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  1. Using raw acceleration data to assess the intensity of physical activity enables direct comparisons between studies using different accelerometer brands. Mean amplitude deviation (MAD in mg) calculated from re...

    Authors: Minna Aittasalo, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Tommi Vasankari, Pauliina Husu, Anne-Mari Jussila and Harri Sievänen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:18

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Aging may cause various functional abilities gradually deteriorate. With changes in social forms, the trend of functional fitness decline will change accordingly. Therefore, this study endeavored to identify t...

    Authors: Yin-Shin Lee, Li-Ying Chang, Wei-Hsuan Chung, Tsung-Ching Lin and Tzyy-Yuang Shiang

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:17

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Exercise intensity is arguably the most critical component of the exercise prescription model. It has been suggested that a threshold based model for establishing exercise intensity might better identify the l...

    Authors: Ali E. Wolpern, Dara J. Burgos, Jeffrey M. Janot and Lance C. Dalleck

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are independently associated with health outcomes, where physical activity (PA) is associated with health benefits and sedentary behaviour is associated with health ri...

    Authors: Ellen L de Hollander, Eline Scheepers, Harm J van Wijnen, Pieter JV van Wesemael, Albertine J Schuit, Wanda Wendel-Vos and Elise EMM van Kempen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:15

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The Nike + Fuelband is a commercially available, wrist-worn accelerometer used to track physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) during exercise. However, validation studies assessing the accuracy of this d...

    Authors: Wesley J. Tucker, Dharini M. Bhammar, Brandon J. Sawyer, Matthew P. Buman and Glenn A. Gaesser

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:14

    Content type: Research article

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  6. While measures of asymmetry may provide a means of identifying individuals predisposed to injury, normative asymmetry values for challenging sport specific movements in elite athletes are currently lacking in ...

    Authors: Brendan Marshall, Andrew Franklyn-Miller, Kieran Moran, Enda King, Chris Richter, Shane Gore, Siobhán Strike and Éanna Falvey

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:13

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The organized sports sector has received increased attention as a setting to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) to the general population. For significant public health impact, it is important t...

    Authors: Linda Ooms, Cindy Veenhof, Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven and Dinny H. de Bakker

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Although it is well known that oral pathogens can enter the systemic circulation and cause disease, it is largely unknown if poor oral health increases the risk of sports injuries. The purpose of this study is...

    Authors: Henny Solleveld, Arnold Goedhart and Luc Vanden Bossche

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Compression garments (CG) are commonly used by athletes to improve motor performance and recovery during or following exercise. Numerous studies have investigated the effect of CG on physiological and physical...

    Authors: Amitabh Gupta, Joshua John Bryers and Peter James Clothier

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Ultrasound imaging is a valuable tool in exercise and sport science research, and has been used to visualize and track real-time movement of muscles and tendons, estimate hydration status in body tissues, and ...

    Authors: David C Nieman, R Andrew Shanely, Kevin A Zwetsloot, Mary Pat Meaney and Gerald E Farris

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Exergaming is a promising new alternative to traditional modes of therapeutic exercise which may be preferable and more effective for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Impaired balance is reported as one of...

    Authors: Jonathan Robinson, John Dixon, Alasdair Macsween, Paul van Schaik and Denis Martin

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The mechanisms of muscle injury repair after EPI® technique, a treatment based on electrical stimulation, have not been described. This study determines whether EPI® therapy could improve muscle damage.

    Authors: Ferran Abat, Soraya-L Valles, Pablo-Eduardo Gelber, Fernando Polidori, Adrian Jorda, Sergio García-Herreros, Joan-Carles Monllau and Jose-Manuel Sanchez-Ibáñez

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To investigate more practical handling of Borg’s ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and category-ratio scale of RPE (CR-10), we evaluated interrelationships between RPE, CR-10, and blood lactate concentration...

