Sports, Volume 6, 2018, Issue 3

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

Special Issue Advances in Neuromuscular Research

Article: Repetition-to-Repetition Differences Using Cluster and Accentuated Eccentric Loading in the Back Squat
by John P. Wagle, Christopher B. Taber, Kevin M. Carroll, Aaron J. Cunanan, Matt L. Sams, Alexander Wetmore, Garett E. Bingham, Brad H. DeWeese, Kimitake Sato, Charles A. Stuart and Michael H. Stone
Sports 2018, 6(3), 59; doi:10.3390/sports6030059

Article: Force-Time Differences between Ballistic and Non-Ballistic Half-Squats
by Timothy J. Suchomel, Christopher B. Taber, Christopher J. Sole and Michael H. Stone
Sports 2018, 6(3), 79; doi:10.3390/sports6030079

Case Report: Optimum Power Loads for Elite Boxers: Case Study with the Brazilian National Olympic Team
by Irineu Loturco, Chris Bishop, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Felipe Romano, Mateus Alves, Lucas A. Pereira and Michael McGuigan
Sports 2018, 6(3), 95; doi:10.3390/sports6030095

Special Issue Kinetic Assessment of Vertical Jumping: Application to Training and Monitoring Athletes

Article: Portable Force Plates: A Viable and Practical Alternative to Rapidly and Accurately Monitor Elite Sprint Performance
by Irineu Loturco, Lucas A. Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar C. Cal Abad, Victor Fernandes, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo and Timothy Suchomel
Sports 2018, 6(3), 61; doi:10.3390/sports6030061

Article: Reliability of and Relationship between Flight Time to Contraction Time Ratio and Reactive Strength Index Modified
by John J. McMahon, Jason P. Lake and Paul Comfort
Sports 2018, 6(3), 81; doi:10.3390/sports6030081

Article: Countermovement Jump Analysis Using Different Portable Devices: Implications for Field Testing
by Vincenzo Rago, João Brito, Pedro Figueiredo, Thiago Carvalho, Tiago Fernandes, Pedro Fonseca and António Rebelo
Sports 2018, 6(3), 91; doi:10.3390/sports6030091

Special Issue Research on High Intensity Functional Training

Article: Testosterone and Cortisol Responses to Five High-Intensity Functional Training Competition Workouts in Recreationally Active Adults
by Gerald T. Mangine, Trisha A. Van Dusseldorp, Yuri Feito, Alyssa J. Holmes, Paul R. Serafini, Allyson G. Box and Adam M. Gonzalez
Sports 2018, 6(3), 62; doi:10.3390/sports6030062

Article: Mood State Changes Accompanying the Crossfit Open™ Competition in Healthy Adults
by Allyson G. Box, Yuri Feito, Steven J. Petruzzello and Gerald T. Mangine
Sports 2018, 6(3), 67; doi:10.3390/sports6030067

Review: High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): Definition and Research Implications for Improved Fitness
by Yuri Feito, Katie M. Heinrich, Scotty J. Butcher and Walker S. Carlos Poston
Sports 2018, 6(3), 76; doi:10.3390/sports6030076

Article: Validity, Reliability, and Application of the Session-RPE Method for Quantifying Training Loads during High Intensity Functional Training
by Derek A. Crawford, Nicholas B. Drake, Michael J. Carper, Justin DeBlauw and Katie M. Heinrich
Sports 2018, 6(3), 84; doi:10.3390/sports6030084

Special Issue Improving Practice and Performance in Basketball

Article: Regional Differences in Women’s Basketball: A Comparison among Continental Championships
by Haruhiko Madarame
Sports 2018, 6(3), 65; doi:10.3390/sports6030065

Article: The Effect of Match Schedule on Accelerometry-Derived Exercise Dose during Training Sessions throughout a Competitive Basketball Season
by Craig Staunton, Daniel Wundersitz, Brett Gordon, Edhem Custovic, Jonathan Stanger and Michael Kingsley
Sports 2018, 6(3), 69; doi:10.3390/sports6030069

Article: Relation between Motor and Cognitive Skills in Italian Basketball Players Aged between 7 and 10 Years Old
by Francesca Policastro, Agostino Accardo, Roberto Marcovich, Giovanna Pelamatti and Stefania Zoia
Sports 2018, 6(3), 80; doi:10.3390/sports6030080

Article: Seasonal and Longitudinal Changes in Body Composition by Sport-Position in NCAA Division I Basketball Athletes
by Jennifer B. Fields, Justin J. Merrigan, Jason B. White and Margaret T. Jones
Sports 2018, 6(3), 85; doi:10.3390/sports6030085

