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  1. Several studies have investigated injuries of (pre-)professional ballet dancers, however most used a medical-attention and/or time-loss definition and did not analyse the prevalence of all health problems. The...

    Authors: Astrid Junge, Anja Hauschild, Janine H. Stubbe and Rogier M. van Rijn
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:79
  2. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of treadmill slope on ground reaction forces and local muscle oxygenation as putative limiting factors of peak oxygen uptake in graded maximal incremental running...

    Authors: Marcel Lemire, Frédéric Meyer, Rosalie Triguera, Fabrice Favret, Grégoire P. Millet and Stéphane P. Dufour
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:78
  3. Contracting skeletal muscle produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) originating from both mitochondrial and cytosolic sources. The use of non-specific antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, during exercise has...

    Authors: Oliver Gonzalo-Skok and Rafael A. Casuso
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:77
  4. The pre-season preparatory period is considered key for optimizing the physical fitness levels needed to withstand congested match periods and preventing injuries during the regular soccer season. This study c...

    Authors: Ali Belamjahad, Claire Tourny, Nidhal Jebabli, Cain C. T. Clark, Ismail Laher, Anthony C. Hackney, Urs Granacher and Hassane Zouhal
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:76
  5. While extensive research exists on muscle injuries among adult football players, a notable gap persists in studies concerning younger footballers. The aim of the current study is to provide epidemiological dat...

    Authors: Massimo Magistrali, Luca Stefanini, Michele Abate, Giulio Biancalana, Andrea Stegagno, Paolo Cugia, Piero Candoli, Giuseppe Anania, Pier Luigi Lucchese, Diego Gaddi, Piero Volpi, Francesco Mariani, Lorenzo Boldrini, Nicola Filippi, Annunziata Cerrone, Cristiano Sirtori…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:75
  6. Heart diseases, particularly heart failure, significantly impact patient quality of life and mortality rates. Functional capacity assessment is vital for predicting prognosis and risk in these patients. While ...

    Authors: Iván Cavero-Redondo, Alicia Saz-Lara, Bruno Bizzozero-Peroni, Laura Núñez-Martínez, Valentina Díaz-Goñi, Ismael Calero-Paniagua, Irene Matínez-García and Carlos Pascual-Morena
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:74
  7. Deceptive movements occur when an actor seeks to fake, hide or delay kinematic information about their true movement outcomes. The purpose of deceptive movements is to impair the perception of opponents (the ‘...

    Authors: Ryan Raffan, David Mann and Geert Savelsbergh
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:73
  8. Endurance exercise has the potential to affect reproductive function, with amenorrhea in female athletes. However, most studies focus on women. Evidence on the association between endurance exercise and male f...

    Authors: Alex Aerts, Annelien Temmerman, Arne Vanhie, Dirk Vanderschueren and Leen Antonio
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:72
  9. Physical inactivity is a growing risk factor worldwide, therefore getting people into sports is necessary. When prescribing physical activity, it is essential to recommend the correct training intensities. Car...

    Authors: Maximilian Grummt, Lorena Hafermann, Lars Claussen, Carolin Herrmann and Bernd Wolfarth
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:71
  10. Patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are at high risk for falls, which is attributed to their impaired balance control. Identifying factors associated with balance control facilitates the development of pre...

    Authors: Peixin Shen, Simin Li, Li Li, Daniel T. P. Fong, Dewei Mao and Qipeng Song
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:70
  11. Sedentary behavior has been shown to negatively affect parameters of endothelial function and central hemodynamics, both of which are closely associated with vascular health. Exercise prior to sedentary behavi...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Soto-Rodríguez, Alicia Peris Moya, Carolina Javiera Bobadilla-Agouborde and José Manuel Pérez-Mármol
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:69
  12. Emerging research has suggested sleep to be a modifier of the trajectory of concussion recovery in adolescent and adult populations. Despite the growing recognition of the relationship between sleep and concus...

    Authors: Catherine C. Donahue and Jacob E. Resch
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:68
  13. Participation in ultra-endurance races may lead to a transient decline in cardiac function and increased cardiovascular biomarkers. This study aims to assess alterations in biventricular function immediately a...