    Authors: Daijiro Abe, Takayoshi Yoshida, Hatsumi Ueoka, Koji Sugiyama and Yoshiyuki Fukuoka

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Psychological perceptions are increasingly being recognized as important to recovery and rehabilitation post-surgery. This research longitudinally examined perceptions of the personal importance of exercise an...

    Authors: Monique AM Gignac, Xingshan Cao, Subha Ramanathan, Lawrence M White, Mark Hurtig, Monica Kunz and Paul H Marks

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  15. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) performed on exercise cycle or treadmill is considered safe and often more beneficial for fat loss and cardiometabolic health than moderate-intensity continuous training...

    Authors: Birinder S Cheema, Timothy B Davies, Matthew Stewart, Shona Papalia and Evan Atlantis

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This study investigated changes in normalised running speed as a proxy for effort distribution over segments in male elite and age group 100 km ultra-marathoners with the assumption that older runners would sl...

    Authors: Christoph A Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Matthias A Zingg and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Excessive knee valgus moments are considered to be a risk factor for non-contact injuries in female athletes. Knee injuries are highly prevalent in netballers and are significant in terms of cost and disabilit...

    Authors: Andrew John Greene, Max Christian Stuelcken, Richard Murray Smith and Benedicte Vanwanseele

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:42

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Given the clinical practice of prescribing physical rehabilitation for the treatment of VML injuries, the present study examined the functional and histomorphological adaptations in the volumetric muscle loss ...

    Authors: Amit Aurora, Koyal Garg, Benjamin T Corona and Thomas J Walters

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:41

    Content type: Research article

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  19. It has been demonstrated that core strength training is an effective means to enhance trunk muscle strength (TMS) and proxies of physical fitness in youth. Of note, cross-sectional studies revealed that the in...

    Authors: Urs Granacher, Jörg Schellbach, Katja Klein, Olaf Prieske, Jean-Pierre Baeyens and Thomas Muehlbauer

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:40

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Rugby union players can take several days to fully recover from competition. Muscle damage induced during the match has a major role in player recovery; however the specific characteristics of match play that ...

    Authors: Marc R Jones, Daniel J West, Bradley J Harrington, Christian J Cook, Richard M Bracken, David A Shearer and Liam P Kilduff

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:38

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Recent findings showed that elite Ironman triathletes competing in ‘Ironman Hawaii’ improved both split and overall race times. The present study investigated whether elite athletes also improved in transition...

    Authors: Christoph A Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:37

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Recent studies found that the athlete’s age of the best ultra-marathon performance was higher than the athlete’s age of the best marathon performance and it seemed that the athlete’s age of peak ultra-marathon...

    Authors: Christoph Alexander Rüst, Matthias Alexander Zingg, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:36

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Positive affective responses can lead to improved adherence to exercise. This study sought to examine the affective responses and exercise intensity of self-selected exercise in adolescent girls.

    Authors: Charlotte C Hamlyn-Williams, Paul Freeman and Gaynor Parfitt

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:35

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The aim of the present study was to investigate participation and performance trends regarding the nationality of successful solo swimmers in the ‘English Channel Swim’.

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann and Christoph Alexander Rüst

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:34

    Content type: Research article

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  25. While the neural and mechanical effects of whole nerve cutaneous stimulation on human locomotion have been previously studied, there is less information about effects evoked by activation of discrete skin regi...

    Authors: E Paul Zehr, Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Trevor Barss, Taryn Klarner, Stefanie Miklosovic, Rinaldo A Mezzarane, Matthew Nurse and Tomoyoshi Komiyama

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:33

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The aims of the study were (i) to investigate the relationship between elite marathon race times and age in 1-year intervals by using the world single age records in marathon running from 5 to 93 years and (ii) t...

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, Hervé Assadi, Romuald Lepers, Thomas Rosemann and Christoph Alexander Rüst

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:31

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  27. In the past, plyometric training (PT) has been predominantly performed on stable surfaces. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine effects of a 7-week lower body PT on stable vs. unstable surfaces. This...

