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  1. Recovery strategies are used to enhance performance and reduce injury risk in athletes. In previous systematic reviews, individual recovery strategies were investigated to clarify their effectiveness for mixed...

    Authors: Shuting Li, Matthias Kempe, Michel Brink and Koen Lemmink
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:55
  2. This study aims to identify sports interventions for children and adolescents (CaA) with chronic diseases and evaluate their impact on physical, psychological, and social well-being. The findings of this study...

    Authors: Borja Sañudo, Antonio Jesús Sánchez-Oliver, Jesús Fernández-Gavira, Dominik Gaser, Nicola Stöcker, Miguel Peralta, Adilson Marques, Sofia Papakonstantinou, Chiara Nicolini and Christina Sitzberger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:54
  3. To provide epidemiological data for minor and moderate-to-serious injury claims for gym and fitness related injuries amongst those aged 16–64 in New Zealand, to inform the development of an injury prevention p...

    Authors: Melissa Cuthbertson-Moon, Patria A. Hume, Hannah E. Wyatt, Isaac Carlson and Bryce Hastings
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:53
  4. Maximal strength may contribute to soccer players’ performance. Several resistance training modalities offer the potential to improve maximal strength. During recent years, a large number of plyometric jump tr...

    Authors: Javier Sanchez-Sanchez, Alejandro Rodriguez-Fernandez, Urs Granacher, José Afonso and Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:52
  5. Maintaining a consistent sleep and wake time is often reported as a key component of circadian rhythmicity and quality sleep. However, the impact of sleep onset and offset time variability on overall sleep out...

    Authors: Angus Teece, Christopher Martyn Beaven, Haresh Suppiah, Christos K. Argus, Nicholas Gill and Matthew W. Driller
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:51
  6. A typical training plan is a mix of many training sessions with different intensities and durations to achieve a specific goal, like running a marathon in a certain time. Scientific publications provide little...

    Authors: Melanie Knopp, Daniel Appelhans, Martin Schönfelder, Stephen Seiler and Henning Wackerhage
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:50
  7. Psychological readiness is an important consideration for athletes and clinicians when making return to sport decisions following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). To improve our understanding ...

    Authors: Timothy C. Sell, Ryan Zerega, Victoria King, Charles R. Reiter, Hailey Wrona, Garrett S. Bullock, Nilani Mills, Anu Räisänen, Leila Ledbetter, Gary S. Collins, Joanna Kvist, Stephanie R. Filbay and Justin M. Losciale
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:49
  8. Ultra-endurance events are gaining popularity in multiple exercise disciplines, including cycling. With increasing numbers of ultra-cycling events, aspects influencing participation and performance are of inte...

    Authors: Lucas Tiemeier, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Daniela Chlíbková, Matthias Wilhelm, Mabliny Thuany, Katja Weiss and Beat Knechtle
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:48
  9. People with long COVID may suffer from a wide range of ongoing symptoms including fatigue, exertional dyspnea, reduced exercise performance, and others. In particular, impaired exercise performance is a condit...

    Authors: Rainer Gloeckl, Ralf H. Zwick, Ulrich Fürlinger, Tessa Schneeberger, Daniela Leitl, Inga Jarosch, Uta Behrends, Carmen Scheibenbogen and Andreas Rembert Koczulla
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:47
  10. Several reviews have examined the health benefits of participation in specific sports, such as baseball, cricket, cross-country skiing, cycling, downhill skiing, football, golf, judo, rugby, running and swimmi...

    Authors: Pekka Oja, Aamir Raoof Memon, Sylvia Titze, Danijel Jurakic, Si-Tong Chen, Nipun Shrestha, Sowannry Em, Tena Matolic, Tommi Vasankari, Ari Heinonen, Jozo Grgic, Pasi Koski, Sami Kokko, Paul Kelly, Charlie Foster, Hrvoje Podnar…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:46
  11. Increases in maximal strength and muscle volume represent central aims of training interventions. Recent research suggested that the chronic application of stretch may be effective in inducing hypertrophy. The...

    Authors: Konstantin Warneke, Lars Hubertus Lohmann, David G. Behm, Klaus Wirth, Michael Keiner, Stephan Schiemann and Jan Wilke
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:45
  12. Research into esports suggests that e’athletes experience physiological stressors and demands during competition and training. The physiological demands of esports are poorly understood and need to be investig...

