define, evaluate and then aptly describe individual and team performance. This is of particular significance when we consider that performance mo...

    Authors: Tannath J. Scott, Colin E. Sanctuary, Matthew S. Tredrea and Adrian J. Gray
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:87
  33. Physical activity (PA) has acquired a significant relevance due to the health benefits associated with its practice. Accelerometers are an effective tool to assess PA; however, the diversity of cut-off points ...

    Authors: Francisco Jesus Llorente-Cantarero, Jose Manuel Jurado-Castro, Rosaura Leis, Rocío Vázquez-Cobela, Esther M. González-Gil, Concepción María Aguilera, Gloria Bueno, Luis A. Moreno, Angel Gil and Mercedes Gil-Campos
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:86
  34. The validity of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) in identifying active females who are predisposed to injury has not been specifically reviewed. This study aims to synthesize the literature on the ability ...

    Authors: Mojtaba Asgari, Shahab Alizadeh, Anna Sendt and Thomas Jaitner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:85
  35. The tackle is the in-game activity carrying the greatest risk for concussion in rugby. A recent evaluation of tackle characteristics in rugby union precipitated a rule modification to reduce head impact risk d...

    Authors: Andrew J. Gardner, Grant L. Iverson, Suzi Edwards and Ross Tucker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:84
  36. Sports practice can promote several health benefits in pediatric populations; nonetheless, most of the studies that investigated these benefits are of cross-sectional design. Thus, our objective was to verify ...

    Authors: Camila Cassemiro Rosa, William Rodrigues Tebar, Crystian Bittencourt Soares Oliveira, Breno Quintella Farah, Juliano Casonatto, Bruna Thamyres Ciccotti Saraiva and Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:83
  37. Few studies have assessed the use of dietary supplements, anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) and selective androgen receptor modulators (SARM) in male gym users. The comparison of physical appearance with othe...

    Authors: Luuk Hilkens, Maarten Cruyff, Liesbeth Woertman, Jeroen Benjamins and Catharine Evers
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:81
  38. Preventing sports injuries is at the forefront of sports medicine. Although effective preventive strategies in scientific literature exist, their implementation is lagging behind. The Internet could support th...

    Authors: Aleksandra Katarzyna Mącznik, Poonam Mehta and Mandeep Kaur
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:80
  39. With the rising amount of data in the sports and health sectors, a plethora of applications using big data mining have become possible. Multiple frameworks have been proposed to mine, store, preprocess, and an...

    Authors: Ashwin A. Phatak, Franz-Georg Wieland, Kartik Vempala, Frederik Volkmar and Daniel Memmert
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:79
  40. Low back pain (LBP) is a burdensome problem affecting amateur cyclists. This cross-sectional study analysed Italian amateur cycling cohort’s demographic and sport-specific characteristics, the prevalence and c...

    Authors: Simone Battista, Lucia Grazia Sansone and Marco Testa
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:78
  41. Compared with age-matched untrained men, resistance-trained men who have undergone long duration training (> 2 years) at a high frequency (> 5 days/week) may be lower cardiovagal baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) b...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Nakamura and Isao Muraoka
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:77
  42. Information technology has been integrated into most areas of sport, providing new insights, improving the efficiency of operational processes, and offering unique opportunities for exploration and inquiry. Wh...

    Authors: Carl T. Woods, Duarte Araújo, Keith Davids and James Rudd
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:76
  43. Biomechanical factors affecting horizontal-plane hip and knee kinetic chain and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk during cutting maneuvers remain unclear. This study aimed to examine whether differe...

    Authors: Issei Ogasawara, Yohei Shimokochi, Shoji Konda, Tatsuo Mae and Ken Nakata
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:75
  44. The impact of vitamin D on musculoskeletal health is well-established, although its influence on physical performance is unclear. Therefore, we conducted this study to evaluate the impact of 25-hydroxy-vitamin...

    Authors: Astrid Most, Oliver Dörr, Holger Nef, Christian Hamm, Timm Bauer and Pascal Bauer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:74
  45. Exercise can improve mental health; however many tertiary students do not reach recommended levels of weekly engagement. Short-term exercise may be more achievable for tertiary students to engage in to promote...

    Authors: Michaela C. Pascoe, Alan P. Bailey, Melinda Craike, Tim Carter, Rhiannon K. Patten, Nigel K. Stepto and Alexandra G. Parker
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:72
  46. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common overuse injury that lacks effective evidence-based treatment options. Reduced leg girth has been associated with MTSS development because it is hypothesised to ...

    Authors: Joshua P. M. Mattock, Julie R. Steele and Karen J. Mickle
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:71
  47. Although even small volumes (15–20 min) of daily physical activity (PA) are associated with health benefits, the optimal volume for healthy aging and longevity is substantially larger, amounting to about 100 m...

    Authors: Martin Kopp and Martin Burtscher
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:70

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