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  1. There is not a general consensus on the best type of intervention to improve the motor proficiency (MP) of adolescents with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Considering the effect of socio-economic s...

    Authors: Farhad Ghadiri, Wesley O’Brien, Sana Soltani, Marzieh Faraji and Moslem Bahmani
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:121
  2. To date, no studies on the feasibility or outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction using clipping procedures have been published. The aim of this study was to repo...

    Authors: Thomas Schmidt, Marek Kowalski, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Frank Ritter, Gerold Mönnig and Nils Reiss
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:120
  3. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of small-sided games (SSGs) and running-based high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on the body composition and physical fitness of youth female soccer players.

    Authors: Sinan Nayıroğlu, Ali Kerim Yılmaz, Ana Filipa Silva, Rui Silva, Hadi Nobari and Filipe Manuel Clemente
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:119
  4. Internal oblique muscle strains can develop in professional baseball players, rendering the players unable to continue playing for a certain period. However, the characteristics of this injury are not well kno...

    Authors: Shuro Komatsu, Hironori Kaneko and Masaki Nagashima
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:118
  5. Guidelines recommend regular physical activity (PA) and decreased sedentary time (SED) for patients after myocardial infarction (MI). Therefore, valid self-assessment of PA is vital in clinical practice. The p...

    Authors: Amanda Lönn, Lena Viktoria Kallings, Mats Börjesson, Örjan Ekblom and Mattias Ekström
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:117
  6. Sacroiliac joints (SIJs) transmitted trunk load to lower extremities through the lumbopelvis. External compression devices across the SIJs could provide stability to the SIJs. A previous study established that...

    Authors: Tian-zong Huang and Suhn-yeop Kim
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:116
  7. Smoking is the most common substance use disorder among people with mental illness. In contrast to people without mental illness, among whom the proportion of smokers has declined in recent decades, the propor...

    Authors: Stefanie E. Schöttl, Martin Niedermeier, Prisca Kopp-Wilfling, Anika Frühauf, Carina S. Bichler, Monika Edlinger, Bernhard Holzner and Martin Kopp
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:115
  8. Sports science is making an important contribution to health services research and supports the development of tailored interventions, e.g., in nursing settings. Working in elderly care is associated with a hi...

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Otto and Bettina Wollesen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:114
  9. The aim of this study was to analyze the shoulder functional profile (rotation range of motion [ROM] and strength), upper and lower body performance, and throwing speed of U13 versus U15 male handball players,...

    Authors: Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Urs Granacher, Isidoro Martinez-Martin, Vicente Garcia-Tormo, Alba Herrero-Molleda, David Barbado and Juan Garcia-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:113
  10. With the global spread of COVID-19 infection caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 virus (SARS-CoV-2), all the national and international sports events were ceased early in 2020. The sp...

    Authors: Naushad Ahmad Khan, AbdulWahab Abubaker Al Musleh, Sameer Abdurahiman, Mohammad Asim, Ayman El-Menyar and Hassan Al-Thani
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:112
  11. Specialist police perform high-risk tasks and are required to have, and maintain, a high level of fitness. The aims of this study were to profile the strength of a specialist police unit and to investigate whe...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Talaber, Robin M. Orr, Danny Maupin, Ben Schram, Ksaniel Hasanki, Adam Roberts and Jeremy Robinson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:111
  12. The ability for athletes to gain a competitive advantage over their opponents is well recognised. At times, this advantage may be considered a marginal gain. However, in the context of competition, marginal ad...

    Authors: Daniel J. van den Hoek, Patrick J. Owen, Joel M. Garrett, Robert J. Howells, Joshua Pearson, Jemima G. Spathis and Christopher Latella
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:110
  13. Since cardiorespiratory fitness is an important predictor for all-cause mortality, it is of interest to know if meeting the physical activity (PA) recommendations is associated with higher levels of maximal ox...

    Authors: Elene Mauseth Tangen, Christina Gjestvang, Trine Stensrud and Lene A. H. Haakstad
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:109
  14. Neck pain and disability is a significant public health problem with only very few evidence-based treatment option. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of isometric exercise on pain and disability...

