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  1. It appears that active video games (AVGs) and training apps that allow for physical activity (PA) in immersive virtual reality (VR) may be useful for sports, health-enhancing PA, and physical education (PE). T...

    Authors: Jacek Polechoński
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:155
  2. Bending the trunk forward and backward while standing are common daily activities and can have various patterns. However, any dysfunction in these movements can considerably affect daily living activities. Con...

    Authors: Taiki Morikawa, Nariyuki Mura, Toshiaki Sato and Hiroshi Katoh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:154
  3. Anxiety symptoms in older adults can significantly impact their well-being. Physical activity is increasingly recognized as a potential intervention to alleviate anxiety in this population. We conducted a syst...

    Authors: Saba Goodarzi, Mohammad Mobin Teymouri Athar, Maryam Beiky, Hanieh Fathi, Zahra Nakhaee, Samira Parvizi Omran and Arman Shafiee
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:153
  4. To assess the feasibility, acceptability, safety, and short-term benefits of a tailored cardiac rehabilitation program for children and adolescents with long QT syndrome (LQTS).

    Authors: Luc Souilla, Sophie Guillaumont, Annie Auer, Gael Metzler, Anne Requirand, Marie Vincenti, Gregoire De La Villeon, Jean-Luc Pasquie, Denis Mottet and Pascal Amedro
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:152
  5. Endurance athletes (EA) are an emerging population of focus for cardiovascular health. The oxygen uptake efficiency plateau (OUEP) is the levelling-off period of ratio between oxygen uptake (VO2) and ventilation ...

    Authors: Przemysław Kasiak, Tomasz Kowalski, Kinga Rębiś, Andrzej Klusiewicz, Dorota Sadowska, Adrian Wilk, Szczepan Wiecha, Marcin Barylski, Adam Rafał Poliwczak, Piotr Wierzbiński, Artur Mamcarz and Daniel Śliż
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:151
  6. The overuse of supplements among athletes is a widespread issue affecting the health of both male and female athletes. However, research on supplements usage among female fitness athletes is limited, and there...

    Authors: Fatemeh Moradi, Akram Yazdani, Faezeh Nematolahi, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini-Roknabadi and Nasrin Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:150
  7. Proprioception, the ability to sense the body’s position and movement, is essential for athletic performance and physical well-being. The literature highlights the importance of proprioceptive training in reha...

    Authors: Osman Yılmaz, Yusuf Soylu, Nurtekin Erkmen, Turgut Kaplan and Ladislav Batalik
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:149
  8. Tetraplegia is a debilitating sequela of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, comprehensive approaches for determining the influence of various factors on activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with tetrap...

    Authors: Kimin Yun, Jin-cheol Lim and Onyoo Kim
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:148
  9. The number of football teams in senior categories has increased. As outdoor sports entail players being exposed to sunlight, playing football may contribute to maintaining vitamin D stores and body mineral den...

    Authors: Kimiko Sakamoto, Takayuki Miyamori, Yuki Someya, Masashi Nagao, Yoshihiko Ishihara, Yohei Kobayashi, Yu Shimasaki, Junko Imai, Takeshi Ono, Hiroshi Ikeda, Kohzo Tashima and Masafumi Yoshimura
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:147
  10. Frailty is an indicator of a decline in quality of life and functional capacity in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients. Currently, there is no standardized assessment tool for frailty used in CR. The aim of t...

    Authors: Carolin Steinmetz, Laura Krause, Samra Sulejmanovic, Sabrina Kaumkötter, Johanneke Hartog, Bart Scheenstra, Flohr Stefan, Thomas Mengden, Clemens Grefe, Ernst Knoglinger, Nils Reiss, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Thomas Schmidt, Monika Sadlonova, Christine A. F. von Arnim and Stephanie Heinemann
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:146
  11. The aim of the study was to determine the role of isometric strength and range of motion in predicting Functional Movement Screen (FMS) scores of adults. A total of 120 participants (age = 34.62 ± 11.82 years;...

    Authors: Mazhar Özkan, Umut Canli, Reem Alwhaibi, Kübra Ustaömer, Aydın Karaçam, Bekir Erhan Orhan, Lucimere Bohn, Kenan Sivrikaya, Aytekin Sönmeyenmakas and Pablo Prieto Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:145
  12. Applying whole-body electromyostimulation (wbEMS) to voluntary activation of the muscle is known to impact motor unit recruitment. Thus, wbEMS as an additional training stimulus enhances force-related capaciti...