    Authors: Achim Leo Burger, Claudia Wegberger, Maximilian Tscharre, Christoph C. Kaufmann, Marie Muthspiel, Edita Pogran, Matthias K. Freynhofer, Alexander Szalay, Kurt Huber and Bernhard Jäger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:67
  14. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has analgesic/anti-inflammatory properties that may be a suitable alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal analgesics/anti-inflammatories. While OTC pain medications can ...

    Authors: Zoya Huschtscha, Jessica Silver, Michael Gerhardy, Charles S. Urwin, Nathan Kenney, Viet Hung Le, Jackson J. Fyfe, Simon A. Feros, Andrew C. Betik, Christopher S. Shaw, Luana C. Main, Gavin Abbott, Sze-Yen Tan, Anthony May, Craig M. Smith, Vicky Kuriel…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:66
  15. Abnormal posture (e.g. loss of lordosis) has been associated with the occurrence of musculoskeletal pain. Stretching tight muscles while strengthening the antagonists represents the most common method to treat...

    Authors: Konstantin Warneke, Lars Hubertus Lohmann and Jan Wilke
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:65
  16. In contact sports, an impact on the jaw can generate destructive stress on the tooth-bone system. Mouthguards can be beneficial in reducing the injury risk by changing the dynamics of the trauma. The material ...

    Authors: Naser Nasrollahzadeh, Dominique P. Pioletti and Martin Broome
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:64
  17. Studies have demonstrated that exercise can mitigate the intensity of menstrual pain in primary dysmenorrhea, but the most effective type of exercise remains unclear. The objective of this systematic review an...

    Authors: I-Chen Tsai, Chih-Wei Hsu, Chun-Hung Chang, Wei-Te Lei, Ping-Tao Tseng and Ke-Vin Chang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:63
  18. Various physical fitness qualities such as muscle strength, speed and endurance are related to soccer performance. Accordingly, the combination of strength and endurance training (i.e., concurrent training [CT...

    Authors: Roland Blechschmied, Matthijs Hermse, Martijn Gäbler, Marije Elferink-Gemser, Tibor Hortobágyi and Urs Granacher
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:62
  19. Exercise is known to improve health. However, it can be unpleasant, often inducing negative feelings, or ‘affect’. Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating constituent of the cannabis plant, has been reported to ...

    Authors: Danielle McCartney, Christopher Irwin, Zeeta Bawa, Blake Palmer, Ayshe Sahinovic, Nathan Delang, Gregory R. Cox, Ben Desbrow, Namson S. Lau and Iain S. McGregor
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:61
  20. Air travel has an important role in the spread of viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs). Aircraft offer an ideal setting for the transmission of ARI because of a closed environment, crowded conditions, and...

    Authors: Olli Ruuskanen, Henrik Dollner, Raakel Luoto, Maarit Valtonen, Olli J. Heinonen and Matti Waris
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:60
  21. Beam walking is a new test to estimate dynamic balance. We characterized dynamic balance measured by the distance walked on beams of different widths in five age groups of healthy adults (20, 30, 40, 50, 60 ye...

    Authors: Tibor Hortobágyi, Tomas Vetrovsky, Azusa Uematsu, Lianne Sanders, Andréia Abud da Silva Costa, Rosangela Alice Batistela, Renato Moraes, Urs Granacher, Szilvia Szabó-Kóra, Bence Csutorás, Klaudia Széphelyi and József Tollár
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:59
  22. While it has been examined whether there are similar magnitudes of muscle strength and hypertrophy adaptations between low-load resistance training combined with blood-flow restriction training (BFR-RT) and hi...

    Authors: Yu Geng, Xueping Wu, Yong Zhang and Meng Zhang
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:58
  23. Determining the prevalence of doping within an elite athlete population is challenging due to the extreme sensitivity of the topic; however, understanding true doping prevalence is important when designing ant...

    Authors: Ann Kearns Davoren, Kelly Rulison, Jeff Milroy, Pauline Grist, Matthew Fedoruk, Laura Lewis and David Wyrick
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:57
  24. Adherence to exercise is a crucial aspect of behavioral changes related to exercise. However, current models fail to predict behavioral change, and exercise programs struggle to foster adherence. In this Curre...

    Authors: Nathalie André, Marine Grousset and Michel Audiffren
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2024 10:56
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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