    Authors: Mitchell Nicholson, Dylan Poulus, Rob Robergs, Vincent Kelly and Craig McNulty
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:44
  13. The rugby league tackle has been identified as the game event with the greatest propensity for a clinically diagnosed concussion. This study aims to replicate the work conducted in professional rugby league an...

    Authors: Martin A. Lang, Ross Tucker, Suzi Edwards, Grant L. Iverson and Andrew J. Gardner
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:43
  14. Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation is one of the most popular strategies used by the general population and athletes to reduce muscle soreness and accelerate the recovery process of muscle damage...

    Authors: Atef Salem, Khouloud Ben Maaoui, Haithem Jahrami, Mezna A. AlMarzooqi, Omar Boukhris, Balsam Messai, Cain C. T. Clark, Jordan M. Glenn, Hadeel A. Ghazzaoui, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Achraf Ammar, Khaled Trabelsi and Hamdi Chtourou
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:42
  15. Practicing sports during childhood and adolescence provides benefits to cardiac autonomic modulation (CAM) at these stages of life. However, it is not known whether these benefits to CAM persist into adulthood...

    Authors: Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, William R. Tebar, Jorge Mota, Leandro D. Delfino, Amanda B. Santos, Raphael M. Ritti-Dias, Rômulo A. Fernandes, Gerson Ferrari and Luiz Carlos M. Vanderlei
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:41
  16. Esports is competitive video gaming, performed within teams or individually, across multiple genres. Players are required to be sedentary for extended periods and require a high-level of cognitive skills for s...

    Authors: Mitchell Nicholson, Courtney Thompson, Dylan Poulus, Toby Pavey, Rob Robergs, Vincent Kelly and Craig McNulty
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:40
  17. Sleep is a critical component of recovery, but it can be disrupted following prolonged endurance exercise. The objective of this study was to examine the capacity of male and female professional cyclists to re...

    Authors: Charli Sargent, Summer Jasinski, Emily R. Capodilupo, Jeremy Powers, Dean J. Miller and Gregory D. Roach
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:39
  18. Musculoskeletal conditions are a leading contributor to disability worldwide. The treatment of these conditions accounts for 7% of health care costs in Germany and is often provided by physiotherapists. Yet, a...

    Authors: Linda Baumbach, Wiebke Feddern, Benedikt Kretzler, André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:38
  19. Previous studies reported differences in genotype frequency of the ACTN3 R577X polymorphisms (rs1815739; RR, RX and XX) in athletes and non-athletic populations. This systematic review with meta-analysis assessed...

    Authors: El Mokhtar El Ouali, Benjamin Barthelemy, Juan Del Coso, Anthony C. Hackney, Ismail Laher, Karuppasamy Govindasamy, Abdelhalem Mesfioui, Urs Granacher and Hassane Zouhal
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:37
  20. Daily nutrition plays an important role in supporting training adaptions and endurance performance. The objective of this 10-week study was to investigate the consequences of varying carbohydrate consumption a...

    Authors: Anna Maria Moitzi, Martin Krššák, Radka Klepochova, Christoph Triska, Robert Csapo and Daniel König
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:36
  21. Ankle sprains lead to an unexplained reduction of ankle eversion strength, and arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) in peroneal muscles is considered one of the underlying causes. This study aimed to observe th...

    Authors: Shiyu Dong, Yanhao Liu, Ziyin Liu, Peixin Shen, Hao Sun, Ping Zhang, Daniel T.P. Fong and Qipeng Song
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:35
  22. Sleep and physical performance are strongly related and mutually influence each other. Athletes, particularly in disciplines like offshore sailing and ultra-endurance sports, often suffer from sleep deprivatio...

    Authors: Anthony Kishi, Guillaume Y Millet, Matthieu Desplan, Bruno Lemarchand and Nicolas Bouscaren
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:34
  23. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is manifested by sensorimotor impairments in the sprained ankle, including deficits in sensation, motor function, and central integration or processing. These impairments have a...

    Authors: Xiaomei Hu, Tianyi Feng, Pan Li, Jingjing Liao and Lin Wang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:33
  24. The capacity to change attention from one area to another depending on the many environmental circumstances present is a crucial aspect of selective attention and is strictly correlated to reaction time. The c...

    Authors: Fiorenzo Moscatelli, Antonietta Monda, Antonietta Messina, Marcellino Monda, Vincenzo Monda, Ines Villano, Antonella De Maria, Mancini Nicola, Gabriella Marsala, Maria Ida de Stefano, Pierpaolo Limone, Giovanni Messina and Rita Polito
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:32
  25. Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a heterogenous injury that often presents with varied symptoms and impairment. Recently, research has focused on identifying subtypes, or clinical profiles of concussion to be...