    Authors: Anne Krause, Christoph Centner, Moritz Walther, Daniel Memmert, Nicolas Walser and Ramona Ritzmann
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:144
  13. Upper Cross Syndrome is a pattern of muscle imbalance and postural dysfunction that can cause discomfort and pain. This study’s objective was to compare the effects of Pilates exercises, corrective exercises, ...

    Authors: Nesa Shadi, Karim Khalaghi and Mohammad Seyedahmadi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:143
  14. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of resistance training through full range of motion and static stretching (SS) of the hip and lower back extensors on flexibility and strength in healthy...

    Authors: Morten Rosenfeldt, Nicolay Stien, David G. Behm, Atle Hole Saeterbakken and Vidar Andersen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:142
  15. Vagally-mediated heart rate variability (vm-HRV) shows promise as a biomarker of internal training load (ITL) during exergame-based training or motor-cognitive training in general. This study evaluated the tes...

    Authors: Patrick Manser and Eling D. de Bruin
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:141
  16. Extensive research has been conducted to investigate the short-term and long-term outcomes of arthroscopic Bankart repair, yielding varying results across different populations. However, there remains a dearth...

    Authors: Chunsen Zhang, Songyun Yang, Jiapeng Wang, Wenze Shao, Yizhou Huang and Xin Tang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:140
  17. Concussions in Rugby Union are common with an increased risk to adolescent players. Coaches are key to injury prevention and a greater understanding of their knowledge and sentiments may guide future initiativ...

    Authors: Daniel Garnett, Saul Cobbing, Carel Viljoen and Jon Patricios
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:139
  18. Exposure of the human body to cold water triggers numerous beneficial physiological changes. The study aimed to assess the impact of regular winter swimming on blood morphological, rheological, and biochemical...

    Authors: Aneta Teległów, Kamil Konieczny, Ignacy Dobija, Justyna Kuśmierczyk, Łukasz Tota, Konrad Rembiasz and Marcin Maciejczyk
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:138
  19. Respiratory muscle training plays a significant role in reducing blood lactate concentration (bLa) and attenuating negative physiological stress reactions. Therefore, we investigated if voluntary isocapnic hyp...

    Authors: Tomasz Kowalski, Adrian Wilk, Kinga Rębiś, Kim-Morgaine Lohse, Dorota Sadowska and Andrzej Klusiewicz
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:137
  20. The study aimed to compare catecholamine, cortisol, and immune response in sprint- and endurance-trained athletes under the same training, aiming to observe if their sport specialization affects these markers ...

    Authors: Joanna Ostapiuk-Karolczuk, Anna Kasperska, Hanna Dziewiecka, Mirosława Cieślicka, Monika Zawadka-Kunikowska and Izabela Zaleska-Posmyk
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:136
  21. Ice and snow sports, which are inherently high risk due to their physically demanding nature, pose significant challenges in terms of participant safety. These activities increase the likelihood of injuries, l...

    Authors: Zhanjiang Fan, Lanbin Min, Wenbin He, Yaorong Yang, Wen Ma and Jiayi Yao
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:135
  22. The relationship between hamstring strength and hop performance after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring tendon (HT) autografts has not been well elucidated. The aim was to investig...

    Authors: Johan Högberg, Jakob Lindskog, Axel Sundberg, Ramana Piussi, Rebecca Simonsson, Kristian Samuelsson, Roland Thomeé and Eric Hamrin Senorski
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:134
  23. Recent scientific evidence has challenged the traditional “rest-is-best” approach for concussion management. It is now thought that “exercise-is-medicine” for concussion, owing to dozens of studies which demon...

    Authors: Bhanu Sharma, Eric Koelink, Carol DeMatteo, Michael D. Noseworthy and Brian W. Timmons
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:133
  24. Approximately 40–70% of older adults who have experienced falls develop fear of falling (FOF), with the incidence rate in nursing home residents reaching as high as 79.4%. An increasing number of studies have ...

    Authors: Jianlong Han, Hongwei Wang, Yunxin Ding, Qing Li, Huanqie Zhai and Shuling He
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:132
  25. Insights derived from athletes who have completed the final phase of rehabilitation and successfully returned to their respective sports after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction could potentially ...