Article: The Negative Influence of Air Travel on Health and Performance in the National Basketball Association: A Narrative Review
by Thomas Huyghe, Aaron T. Scanlan, Vincent J. Dalbo and Julio Calleja-González
Sports 2018, 6(3), 89; doi:10.3390/sports6030089

Special Issue Physical Activity in Virtual Reality 2018

Article: Affective and Attentional States When Running in a Virtual Reality Environment
by David L. Neumann and Robyn L. Moffitt
Sports 2018, 6(3), 71; doi:10.3390/sports6030071

Special Issue Physiological Responses During Exercise

Article: Adolescent Finswimmers: Early Myocardial Adaptations in Different Swimming Styles
by Vasileios Stavrou, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Eleni Karetsi, Panagiotis Michos, Zoe Daniil and Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis
Sports 2018, 6(3), 78; doi:10.3390/sports6030078

Article: Moderate Intensity Intermittent Exercise Modality May Prevent Cardiovascular Drift
by Muzaffer Colakoglu, Ozgur Ozkaya and Gorkem Aybars Balci
Sports 2018, 6(3), 98; doi:10.3390/sports6030098

Special Issue Assessment and Development of Change of Direction Speed and Agility

Article: Relationships between Unilateral Muscle Strength Qualities and Change of Direction in Adolescent Team-Sport Athletes
by Christopher Thomas, Thomas Dos’Santos, Paul Comfort and Paul A. Jones
Sports 2018, 6(3), 83; doi:10.3390/sports6030083

Special Issue Resistance Exercise for Health, Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscle Strength

Article: Reduced Volume ‘Daily Max’ Training Compared to Higher Volume Periodized Training in Powerlifters Preparing for Competition—A Pilot Study
by Patroklos Androulakis-Korakakis, James P. Fisher, Panagiotis Kolokotronis, Paulo Gentil and James Steele
Sports 2018, 6(3), 86; doi:10.3390/sports6030086

Special Issue Biomechanics of Resistance Training – New Trends in Strength and Power Training

Article: The Effect of Set Up Position on EMG Amplitude, Lumbar Spine Kinetics, and Total Force Output During Maximal Isometric Conventional-Stance Deadlifts
by Corey Edington, Cassandra Greening, Nick Kmet, Nadia Philipenko, Lindsay Purves, Jared Stevens, Joel Lanovaz and Scotty Butcher
Sports 2018, 6(3), 90; doi:10.3390/sports6030090

Article: Loading Range for the Development of Peak Power in the Close-Grip Bench Press versus the Traditional Bench Press
by Robert G. Lockie, Samuel J. Callaghan, Ashley J. Orjalo and Matthew R. Moreno
Sports 2018, 6(3), 97; doi:10.3390/sports6030097

Special Issue Monitoring Physiological Adaptation to Physical Training

Other Papers in the issue

Article: Relationship between Physical Activity, Screen Time and Weight Status among Young Adolescents
by Wesley O’Brien, Johann Issartel and Sarahjane Belton
Sports 2018, 6(3), 57; doi:10.3390/sports6030057

Article: The Effect of a Curved Non-Motorized Treadmill on Running Gait Length, Imbalance and Stride Angle
by Andrew Hatchett, Kaitlyn Armstrong, Brian Parr, Mallory Crews and Charlie Tant
Sports 2018, 6(3), 58; doi:10.3390/sports6030058

Article: Knowledge and Behavior of Saudi College Athletes toward Energy and Sports Drinks with an Emphasis on Microbial Quality and Safety
by Sulaiman Omar Aljaloud
Sports 2018, 6(3), 60; doi:10.3390/sports6030060

Article: Monitoring Athletes during Training Camps: Observations and Translatable Strategies from Elite Road Cyclists and Swimmers
by Anna E. Saw, Shona L. Halson and Iñigo Mujika
Sports 2018, 6(3), 63; doi:10.3390/sports6030063

Article: The Combined Elevation Test (CET) in Adolescent School Children: A Pilot Study
by James Furness, Ben Schram, Darren Corea, Zachary Turner and Hannah Cairns
Sports 2018, 6(3), 64; doi:10.3390/sports6030064

Article: Gradual vs. Maximal Acceleration: Their Influence on the Prescription of Maximal Speed Sprinting in Team Sport Athletes
by Warren B. Young, Grant M. Duthie, Lachlan P. James, Scott W. Talpey, Dean T. Benton and Anthony Kilfoyle
Sports 2018, 6(3), 66; doi:10.3390/sports6030066