    Authors: Niki A. Konstantinides, Sean M. Murphy, Bridget M. Whelan, Kimberly G. Harmon, Sourav K. Poddar, Theresa D. Hernández and Rachel K. Rowe
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:31
  26. Based on the largely untested premise that it is a restorative hormone that may reverse the detrimental impacts of aging, prescription of testosterone (T) has increased in recent decades despite no new clinica...

    Authors: Daniel J. Green, Lauren C. Chasland, Bu B. Yeap and Louise H. Naylor
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:30
  27. Change of direction (COD) movements are associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in multidirectional sports. Females appear at increased risk compared to males, which could be attr...

    Authors: Thomas A. Donelon, Jamie Edwards, Mathew Brown, Paul A. Jones, Jamie O’Driscoll and Thomas Dos’Santos
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:29
  28. Hormonal doping in recreational sports is a public-health concern. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) promoted the creation of the Athlete Biological Passport, aiming to monitor athlete’s biological variables...

    Authors: Filippo Giorgio Di Girolamo, Chiara Biasinutto, Alessandro Mangogna, Nicola Fiotti, Pierandrea Vinci, Rado Pisot, Filippo Mearelli, Bostjan Simunic, Chiara Roni and Gianni Biolo
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:28
  29. To identify biomarkers that precede the decline of human function and independence during the lifespan, two important concepts have been introduced in recent decades: sarcopenia and dynapenia. While the former...

    Authors: Sandro R. Freitas, Carlos Cruz-Montecinos, Sébastien Ratel and Ronei S. Pinto
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:27
  30. This study explored the deloading practices of competitive strength and physique athletes. A 55-item anonymised web-based survey was distributed to a convenience-based, cross-sectional sample of competitive st...

    Authors: David Rogerson, David Nolan, Patroklos Androulakis Korakakis, Velu Immonen, Milo Wolf and Lee Bell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:26
  31. Globally, just one in five adolescents meet physical activity guidelines and three-quarters of the school day is spent sitting. It is unclear which types of school-based interventions strategies increase physi...

    Authors: Ana María Contardo Ayala, Kate Parker, Emiliano Mazzoli, Natalie Lander, Nicola D. Ridgers, Anna Timperio, David R. Lubans, Gavin Abbott, Harriet Koorts and Jo Salmon
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:25
  32. The transition into elite-level sport can expose young athletes to risk factors for mental ill-health, including increased performance expectations, stressors associated with becoming increasingly public figur...

    Authors: Vita Pilkington, Simon Rice, Lisa Olive, Courtney Walton and Rosemary Purcell
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:24
  33. Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is the most common sports injury, leading to a high rate of recurrence and the development of chronic ankle instability. One possible explanation is the lack of objective, evidence-b...

    Authors: Brice Picot, François Fourchet, Ronny Lopes, Gauthier Rauline, Kinan Freiha, Pieter D’hooghe, Eugénie Valentin and Alexandre Hardy
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:23
  34. Recently, genetic predisposition to injury has become a popular area of research and the association between a few single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and the susceptibility to develop musculoskeletal injur...

    Authors: Myosotis Massidda, Laura Flore, Paolo Cugia, Francesco Piras, Marco Scorcu, Naoki Kikuchi, Pawel Cięszczyk, Agnieszka Maciejewska-Skrendo, Filippo Tocco and Carla Maria Calò
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:22
  35. Intermittent exercise programs characterized through intensive exercise bouts alternated with passive or active recovery (i.e., interval training), have been proven to enhance measures of cardiorespiratory fit...

    Authors: Hassane Zouhal, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman, Ayyappan Jayavel, Anthony C. Hackney, Ismail Laher, Ayoub Saeidi, Fatma Rhibi and Urs Granacher
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:21
  36. Childhood obesity is associated with various health outcomes. Restrictive measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, like lockdowns and school closures, affected childr...

    Authors: Ludwig Piesch, Robert Stojan, Jochen Zinner, Dirk Büsch, Katharina Utesch and Till Utesch
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:20
  37. Reactive decision-making during athletic movement has been demonstrated to evoke unfavorable biomechanics associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. However, the current evidence is based on ass...

    Authors: Ghazal Mohammad Gholipour Aghdam, Mohammad Hossein Alizadeh, Hooman Minoonejad, Elham Shirzad and Jan Wilke
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:19
  38. Menthol (MEN) mouth rinsing (MR) has gained considerable interest in the athletic population for exercise performance; however, the overall magnitude of effect is unknown.

