Sports, Volume 5, 2017, Issue 3

Editor-in-Chief Eling Douwe de Bruin, ETH Zürich

Special Issue Exercise and Chronic Disease

Article: Exploring Motivation and Barriers to Physical Activity among Active and Inactive Australian Adults
by Erin Hoare, Bill Stavreski, Garry L. Jennings and Bronwyn A. Kingwell
Sports 2017, 5(3), 47; doi:10.3390/sports5030047

Review: Acute and Chronic Effects of Isometric Handgrip Exercise on Cardiovascular Variables in Hypertensive Patients: A Systematic Review
by Breno Q. Farah, Antônio H. Germano-Soares, Sergio Luiz C. Rodrigues, Camila X. Santos, Sávio S. Barbosa, Lauro C. Vianna, Véronique A. Cornelissen and Raphael M. Ritti-Dias
Sports 2017, 5(3), 55; doi:10.3390/sports5030055

Article: The Relationship between Sport Participation and Chronic Diseases among Men in the USA: An Examination of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
by Jennifer Pharr and Nancy Lough
Sports 2017, 5(3), 56; doi:10.3390/sports5030056

Article: Are We Compensating for the Lack of Physical Activity in Our Diabetic Patients with Treatment Intensification?
by Maja Cigrovski Maja Cigrovski Berkovic, Ines Bilic-Curcic, Marina Gradiser, Davorka Herman-Mahecic, Vjekoslav Cigrovski and Marul Ivandic
Sports 2017, 5(3), 58; doi:10.3390/sports5030058

Special Issue Motor Competence for Health, Exercise and Sports Performance across the Lifespan

Article: Development of a Digital-Based Instrument to Assess Perceived Motor Competence in Children: Face Validity, Test-Retest Reliability, and Internal Consistency
by Leah E. Robinson and Kara K. Palmer
Sports 2017, 5(3), 48; doi:10.3390/sports5030048

Article: Body Mass Index in the Early Years in Relation to Motor Coordination at the Age of 5–7 Years
by Arto Laukkanen, Arto J. Pesola, Taija Finni and Arja Sääkslahti
Sports 2017, 5(3), 49; doi:10.3390/sports5030049

Article: Longitudinal Change in the Relationship between Fundamental Motor Skills and Perceived Competence: Kindergarten to Grade 2
by Jeff R. Crane, John T. Foley, Patti-Jean Naylor and Viviene A. Temple
Sports 2017, 5(3), 59; doi:10.3390/sports5030059

Article: The Utility of the Supine-to-Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Motor Competence in Children Aged 5–9 Years
by Michael J. Duncan, Chelsey Lawson, Leanne Jaye Walker, David Stodden and Emma L. J. Eyre
Sports 2017, 5(3), 67; doi:10.3390/sports5030067

Special Issue Clinical and Sports Nutrition

Communication: Do Image-Assisted Mobile Applications Improve Dietary Habits, Knowledge, and Behaviours in Elite Athletes? A Pilot Study
by Anne Simpson, Luke Gemming, Dane Baker and Andrea Braakhuis
Sports 2017, 5(3), 60; doi:10.3390/sports5030060

Article: Efficacy of Carbohydrate Ingestion on CrossFit Exercise Performance
by Jaden A. Rountree, Ben M. Krings, Timothy J. Peterson, Adam G. Thigpen, Matthew J. McAllister, Megan E. Holmes and JohnEric W. Smith
Sports 2017, 5(3), 61; doi:10.3390/sports5030061

Article: Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Performance during the Running Based Anaerobic Sprint Test in Trained Youth and Recreationally Active Male Football Players
by Charlie Godwin, Matthew D. Cook and Mark E. T. Willems
Sports 2017, 5(3), 69; doi:10.3390/sports5030069

Special Issue Athletic Training

Article: Health Care as a Team Sport?—Studying Athletics to Improve Interprofessional Collaboration
by Anthony P. Breitbach, Scott Reeves and Simon N. Fletcher
Sports 2017, 5(3), 62; doi:10.3390/sports5030062

Special Issue The Role of Strength on Performance in Athletic Tasks

Article: Differences in Vertical Jump Force-Time Characteristics between Stronger and Weaker Adolescent Basketball Players
by Christopher Thomas, Irene Kyriakidou, Thomas Dos’Santos and Paul A. Jones
Sports 2017, 5(3), 63; doi:10.3390/sports5030063

