Sports, Volume 7, 2019, Issue 1

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

Cover Story

Repeated Bouts of Advanced Strength Training Techniques: Effects on Volume Load, Metabolic Responses, and Muscle Activation in Trained Individuals
William Wallace, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Matt Stefan, Jacob Rauch, Christopher Barakat, Kevin Shields, Andrew Barninger, Renato Barroso and Eduardo O. De Souza
Sports 2019, 7(1), 14; doi:10.3390/sports7010014

Featured Papers

Students’ Emotional Experience in Physical Education—A Qualitative Study for New Theoretical Insights
Sascha Leisterer and Darko Jekauc
Sports 2019, 7(1), 10; doi:10.3390/sports7010010

Coach Competences to Induce Positive Affective Reactions in Sport and Exercise—A Qualitative Study
Ulrich Georg Strauch, Hagen Wäsche and Darko Jekauc
Sports 2019, 7(1), 16; doi:10.3390/sports7010016

Relative Strength, but Not Absolute Muscle Strength, Is Higher in Exercising Compared to Non-Exercising Older Women
Claudio De Lira, Valentine Vargas, Wallace Silva, André Bachi, Rodrigo Vancini and Marilia Andrade
Sports 2019, 7(1), 19; doi:10.3390/sports7010019

Physiological Responses of Continuous and Intermittent Swimming at Critical Speed and Maximum Lactate Steady State in Children and Adolescent Swimmers
Ioannis S. Nikitakis, Giorgos P. Paradisis, Gregory C. Bogdanis and Argyris G. Toubekis
Sports 2019, 7(1), 25; doi:10.3390/sports7010025


Intermittent Dieting: Theoretical Considerations for the Athlete
Jackson James Peos, Layne Eiseman Norton, Eric Russell Helms, Andrew Jacob Galpin and Paul Fournier
Sports 2019, 7(1), 22; doi:10.3390/sports7010022


Sleep Data, Physical Performance, and Injuries in Preparation for Professional Mixed Martial Arts
Corey A. Peacock, Mauricio Mena, Gabriel J. Sanders, Tobin A. Silver, Douglas Kalman and Jose Antonio
Sports 2019, 7(1), 1; doi:10.3390/sports7010001

Change of Direction Deficit in National Team Rugby Union Players: Is There an Influence of Playing Position?
Tomás T. Freitas, Pedro E. Alcaraz, Chris Bishop, Julio Calleja-González, Ademir F. S. Arruda, Aristide Guerriero, Valter P. Reis, Lucas A. Pereira and Irineu Loturco
Sports 2019, 7(1), 2; doi:10.3390/sports7010002

The Impact of a Ballet and Modern Dance Performance on Heart Rate Variability in Collegiate Dancers
Rohan Edmonds, Meaghan Wood, Patricia Fehling and Sarah DiPasquale
Sports 2019, 7(1), 3; doi:10.3390/sports7010003

Preseason Y Balance Test Scores are not Associated with Noncontact Time-Loss Lower Quadrant Injury in Male Collegiate Basketball Players
Jason Brumitt, Kyle Nelson, Duane Duey, Matthew Jeppson and Luke Hammer
Sports 2019, 7(1), 4; doi:10.3390/sports7010004

Pre-Bed Casein Protein Supplementation Does Not Enhance Acute Functional Recovery in Physically Active Males and Females When Exercise is Performed in the Morning
Eva Apweiler, David Wallace, Sarah Stansfield, Dean M. Allerton, Meghan A. Brown, Emma J. Stevenson and Tom Clifford
Sports 2019, 7(1), 5; doi:10.3390/sports7010005

Relationships between Different Field Test Performance Measures in Elite Goalball Players
Gabriel Goulart-Siqueira, Stefano Benítez-Flores, Alexandre R. P. Ferreira, Alessandro M. Zagatto, Carl Foster and Daniel Boullosa
Sports 2019, 7(1), 6; doi:10.3390/sports7010006

Different Pathways Leading up to the Same Futsal Competition: Individual and Inter-Team Variability in Loading Patterns and Preseason Training Adaptations
Anderson Santiago Teixeira, Renan Felipe Hartmann Nunes, Javier Yanci, Pascal Izzicupo, Lucinar Jupir Forner Flores, João Carlos Romano, Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo and Fabio Yuzo Nakamura
Sports 2019, 7(1), 7; doi:10.3390/sports7010007

Reliability of Overground Running Measures from 2D Video Analyses in a Field Environment
Lauralee Murray, C. Martyn Beaven and Kim Hébert-Losier
Sports 2019, 7(1), 8; doi:10.3390/sports7010008

Examination of Physical Characteristics and Positional Differences in Professional Soccer Players in Qatar
Eirik Halvorsen Wik, Seán Mc Auliffe and Paul James Read
Sports 2019, 7(1), 9; doi:10.3390/sports7010009