    Authors: Anne Fältström, Timmy Gustafsson, Nils Wärnsberg, Sofi Sonesson and Anna Hermansen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:131
  26. Knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) are among the most common musculoskeletal joint diseases worldwide. International guidelines recommend exercise and education as first-line interventions for their management. ...

    Authors: Franziska Matile, Irina Nast and Karin Niedermann
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:130
  27. It is firmly established that achieving a high ball speed during the execution of groundstrokes represents a relevant factor for success in tennis. However, little is known about how plantar pressure changes a...

    Authors: Johanna Lambrich and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:129
  28. Multi-ingredient pre-workout dietary supplements (MIPS), which are combinations of different ingredients acting on different physiological mechanisms, can have a synergistic effect and improve performance. The...

    Authors: Aleksander Drwal, Tomasz Pałka, Lukasz Tota, Szczepan Wiecha, Pavol Čech, Marek Strzała and Marcin Maciejczyk
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:128
  29. Cardiac rehabilitation has been identified as having the most homogenous clinical exercise service structure in the United Kingdom (UK), but inconsistencies are evident in staff roles and qualifications within...

    Authors: Anthony Crozier, Lee E. Graves, Keith P. George, David Richardson, Louise Naylor, Daniel J. Green, Michael Rosenberg and Helen Jones
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:127
  30. This study was conducted during the 2019–2020 academic year to evaluate the impact of participation in school sports on students’ Body Mass Index (BMI) and Assessing Levels of Physical Activity (ALPHA) test sc...

    Authors: Selim Asan, Süleyman Ulupınar, Serhat Özbay, Sevinç Namlı, Cebrail Gençoğlu, Ferhat Canyurt, Yunus Emre Çingöz and Abdullah Bora Özkara
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:126
  31. There is strong evidence showing the association between obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and knee pain resulting from osteoarthritis. Regular exercise has been reported as a foundational piece of the...

    Authors: Sameer Badri Al-Mhanna, Alexios Batrakoulis, Mahaneem Mohamed, Nouf H. Alkhamees, Bodor Bin Sheeha, Zizi M. Ibrahim, Abdulaziz Aldayel, Ayu Suzailiana Muhamad, Shaifuzain Ab Rahman, Hafeez Abiola Afolabi, Maryam Mohd Zulkifli, Muhammad Hafiz bin Hanafi, Bishir Daku Abubakar, Daniel Rojas-Valverde and Wan Syaheedah Wan Ghazali
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:125
  32. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of high load resistance training using barbell half squats compared with trap bar deadlifts on maximal strength, power performance, and lean mass in recreati...

    Authors: Karianne Hagerupsen, Sigurd Pedersen, Nicoline B. Giller, Nora K. Thomassen, Kim Arne Heitmann, Edvard H. Sagelv, John O. Osborne and Kristoffer R. Johansen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:124
  33. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 10 weeks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and HIIT combined with circuit resistance training (HCRT) on selected measures of physical fitness, t...

    Authors: Zhaleh Pashaei, Abbas Malandish, Shahriar Alipour, Afshar Jafari, Ismail Laher, Anthony C. Hackney, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Urs Granacher, Ayoub Saeidi and Hassane Zouhal
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:123
  34. An infection with SARS-CoV-2 can lead to persistent symptoms more than three months after the acute infection and has also an impact on patients’ physical activity behaviour and sleep quality. There is evidenc...

    Authors: Iris Poppele, Marcel Ottiger, Michael Stegbauer, Torsten Schlesinger and Katrin Müller
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:122
  35. Sports and tourism are connected in various parts of economies, cultures, and nations. However, there has been a limited understanding of sports event tourism involving disabled athletes. This study explored t...

    Authors: Seokmin Yun, Kyungjin Kim, Sangyung Lee and Young Hoon Kim
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:120
  36. Paired sets and alternative set configurations (e.g., cluster sets) are frequently employed by strength and conditioning practitioners; however, their synergistic impact remains underexplored in research. This...

    Authors: Danica Janicijevic, Sergio Miras-Moreno, Maria Dolores Morenas-Aguilar, Sara Chacon-Ventura, Jonathon Weakley and Amador García-Ramos
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:119
  37. Severe obesity is characterized by excessive accumulation of fat generating a general health decline. Multidisciplinary treatment of obesity leads to significant weight loss in a few patients; therefore, many ...