    Authors: Armin Kibele, Claudia Classen, Thomas Muehlbauer, Urs Granacher and David G Behm

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:30

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Protein supplements are extensively used among commercial gym users and athletes. Although demographic information amongst such consumption has been poorly investigated. The aim of this study is to compare pro...

    Authors: Antonino Bianco, Caterina Mammina, Ewan Thomas, Francesco Ciulla, Umberto Pupella, Francesco Gagliardo, Marianna Bellafiore, Giuseppe Battaglia, Antonio Paoli and Antonio Palma

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:29

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Antioxidant supplementation has recently been demonstrated to be a double-edged sword, because small to moderate doses of exogenous antioxidants are essential or beneficial, while high doses may have adverse e...

    Authors: Gøran Paulsen, Kristoffer T Cumming, Håvard Hamarsland, Elisabet Børsheim, Sveinung Berntsen and Truls Raastad

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Physical inactivity is a major cardiovascular risk factor. Recently, we showed that non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) assessed by the self-reported questionnaire is favorably associated with metabolic...

    Authors: Hidetaka Hamasaki, Hidekatsu Yanai, Masafumi Kakei, Mitsuhiko Noda and Osamu Ezaki

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:27

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A recent review concludes that the agreement of data across ActiGraph accelerometer models for children and youth still is uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement of three generations of...

    Authors: May Grydeland, Bjoerge Herman Hansen, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Elin Kolle and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:26

    Content type: Research article

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  32. This study investigated swimming speeds and sex differences of finalists competing at the Olympic Games (i.e. 624 female and 672 male athletes) and FINA World Championships (i.e. 990 women and 1008 men) between 1...

    Authors: Stefanie Wild, Christoph Alexander Rüst, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:25

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  33. The hemodynamic and cardiac responses to exercise have been widely investigated in adults. However, little is known regarding myocardial performance in response to a short bout of maximal exercise in adolescen...

    Authors: Åsa Fomin, Cristina Da Silva, Mattias Ahlstrand, Anders Sahlén, Lars Lund, Marcus Stahlberg, Anders Gabrielsen and Aristomenis Manouras

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:24

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Despite growing interest in the relationship between exercise and short-term neural plasticity, the effects of exercise on motor cortical (M1) excitability are not well studied. Acute, lower-limb aerobic exerc...

    Authors: Amaya M Singh, Robin E Duncan, Jason L Neva and W Richard Staines

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:23

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  35. Repeated sprint performance is determined by explosive production of power, as well as rapid recovery between successive sprints, and there is evidence that compression garments and sports taping can improve b...

    Authors: Dennis-Peter Born, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Florian Goernert and Billy Sperlich

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:21

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Existing literature showed improved swimming performances for swimmers wearing wetsuits competing under standardized conditions in races held in pools on short to middle distances. Data about the influence of ...

    Authors: Sebastian Ulsamer, Christoph Alexander Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:20

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  37. The purpose of this study was to examine the sex and age-related differences in performance in a draft-legal ultra-cycling event.

    Authors: Lara Pozzi, Beat Knechtle, Patrizia Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers and Christoph Alexander Rüst

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:19

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The purpose of the present study was to analyse potential changes in performance of elite breaststroke swimmers competing at national and international level and to compare to elite freestyle swimming performa...

    Authors: Mathias Wolfrum, Christoph Alexander Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:18

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The anaerobic threshold (AT) has been one of the most studied of all physiological variables. Many authors have proposed the use of several markers to determine the moment at with the AT is reached. The presen...

    Authors: Ana B Peinado, Jesús J Rojo, Francisco J Calderón and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:17

    Content type: Review

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  40. Aquatic exercise has been widely used for rehabilitation and functional recovery due to its physical and physiological benefits. However, there is a high variability in reporting on the muscle activity from su...

    Authors: Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas and Carlos Leonardo Cano-Herrera

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:15

    Content type: Research article

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