    Authors: Erica H. Gavel, Gabriel Barreto, Kierstyn V. Hawke, Trent Stellingwerff, Lewis J. James, Bryan Saunders and Heather M. Logan-Sprenger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:18
  39. A new commercially available sodium bicarbonate (SB) supplement claims to limit gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort and increase extracellular buffering capacity. To date, no available data exists to substantiate...

    Authors: Lewis A. Gough and S. Andy Sparks
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:17
  40. Elite-level coaches are exposed to multiple performance, organisational and personal stressors which may contribute to reduced mental health and wellbeing. This systematic scoping review examined the current b...

    Authors: Joshua Frost, Courtney C. Walton, Rosemary Purcell, Krista Fisher, Kate Gwyther, Michael Kocherginsky and Simon M. Rice
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:16
  41. Physical activity plays an important role in the management of blood glucose levels. However, compelling evidence exists only for aerobic and resistance training. In this review, we aimed to identify the poten...

    Authors: Ewan Thomas, Salvatore Ficarra, Masatoshi Nakamura, Patrik Drid, Tatjana Trivic and Antonino Bianco
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:15
  42. Advanced footwear technology (AFT) is currently being debated in sports. There is a direct evidence that distance running in AFT improves running economy. In addition, there is indirect evidence from competiti...

    Authors: Steffen Willwacher, Patrick Mai, Janina Helwig, Markus Hipper, Burkay Utku and Johanna Robbin
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:14
  43. In many cardiac diseases, myocardial scar tissue detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) is a risk factor for cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Previous studies in athletes reported an increas...

    Authors: Gunnar K. Lund, Sharon Leptin, Haissam Ragab, Martin R. Sinn, Alexander Fierenz, Ersin Cavus, Kai Muellerleile, Hang Chen, Jennifer Erley, Phillip Harms, Anna Kisters, Jitka Starekova, Gerhard Adam and Enver Tahir
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:13
  44. Amidst growing concern about the safety of sport-related repetitive subconcussive head impacts (RSHI), biofluid markers may provide sensitive, informative, and practical assessment of the effects of RSHI expos...

    Authors: Liivia-Mari Lember, Michail Ntikas, Stefania Mondello, Lindsay Wilson, Thomas G. Di Virgilio, Angus M. Hunter, Firas Kobeissy, Yehia Mechref, David I. Donaldson and Magdalena Ietswaart
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:12
  45. Although regular physical activity improves immune competency and reduces the prevalence of inflammatory diseases, strenuous training in elite athletes is associated with an increased susceptibility to infecti...

    Authors: Libor Vítek, Jana Woronyczova, Veronika Hanzikova and Helena Posová
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:11
  46. Climbing is an intricate sport composed of various disciplines, holds, styles, distances between holds, and levels of difficulty. In highly skilled climbers the potential for further strength-specific adaptati...

    Authors: Atle Hole Saeterbakken, Nicolay Stien, Helene Pedersen, Kaja Langer, Suzanne Scott, Michail Lubomirov Michailov, Gudmund Gronhaug, Jiří Baláš, Tom Erik Jorung Solstad and Vidar Andersen
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:10
  47. Several systematic reviews (SRs), with and without meta-analyses, have investigated the use of wearable devices to improve physical activity, and there is a need for frequent and updated syntheses on the topic.

    Authors: Jessica Longhini, Chiara Marzaro, Silvia Bargeri, Alvisa Palese, Andrea Dell’Isola, Andrea Turolla, Paolo Pillastrini, Simone Battista, Greta Castellini, Chad Cook, Silvia Gianola and Giacomo Rossettini
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:9
  48. The stress on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) induced by the quadriceps can be attenuated by activation of the hamstrings by exerting an opposing torque to the anterior translation of tibia. Consequently,...

    Authors: Johan Högberg, Ramana Piussi, Mathias Wernbom, Francesco Della Villa, Rebecca Simonsson, Kristian Samuelsson, Roland Thomeé and Eric Hamrin Hamrin Senorski
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:7
  49. Recently a proof-of-concept was proposed to derive the soccer players’ individual in-situ acceleration-speed (AS) profile from global positioning system (GPS) data collected over several sessions and games. The p...

    Authors: Nathan Miguens, Franck Brocherie, Loïc Moulié, Patrick Milhet, Mathieu Bon, Pierre Lassus, Jean-François Toussaint and Adrien Sedeaud
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:6

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