    Authors: Alireza Sadeghi, Mina Rostami, Sahand Ameri, Arezoo Karimi Moghaddam, Zhaleh Karimi Moghaddam and Alireza Zeraatchi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:108
  15. Body temperature fluctuations induced by acute exercise bouts may influence the intestinal barrier with related effects on epithelial permeability, immune responses, and release of metabolites produced by the ...

    Authors: Joanna Karolkiewicz, David C. Nieman, Tomasz Cisoń, Joanna Szurkowska, Mirosława Gałęcka, Dariusz Sitkowski and Zbigniew Szygula
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:107
  16. Current evidence demonstrates that few patients complete anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation according to evidence-based guidelines. It is important to investigate the viewpoints of our pa...

    Authors: Adam Walker, Wayne Hing, Suzanne Gough and Anna Lorimer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:106
  17. The practice of volleyball requires many jumps. During landing, anterior cruciate ligament injuries may occur with high-risk lower limb kinematics and kinetics. Differences in landing strategies between experi...

    Authors: Sébastien Garcia, N. Delattre, E. Berton, G. Divrechy and G. Rao
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:105
  18. Recent advancements in wearable technology have enabled easy measurement of daily activities, potentially applicable in rehabilitation practice for various purposes such as maintaining and increasing patients’...

    Authors: Masahiko Mukaino, Takayuki Ogasawara, Hirotaka Matsuura, Yasushi Aoshima, Takuya Suzuki, Shotaro Furuzawa, Masumi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Nakashima, Eiichi Saitoh, Shingo Tsukada and Yohei Otaka
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:104
  19. Sports have a focus on increasing participation, which contributes to increasing population levels of physical activity, social cohesion and longevity of the sport. The primary aim of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Katherine B. Owen, Bridget C. Foley, Rochelle Eime, Catriona Rose and Lindsey J. Reece
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:103
  20. This study aimed to examine the effect of Baduanjin exercise on COVID-19-related anxiety, psychological well-being, and the lower back pain of college students during the coronavirus pandemic in China.

    Authors: Keqiang Li, Tamara Walczak-Kozłowska, Mariusz Lipowski, Jianye Li, Daniel Krokosz, Yuying Su, Hongli Yu and Hongying Fan
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:102
  21. Persons with cerebral palsy (CP) walk with reduced ankle plantar flexor power compared to typically developing. In this study, we investigated whether a ballistic strength-training programme targeting ankle pl...

    Authors: Beate Eltarvåg Gjesdal, S. Mæland, B. Bogen, K. T. Cumming, V. C. Nesse, S. M. R. Torberntsson and C. B. Rygh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:101
  22. Orosomucoid (ORM) is a positive acute phase protein verified to be upregulated in various forms of exercise-induced fatigued (EIF) rodents. However, its association with EIF among human beings remained unknown...

    Authors: Yi Ruan, Ke-fa Xiang, Hui-min Zhang, Zhen Qin, Yang Sun, Jing-jing Wan, Wei Gu and Xia Liu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:100
  23. Between 2012 and 2020, the obesity rate increased among Chinese people aged 18 years and above, along with blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, serum total cholesterol, and triglycerides.

    Authors: Rui Guan, Haijing Li, Yang Jiao and Hong Yu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:99
  24. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been increasing significantly over time. The relationship between the ACL injury and the knee joint structures is poorly understood. The purpose of this study is ...

    Authors: Mohammad Hamdan, Bassem Haddad, Mohammad Ali Alshrouf, Muayad I. Azzam, Ula Isleem, Reem Hamasha, Omar M. Albtoush, Muna Tayel Alhusban, Nidaa Mubarak and Saif Aldeen Alryalat
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:98
  25. Information about specific factors of physical function that contribute to psychological readiness is needed to plan rehabilitation for a return to sports. The purpose of this study was to identify specific ph...

    Authors: Junya Aizawa, Kenji Hirohata, Shunsuke Ohji, Takehiro Ohmi, Sho Mitomo, Hideyuki Koga and Kazuyoshi Yagishita
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:97
  26. Atrophy and muscle weakness is a common problem in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Muscle weakness in severe cases can lead to tetraplegia, reduced or lost tendon reflexes, d...

