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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. The implementation of blood flow restriction (BFR) during exercise is becoming an increasingly useful adjunct method in both athletic and rehabilitative settings. Advantages in pairing BFR with training can be...

    Authors: Man Tong Chua, Alexiaa Sim and Stephen Francis Burns
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:122
  22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, matches and soccer-specific training were suspended for several weeks, matches after resumption were congested, and substitutions per team and game increased from three to five.

    Authors: Maximiliane Thron, Peter Düking, Sascha Härtel, Alexander Woll and Stefan Altmann
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:121
  23. In swimming, the beneficial effects of the in-water warm-up are often undermined by the long transition periods before competition (≥ 20 min). For that reason, studies comparing the effects of in-water warm-up...

    Authors: Francisco Cuenca-Fernández, Daniel Boullosa, Óscar López-Belmonte, Ana Gay, Jesús Juan Ruiz-Navarro and Raúl Arellano
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:120
  24. Molecular Exercise Physiology and Omics approaches represent an important step toward synthesis and integration, the original essence of Physiology. Despite the significant progress they have introduced in Exe...

    Authors: Natàlia Balagué, Robert Hristovski, Maricarmen Almarcha, Sergi Garcia-Retortillo and Plamen Ch. Ivanov
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:119
  25. For more than a century, many concepts and several theories and principles pertaining to the goals, organization, methodology and evaluation of the effects of resistance training (RT) have been developed and d...

    Authors: Juan José González-Badillo, Luis Sánchez-Medina, Juan Ribas-Serna and David Rodríguez-Rosell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:118
  26. High cumulative external and internal load may predispose athletes to increased risk for injury across a variety of sports, competition levels, and age groups. However, evidence of an association between cumul...

    Authors: Katie Sniffen, Kemba Noel-London, Melody Schaeffer and Oluwatoyosi Owoeye
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:117
  27. There is debate about the magnitude of geometrical remodeling [i.e., left ventricle (LV) cavity enlargement vs. wall thickening] in the heart of elite athletes, and no limits of normality have been yet establishe...

    Authors: Araceli Boraita, Leonel Díaz-Gonzalez, Pedro L. Valenzuela, María-Eugenia Heras, Francisco Morales-Acuna, Adrián Castillo-García, María J. Lucia, Pedro Suja, Alejandro Santos-Lozano and Alejandro Lucia
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:116
  28. Individuals with severe mental disorders (SMDs; schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder) are not only suffering from their mental conditions; they also have an attenua...

    Authors: Mathias Forsberg Brobakken, Mona Nygård and Eivind Wang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:115
  29. The aim of this study was to provide a theoretical model to predict the vertical loading rate (VLR) at different slopes and speeds during incline running.

    Authors: Marcel Lemire, Mathieu Falbriard, Kamiar Aminian, Eloïse Pavlik, Grégoire P. Millet and Frédéric Meyer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:114
  30. There is a need to develop strategies that could contribute to the physical and mental preparation of motorsport athletes. A common method used by experienced motorsport athlete physical trainers is flashing l...

    Authors: Dávid Horváth, János Négyesi, Tamás Győri, Botond Szűcs, Péter János Tóth, Zsolt Matics, Csaba Ökrös, Sándor Sáfár, Nikolett Szabó, Beáta Takács, Róbert Kathy, Klára Tóth, David P. Ferguson, Ryoichi Nagatomi and Levente Rácz
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:113
  31. Running-related injuries are prevalent among distance runners. Changing step rate is a commonly used running retraining strategy in the management and prevention of running-related injuries.

    Authors: Laura M. Anderson, Joel F. Martin, Christian J. Barton and Daniel R. Bonanno
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:112
  32. Overall life expectancy continues to rise, approaching 80 years of age in several developed countries. However, healthy life expectancy lags far behind, which has, in turn, contributed to increasing costs in h...

    Authors: Marlies Schellnegger, Alvin C. Lin, Niels Hammer and Lars-Peter Kamolz
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:111
  33. Protein supplementation augments muscle strength gain during resistance training. Although some studies focus on the dose-response relationship of total protein intake to muscle mass or strength, the detailed ...

    Authors: Ryoichi Tagawa, Daiki Watanabe, Kyoko Ito, Takeru Otsuyama, Kyosuke Nakayama, Chiaki Sanbongi and Motohiko Miyachi
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:110
  34. Physical activity is essential in acquiring healthy lifestyle behaviors in the early years of maturational development and preventing various diseases. Resistance training (RT) is fundamental for improving bod...

    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 2022 8:109

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

    The Letter to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2023 9:12

  35. A growing body of literature is available regarding the effects of plyometric jump training (PJT) on measures of physical fitness (PF) and sport-specific performance (SSP) in-water sports athletes (WSA, i.e. t...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Alejandro Perez-Castilla, Rohit K. Thapa, José Afonso, Filipe Manuel Clemente, Juan C. Colado, Eduardo Saéz de Villarreal and Helmi Chaabene
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:108
  36. Despite the growing global participation of females in basketball and number of studies conducted on the topic, no research has summarized the external and internal load variables encountered by female basketb...

    Authors: Cody J. Power, Jordan L. Fox, Vincent J. Dalbo and Aaron T. Scanlan
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:107
  37. Commonly used clinical posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tests present with diagnostic weaknesses requiring alternative clinical tests. The Lateral-Anterior Drawer test (LAD-test) is a suggested alternative th...

    Authors: Gesine H. Seeber, Christoph Thalhamer, Omer C. Matthijs, Wolfgang Doskar, Phillip S. Sizer Jr. and Djordje Lazovic
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:106
  38. Strength training (ST) is commonly used to improve muscle strength, power, and neuromuscular adaptations and is recommended combined with runner training. It is possible that the acute effects of the strength ...

    Authors: Gustavo Ivo de Carvalho e Silva, Leandro Henrique Albuquerque Brandão, Devisson dos Santos Silva, Micael Deivison de Jesus Alves, Felipe J. Aidar, Matheus Santos de Sousa Fernandes, Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio, Beat Knechtle and Raphael Fabricio de Souza
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:105
  39. The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (Child SCAT5) was developed to evaluate children between 5 and 12 years of age for a suspected concussion. However, limited empirical evidence exists demo...

    Authors: Nicholas K. Erdman, Patricia M. Kelshaw, Samantha L. Hacherl and Shane V. Caswell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2022 8:104
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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

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