Article: Between-Leg Mechanical Differences as Measured by the Bulgarian Split-Squat: Exploring Asymmetries and Relationships with Sprint Acceleration
by Robert G. Lockie, Fabrice G. Risso, Adrina Lazar, Dominic V. Giuliano, Alyssa A. Stage, Tricia M. Liu, Megan D. Beiley, Jillian M. Hurley, Ibett A. Torne, John J. Stokes, Samantha A. Birmingham-Babauta, DeShaun L. Davis, Ashley J. Orjalo and Matthew R. Moreno
Sports 2017, 5(3), 65; doi:10.3390/sports5030065

Article: The Relationships between Hip and Knee Extensor Cross-Sectional Area, Strength, Power, and Potentiation Characteristics
by Timothy J. Suchomel and Michael H. Stone
Sports 2017, 5(3), 66; doi:10.3390/sports5030066

Article: Relationships between Isometric Force-Time Characteristics and Dynamic Performance
by Thomas Dos’Santos, Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, John J. McMahon and Paul A. Jones
Sports 2017, 5(3), 68; doi:10.3390/sports5030068

Article: Comparison of Different Minimal Velocity Thresholds to Establish Deadlift One Repetition Maximum
by Jason Lake, David Naworynsky, Freddie Duncan and Matt Jackson
Sports 2017, 5(3), 70; doi:10.3390/sports5030070

Article: A Comparison of Dynamic Strength Index between Team-Sport Athletes
by Christopher Thomas, Thomas Dos’Santos and Paul A. Jones
Sports 2017, 5(3), 71; doi:10.3390/sports5030071

Further Publications

Article: An Investigation of the Mechanics and Sticking Region of a One-Repetition Maximum Close-Grip Bench Press versus the Traditional Bench Press
by Robert G. Lockie, Samuel J. Callaghan, Matthew R. Moreno, Fabrice G. Risso, Tricia M. Liu, Alyssa A. Stage, Samantha A. Birmingham-Babauta, John J. Stokes, Dominic V. Giuliano, Adrina Lazar, DeShaun L. Davis and Ashley J. Orjalo
Sports 2017, 5(3), 46; doi:10.3390/sports5030046

Review: Determinants and Reasons for Dropout in Swimming —Systematic Review
by Diogo Monteiro, Luis Cid, Daniel Almeida Marinho, João Moutão, Anabela Vitorino and Teresa Bento
Sports 2017, 5(3), 50; doi:10.3390/sports5030050

Article: Increases in Variation of Barbell Kinematics Are Observed with Increasing Intensity in a Graded Back Squat Test
by Kevin M. Carroll, Kimitake Sato, Caleb D. Bazyler, N. Travis Triplett and Michael H. Stone
Sports 2017, 5(3), 51; doi:10.3390/sports5030051

Article: Effect of Yang-Style Tai Chi on Gait Parameters and Musculoskeletal Flexibility in Healthy Chinese Older Women
by Liye Zou, Chaoyi Wang, Zuguo Tian, Huiru Wang and Yankai Shu
Sports 2017, 5(3), 52; doi:10.3390/sports5030052

Article: Exploring the Utilisation of Stand up Paddle Boarding in Australia
by Ben Schram and James Furness
Sports 2017, 5(3), 53; doi:10.3390/sports5030053

Article: Athlete Self-Report Measure Use and Associated Psychological Alterations
by Anna E. Saw, Luana C. Main, Sam Robertson and Paul B. Gastin
Sports 2017, 5(3), 54; doi:10.3390/sports5030054

Article: Effects of Heart Rate vs. Speed-Based High Intensity Interval Training on Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacity of Female Soccer Players
by Hamid Arazi, Abbas Keihaniyan, Amin EatemadyBoroujeni, Amir Oftade, Sheida Takhsha, Abbas Asadi and Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo
Sports 2017, 5(3), 57; doi:10.3390/sports5030057

Article: The Effects of a 4-Week, Intensified Training, and Competition Period on Salivary Hormones, Immunoglobulin A, Illness Symptoms, and Mood State in Elite Synchronised Swimmers
by Amy Tanner and Shannon Day
Sports 2017, 5(3), 64; doi:10.3390/sports5030064


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