Article: Validity of Session Rating Perceived Exertion Method for Quantifying Internal Training Load during High-Intensity Functional Training
by Ramires Alsamir Tibana, Nuno Manuel Frade de Sousa, Gabriel Veloso Cunha, Jonato Prestes, Carlos Fett, Tim J. Gabbett and Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
Sports 2018, 6(3), 68; doi:10.3390/sports6030068

Article: Effects of Probiotic (Bacillus subtilis DE111) Supplementation on Immune Function, Hormonal Status, and Physical Performance in Division I Baseball Players
by Jeremy R. Townsend, David Bender, William C. Vantrease, Philip A. Sapp, Ann M. Toy, Clint A. Woods and Kent D. Johnson
Sports 2018, 6(3), 70; doi:10.3390/sports6030070

Article: Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training
by Mykolas Kavaliauskas, John Jakeman and John Babraj
Sports 2018, 6(3), 72; doi:10.3390/sports6030072

Article: Anticipating the Direction of Soccer Penalty Shots Depends on the Speed and Technique of the Kick
by Andrew H. Hunter, Sean C. Murphy, Michael J. Angilletta and Robbie S. Wilson
Sports 2018, 6(3), 73; doi:10.3390/sports6030073

Article: The Effect of a 6-Month Coach Educational Program on Strengthening Coach-Athlete Interpersonal Relationships in Individual Youth Sport
by Ausra Lisinskiene
Sports 2018, 6(3), 74; doi:10.3390/sports6030074

Review: Gait Pattern, Impact to the Skeleton and Postural Balance in Overweight and Obese Children: A Review
by Nili Steinberg, Dan Nemet, Michal Pantanowitz and Alon Eliakim
Sports 2018, 6(3), 75; doi:10.3390/sports6030075

Article: Prescribing Target Running Intensities for High-School Athletes: Can Forward and Backward Running Performance Be Autoregulated?
by Aaron Uthoff, Jon Oliver, John Cronin, Paul Winwood and Craig Harrison
Sports 2018, 6(3), 77; doi:10.3390/sports6030077

Case Report: Impact of a Professional Nutrition Program on a Female Cross Country Collegiate Athlete: A Case Report
by Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul, Dhwani Satishkumar Soni and Jason Daniel Wagganer
Sports 2018, 6(3), 82; doi:10.3390/sports6030082

Article: Analysis of the Coverage of Paratriathlon and Paratriathletes in Canadian Newspapers
by Gregor Wolbring and Brian Martin
Sports 2018, 6(3), 87; doi:10.3390/sports6030087

Review: The Potential Role of Genetic Markers in Talent Identification and Athlete Assessment in Elite Sport
by Ysabel Jacob, Tania Spiteri, Nicolas H. Hart and Ryan S. Anderton
Sports 2018, 6(3), 88; doi:10.3390/sports6030088

Article: Validity of PowerTap P1 Pedals during Laboratory-Based Cycling Time Trial Performance
by Chris Whittle, Neal Smith and Simon A. Jobson
Sports 2018, 6(3), 92; doi:10.3390/sports6030092

Article: Bilateral Asymmetries in Ultrasound Assessments of the Rectus Femoris throughout an NCAA Division I Volleyball Preseason
by Gabriel J. Sanders, Brian Boos, Frank Shipley and Corey A. Peacock
Sports 2018, 6(3), 94; doi:10.3390/sports6030094

Article: Sport Courage, Worry and Fear in Relation to Success of Alpine Ski Learning
by Vjekoslav Cigrovski, Ivan Radman, Erkut Konter, Mateja Očić and Lana Ružić
Sports 2018, 6(3), 96; doi:10.3390/sports6030096

Review: A Brief Review of Personality in Marathon Runners: The Role of Sex, Age and Performance Level
by Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle
Sports 2018, 6(3), 99; doi:10.3390/sports6030099

Article: Partnerships between an At-Risk Youth CrossFit Program and Local Community Organizations: Focusing on the Antecedents to Partnership Development
by Christina M. Gipson, Natalie Campbell and Nancy L. Malcom
Sports 2018, 6(3), 100; doi:10.3390/sports6030100

Article: The Effects of Exercise Induced Muscle Damage on Knee Joint Torque and Balance Performance
by Nicole C. Dabbs and Harish Chander
Sports 2018, 6(3), 101; doi:10.3390/sports6030101

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