    Authors: Elham Rahiminezhad, Mehdi Sadeghi, Mehdi Ahmadinejad, Seyed Iman Mirzadi Gohari and Mahlagha Dehghan
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:96
  27. Endurance exercise training promotes the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in skeletal muscles. We have previously shown that mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups J and K are markers of low res...

    Authors: Jukka M. Kiiskilä, Ilmo E. Hassinen, Johannes Kettunen, Laura Kytövuori, Ilona Mikkola, Pirjo Härkönen, Jari J. Jokelainen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Markus Perola and Kari Majamaa
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:95
  28. Physiological characteristics of climbers have been extensively studied, while the personality of climbers remains poorly understood. Personality research in sports is an established field, predicting long-ter...

    Authors: Gino Steinmetz, Mara Assman, Jan Hubert and Dominik Saul
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:94
  29. Post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) is a physiological phenomenon that acutely improves voluntary muscular performance following a conditioning activity. A large and growing body of literature has i...

    Authors: Aleksandra Filip-Stachnik, Michał Spieszny, Lidia Stanisz and Michał Krzysztofik
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:93
  30. A number of specific tests are used to standardize competition performance. Specific Judo fitness test (SJFT) can be applied by considering the start of the competition qualifiers in the morning and the contin...

    Authors: Özgür Eken, Filipe Manuel Clemente and Hadi Nobari
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:92
  31. In the rehabilitation and sports science fields, comprehensive assessment of the response to exercise is important for accurately prescribing exercise programs. Lactate is an important energy substrate that is...

    Authors: Satomi Okano, Hitomi Nishizawa, Joya Yui and Akinori Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:91
  32. The Lumbar Spine Instability Questionnaire (LSIQ) is a self-reported measure of clinical instability of the lumbar spine. This study aimed to translate and culturally adapt the LSIQ into Persian language (LSIQ...

    Authors: Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Zahra Abdollahzade, Soofia Naghdi, Mohammad Taghi Beigmohammadi and Mina Kashi-Alashti
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:90
  33. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between minutes played (MP) with maturity status, fitness, and hormonal levels, and to quantify their influence on minutes played.

    Authors: Ebrahim Eskandarifard, Hadi Nobari, Filipe Manuel Clemente, Rui Silva, Cain C. T. Clark, Hugo Sarmento and António José Figueiredo
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:89
  34. Ankle orthotics decreases the maximal vertical jump height. It is essential to maximize jump height and minimize ground contact time during athletic performance. However, the effect of ankle orthotics on athle...

    Authors: Masanori Morikawa, Noriaki Maeda, Makoto Komiya, Toshiki Kobayashi and Yukio Urabe
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:88
  35. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a 12-week upper/lower split- versus a full-body resistance training program on maximal strength, muscle mass and explosive characteristics. Fifty resistance ...

    Authors: Helene Pedersen, Marius Steiro Fimland, Brad J. Schoenfeld, Vegard Moe Iversen, Kristoffer Toldnes Cumming, Susanne Jensen, Atle Hole Saeterbakken and Vidar Andersen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:87
  36. Due to the high postural control demands of sport ju-jitsu, it is likely that long-term sport ju-jitsu training may induce sport-specific adaptations in postural control, especially in positions directly relat...

    Authors: Anna Akbaş, Wojciech Marszałek, Sławomir Drozd, Wojciech Czarny, Paweł Król, Krzysztof Warchoł, Kajetan J. Słomka and Marian Rzepko
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:86
  37. Assessing physical workload is the most important step in deciding whether a workload is high and adopting appropriate control strategies to reduce physical workload. This study aimed to compare physical workl...

    Authors: Farnaz Bagherifard, Hadi Daneshmandi, Mansour Ziaei, Haleh Ghaem, Ruhollah Khoshbakht, Omid Jaberi and Alireza Choobineh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:85
  38. Performing multiple high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions in a compressed period of time (approximately 7–14 days) is called a HIIT shock microcycle (SM) and promises a rapid increase in endurance p...