Changes in Quality of Life in Elementary School Children—The Health Oriented Pedagogical Project (HOPP)
Per Morten Fredriksen, Helene Kristine Olsen and Trine Johansen Meza
Sports 2019, 7(1), 11; doi:10.3390/sports7010011

The Effects of Whey vs. Pea Protein on Physical Adaptations Following 8-Weeks of High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): A Pilot Study
Amy Banaszek, Jeremy R. Townsend, David Bender, William C. Vantrease, Autumn C. Marshall and Kent D. Johnson
Sports 2019, 7(1), 12; doi:10.3390/sports7010012

Knee Angle Affects Posterior Chain Muscle Activation During an Isometric Test Used in Soccer Players
Paul James Read, Anthony Nicholas Turner, Richard Clarke, Samuel Applebee and Jonathan Hughes
Sports 2019, 7(1), 13; doi:10.3390/sports7010013

Effect of Descent Velocity upon Muscle Activation and Performance in Two-Legged Free Weight Back Squats
Roland Van den Tillaar
Sports 2019, 7(1), 15; doi:10.3390/sports7010015

Changes in Lower Body Muscular Performance Following a Season of NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse
Scott W. Talpey, Robert Axtell, Elizabeth Gardner and Lachlan James
Sports 2019, 7(1), 18; doi:10.3390/sports7010018

Limb Differences in Unipedal Balance Performance in Young Male Soccer Players with Different Ages
Thomas Muehlbauer, Gerrit Schwiertz, Dennis Brueckner, Rainer Kiss and Stefan Panzer
Sports 2019, 7(1), 20; doi:10.3390/sports7010020

Loading Patterns of Rubber-Based Resistance Bands across Distributors
Alex D. Fuentes, Connor J. Smith and Todd C. Shoepe
Sports 2019, 7(1), 21; doi:10.3390/sports7010021

Promoting Stair Climbing as an Exercise Routine among Healthy Older Adults Attending a Community-Based Physical Activity Program
Nobuko Hongu, Mieko Shimada, Rieko Miyake, Yusuke Nakajima, Ichirou Nakajima and Yutaka Yoshitake
Sports 2019, 7(1), 23; doi:10.3390/sports7010023

Cycling as the Best Sub-8-Hour Performance Predictor in Full Distance Triathlon
Caio Victor Sousa, Lucas Pinheiro Barbosa, Marcelo Magalhães Sales, Patrick Anderson Santos, Eduard Tiozzo, Herbert Gustavo Simões, Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis and Beat Knechtle
Sports 2019, 7(1), 24; doi:10.3390/sports7010024

Do Obese Children Achieve Maximal Heart Rate during Treadmill Running?
Sveinung Berntsen, Elisabeth Edvardsen, Shlomi Gerbi, Magnhild L. Kolsgaard and Sigmund A. Anderssen
Sports 2019, 7(1), 26; doi:10.3390/sports7010026

Foam Rolling of the Calf and Anterior Thigh: Biomechanical Loads and Acute Effects on Vertical Jump Height and Muscle Stiffness
Christian Baumgart, Jürgen Freiwald, Matthias Kühnemann, Thilo Hotfiel, Moritz Hüttel and Matthias Wilhelm Hoppe
Sports 2019, 7(1), 27; doi:10.3390/sports7010027

Inertial Sensors for Performance Analysis in Combat Sports: A Systematic Review
Matthew TO Worsey, Hugo G Espinosa, Jonathan B Shepherd and David V Thiel
Sports 2019, 7(1), 28; doi:10.3390/sports7010028

Drop Jump Asymmetry is Associated with Reduced Sprint and Change-of-Direction Speed Performance in Adult Female Soccer Players
Chris Bishop, Anthony Turner, Sean Maloney, Jason Lake, Irineu Loturco, Tom Bromley and Paul Read
Sports 2019, 7(1), 29; doi:10.3390/sports7010029


Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Sports in 2018
Sports Editorial Office
Sports 2019, 7(1), 17; doi:10.3390/sports7010017

Special Issues Open for Submissions

Maximising Triathlon Health and Performance: the State of the Art
(Deadline: 28 February 2019)Neuromuscular Function and Movement Control
(Deadline: 28 February 2019)

Physical Activity in Adolescents
(Deadline: 28 February 2019)

Monitoring Physiological Adaptation to Physical Training
(Deadline: 15 March 2019)

Health and Wellbeing in an Outdoor and Adventure Sports Context
(Deadline: 31 March 2019)

Exercise Training and Supplements for Improving Function in Muscular Dystrophy
(Deadline: 31 March 2019)

Emotions in Sports and Exercise
(Deadline: 31 March 2019)

Physiology of Paddle Sports
(Deadline: 31 March 2019)

Biomechanics of Resistance Training – New Trends in Strength and Power Training
(Deadline: 31 March 2019)

The Evaluation of Exercise Using Electromyography
(Deadline: 1 April 2019)

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