    Authors: Valentina Bullo, Davide Pavan, Stefano Gobbo, Alessandro Bortoletto, Lucia Cugusi, Andrea Di Blasio, Roberto Pippi, David Cruz-Diaz, Danilo Sales Bocalini, Andrea Gasperetti, Roberto Vettor, Andrea Ermolao and Marco Bergamin
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:118
  38. Athletes face various sports-related stressors, which may increase their risk for physical and mental health symptoms. With the internet as an important source of (health) information, it is important for athl...

    Authors: Sheila Geiger, Anna Julia Esser, Matthias Marsall, Thomas Muehlbauer, Eva-Maria Skoda, Martin Teufel and Alexander Bäuerle
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:117
  39. Exercise slows or helps reverse the shrinkage of key cognitive brain regions such as the hippocampus, which is important for information processing, learning, reasoning and planning. For this reason, it is tho...

    Authors: Musab Çağın, Sezen Çimen Polat, Halil Sarol, Amador García Ramos and Abdulkerim Çeviker
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:116
  40. Purpose In this study, the purpose of this study is to identify the determinants of winning and losing in taekwondo by applying decision tree analysis, one of the data mining techniques, based on the 2022 Worl...

    Authors: Minsoo Jeon and Hyosung Lim
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:115
  41. Phase angle (PhA), obtained from the bioimpedance analysis, is widely used in clinical situations and in sports. This study evaluated the association between PhA with body composition and physical performance ...

    Authors: Valmir Oliveira Silvino, Kelly Raffaela Barbosa Barros, Felipe Machado Brito, Francisco Matheus Dias Magalhães, Antônio Augusto Ferreira Carioca, Adriano César Carneiro Loureiro, Acácio Salvador Veras-Silva, Marcos Daniel Motta Drummond and Marcos Antonio Pereira dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:114
  42. Reference values (RVs) for knee function tests have been reported in perioperative patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA); however, such values for practical use in outpatient setting has yet to be determined...

    Authors: Hideyuki Ito, Tetsuya Amano and Kiyoshi Ichihara
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:113
  43. Athletes interpret dynamic visual scenes quickly and accurately during physical exertion. It is important to understand how increased exertion may impact vision and cognition following sport-related concussion...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Mitchell, Kristine N. Dalton and Michael E. Cinelli
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:112
  44. The performance of swing movement during spikes and serves plays a crucial role in determining the outcomes of volleyball matches. This study aims to explore the effects of the participation of the trunk and l...

    Authors: Junsheng Wang, Zhikai Qin and Zhifeng Wei
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:111
  45. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition affecting the masticatory muscles and joint mobility.

    Authors: Mahnoor Tariq, Kainaat Fatima, Shahzada Faiz Ahmad Khan, Wajeeha Mahmood, Tahir Mahmood, Sarma Khurshaid, Masooma Khalid, Mehrunisa Khoosa and Muhammad Naveed Babur
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:110
  46. Organized physical activity programs have been shown to provide wide benefits to participants, though there are relatively few studies examining the impact of these programs for individuals with developmental ...

    Authors: Jeffrey T. Anderson, Christina Toolan, Emily Coker, Hannah Singer, Derek Pham, Nicholas Jackson, Catherine Lord and Rujuta B. Wilson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:109
  47. Recent studies on American-style football (ASF) athletes raised questions about the impact of training on the cardiovascular phenotype, particularly among linemen players who engage mostly in static exercise d...

    Authors: Amir Hodzic, Patrick Gendron, Emmanuelle Baron, Amélie Éthier, Odile Bonnefous, Eric Saloux, Paul Milliez, Hervé Normand and François Tournoux
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:108
  48. Goalball is a popular sport among visually impaired individuals, offering many physical and social benefits. Evaluating performance in Goalball, particularly understanding factors influencing ball velocity dur...

    Authors: Ayşenur Gökşen, Gonca İnce and Veysel Alcan
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:99
  49. The prevalence of depression among teenagers is a significant issue worldwide, which calls for a thorough investigation of non-drug treatments. This expedited evaluation examines 24 specifically chosen studies...

    Authors: Nadia Samsudin, Richard Peter Bailey, Francis Ries, Siti Nur Aafifah Binti Hashim and Janet Ann Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2024 16:107

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