    Authors: Thomas Leonhard Stöggl, Julia C. Blumkaitis, Tilmann Strepp, Mahdi Sareban, Perikles Simon, Elmo W. I. Neuberger, Thomas Finkenzeller, Natalia Nunes, Lorenz Aglas and Nils Haller
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:84
  39. Handball is a high-intensity game, during which players run, change directions with or without the ball, interact with the opponent and make different decisions in both offensive and defensive actions. Players...

    Authors: Maciej Śliż, Karolina H. Przednowek, Paweł Kapuściński, Bartosz Dziadek, Łukasz Godek, Krzysztof Warchoł, Janusz Zieliński and Krzysztof Przednowek
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:83
  40. The aims of this study were to (1) determine the match technical and running performance required by different teams based on their final ranking position in a professional soccer league; and (2) analyze the c...

    Authors: Marcin Andrzejewski, José M. Oliva-Lozano, Paweł Chmura, Jan Chmura, Sławomir Czarniecki, Edward Kowalczuk, Andrzej Rokita, José M. Muyor and Marek Konefał
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:82
  41. Low back pain (LBP) is a common symptom in classical ballet dancers, which can limit their daily activities and dance training routines. The purpose of the study was to verify the association and comparison of...

    Authors: Brenda Luciano de Souza, Patricia Colombo de Souza and Ana Paula Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:81
  42. Given that recent studies report negative secular declines in physical fitness, associations between fitness and cognition in childhood are strongly discussed. The preschool age is characterized by high neurop...

    Authors: Kristin Wick, Susi Kriemler and Urs Granacher
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:80
  43. Summer alpine sports, including mountain biking, hiking and airborne pursuits, have experienced a recent surge in popularity. Accordingly, trauma associated with these activities has increased. There is a scar...

    Authors: Sebastian Frederick Bigdon, Verena Hecht, Paul Gilbert Fairhurst, Moritz C. Deml, Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Christoph E. Albers
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:79
  44. The purpose of the present study was to explore the feasibility of collecting GPS data and the usability of GPS data to evaluate associations between the training load and onset of running-related knee injurie...

    Authors: Kyra L. A. Cloosterman, Tryntsje Fokkema, Robert-Jan de Vos, Ben van Oeveren, Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Marienke van Middelkoop
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:78
  45. Gender differences in muscle activity during landing have been proposed as a possible contributing factor to the greater incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in women. Conflicting results among a f...

    Authors: Mohammad Seyedahmadi, Hooman Minoonejad, Mohammad Karimizadeh Ardakani, Zahra Heidari, Mohammad Bayattork and Hadi Akbari
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:77
  46. A baseball pitcher with decreased scapular control may not be able to achieve suitable scapular motion at maximum shoulder external rotation (MER) of baseball pitching during the pitching action. It is common ...

    Authors: Yuki Nomura, Hajime Toda, Masaki Katayose, Shun Watanabe, Masahiro Yoshida, Makoto Yoshida and Keizo Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:76
  47. Running is a very popular sport among both recreational and competitive athletes. However, participating in running is associated with a comparably high risk of sustaining an exercise-related injury. Due to th...

    Authors: A. L. Rahlf, T. Hoenig, J. Stürznickel, K. Cremans, D. Fohrmann, A. Sanchez-Alvarado, T. Rolvien and K. Hollander
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:75
  48. Current evidence still emerging regarding the risk of cardiovascular (CV) sequel associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, and considerable replicated studies are needed to ensure safe ret...

    Authors: Bandar Alosaimi, Isamme AlFayyad, Salman Alshuaibi, Ghazwaa Almutairi, Nawaf Alshaebi, Abdulaziz Alayyaf, Wael Alturaiki and Muhammad Azam Shah
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:74
  49. The time of day that people exercise can potentially influence the efficiency of exercises for fall prevention in older adults. The present pilot study was conducted to explore the feasibility and effects of m...

    Authors: Frédéric Noé, Karim Korchi, Noëlle Bru and Thierry Paillard
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:73
  50. The ability to perform visually-guided motor tasks requires the transformation of visual information into programmed motor outputs. When the guiding visual information does not align spatially with the motor o...

    Authors: Nicole Smeha, Ravneet Kalkat, Lauren E. Sergio and Loriann M. Hynes
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 14:72

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