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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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