Sports, Volume 9, 2021, Issue 2

Cover Story

Review: Genetic Factors That Could Affect Concussion Risk in Elite Rugby
Mark R. Antrobus, Jon Brazier, Georgina K. Stebbings, Stephen H. Day, Shane M. Heffernan, Liam P. Kilduff, Robert M. Erskine and Alun G. Williams
Sports 2021, 9(2), 19; doi:10.3390/sports9020019


Review: Applications of the Critical Power Model to Dynamic Constant External Resistance Exercise: A Brief Review of the Critical Load Test
Haley C. Bergstrom, Taylor K. Dinyer, Pasquale J. Succi, Caleb C. Voskuil and Terry J. Housh
Sports 2021, 9(2), 15; doi:10.3390/sports9020015

Review: Chronic and Gradual-Onset Injuries and Conditions in the Sport of Surfing: A Systematic Review
Samuel Hanchard, Ashley Duncan, James Furness, Vini Simas, Mike Climstein and Kevin Kemp-Smith
Sports 2021, 9(2), 23; doi:10.3390/sports9020023

Review: Loading Recommendations for Muscle Strength, Hypertrophy, and Local Endurance: A Re-Examination of the Repetition Continuum
Brad J. Schoenfeld, Jozo Grgic, Derrick W. Van Every and Daniel L. Plotkin
Sports 2021, 9(2), 32; doi:10.3390/sports9020032

Article: Impact of Different Exercise Modalities on the Human Gut Microbiome
Dierdra Bycura, Anthony C. Santos, Arron Shiffer, Shari Kyman, Kyle Winfree, Jay Sutliffe, Talima Pearson, Derek Sonderegger, Emily Cope and J. Gregory Caporaso
Sports 2021, 9(2), 14; doi:10.3390/sports9020014

Article: Sprint Kayaking Performance Enhancement by Isometric Strength Training Inclusion: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Danny Lum, Tiago M. Barbosa and Govindasamy Balasekaran
Sports 2021, 9(2), 16; doi:10.3390/sports9020016

Article: Nutritional Practice and Nitrogen Balance in Elite Japanese Swimmers during a Training Camp
Ami Mizugaki, Hiroyuki Kato, Haruka Suzuki, Hidefumi Kurihara and Futoshi Ogita
Sports 2021, 9(2), 17; doi:10.3390/sports9020017

Article: Exercise Intensity during Olympic-Distance Triathlon in Well-Trained Age-Group Athletes: An Observational Study
Atsushi Aoyagi, Keisuke Ishikura and Yoshiharu Nabekura
Sports 2021, 9(2), 18; doi:10.3390/sports9020018

Article: A Comparison of PlayerLoadTM and Heart Rate during Backwards and Forwards Locomotion during Intermittent Exercise in Rugby League Players
Matthew R. Barnes, Joshua H. Guy, Nathan Elsworthy and Aaron T. Scanlan
Sports 2021, 9(2), 21; doi:10.3390/sports9020021

Article: Association of Genetic Variances in ADRB1 and PPARGC1a with Two-Kilometre Running Time-Trial Performance in Australian Football League Players: A Preliminary Study
Ysabel Jacob, Ryan S. Anderton, Jodie L. Cochrane Wilkie, Brent Rogalski, Simon M. Laws, Anthony Jones, Tania Spiteri and Nicolas H. Hart
Sports 2021, 9(2), 22; doi:10.3390/sports9020022

Article: Altered Drop Jump Landing Biomechanics Following Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage
Themistoklis Tsatalas, Evangeli Karampina, Minas A. Mina, Dimitrios A. Patikas, Vasiliki C. Laschou, Aggelos Pappas, Athanasios Z. Jamurtas, Yiannis Koutedakis and Giannis Giakas
Sports 2021, 9(2), 24; doi:10.3390/sports9020024

Article: Doping Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices among Young, Amateur Croatian Athletes
Ivan Miskulin, Danijela Stimac Grbic and Maja Miskulin
Sports 2021, 9(2), 25; doi:10.3390/sports9020025

Article: Footwear Affects Conventional and Sumo Deadlift Performance
Kevin A. Valenzuela, Kellie A. Walters, Elizabeth L. Avila, Alexis S. Camacho, Fany Alvarado and Hunter J. Bennett
Sports 2021, 9(2), 27; doi:10.3390/sports9020027

Article: Strength and Conditioning Practices and Perspectives of Volleyball Coaches and Players
Anthony Weldon, Jason T. S. Mak, Sing T. Wong, Michael J. Duncan, Neil D. Clarke and Chris Bishop
Sports 2021, 9(2), 28; doi:10.3390/sports9020028

Article: Low-Dose Ammonium Preconditioning Enhances Endurance in Submaximal Physical Exercises
Igor Mindukshev, Julia Sudnitsyna, Nikolay V. Goncharov, Elisaveta Skverchinskaya, Irina Dobrylko, Elena Nikitina, Alexandr I. Krivchenko and Stepan Gambaryan
Sports 2021, 9(2), 29; doi:10.3390/sports9020029

Article: Determining the Optimal Workrate for Cycle Ergometer Verification Phase Testing in Males with Obesity
Jenny M. Mahoney, Brett R. Baughman, Ailish C. Sheard and Brandon J. Sawyer
Sports 2021, 9(2), 30; doi:10.3390/sports9020030

Article: Choose Where You Live Carefully: Built Environment Differences in Children’s Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cardiometabolic Risk
Alan M. Nevill, Cézane Priscila Reuter, Caroline Brand, Anelise Reis Gaya, Jorge Mota, Jane Dagmar Pollo Renner and Michael J. Duncan
Sports 2021, 9(2), 31; doi:10.3390/sports9020031

Communication: Bidirectional Associations between Physical Activity and Sleep in Early-Elementary-Age Latino Children with Obesity
Justin J. Merrigan, Kristina M. Volgenau, Allison McKay, Robyn Mehlenbeck, Margaret T. Jones and Sina Gallo
Sports 2021, 9(2), 26; doi:10.3390/sports9020026

Editorial: Periodization and Programming in Sports
James P. Fisher and Robert Csapo
Sports 2021, 9(2), 13; doi:10.3390/sports9020013

Editorial: Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Sports in 2020
Sports Editorial Office
Sports 2021, 9(2), 20; doi:10.3390/sports9020020

Special Issues Open for Submissions

Performance and Physical Fitness Effect of Training and Exercise
(Deadline: 15 March 2021)

Strength and Conditioning and Performance Monitoring in Sports
(Deadline: 30 April 2021)

Effects of Resistance Exercise Variables on Muscle Adaptation and Physical Performance
(Deadline: 30 April 2021)

Exercise Physiology: New Frontiers for Exercise Testing and Prescription
(Deadline: 30 May 2021)

Health-Related Components of Physical Fitness in Individual, Combat and Team Sports
(Deadline: 31 May 2021)

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Improving Practice and Performance in Basketball
Aaron Scanlan and Vincent Dalbo (Eds.)
ISBN 978-3-03921-694-9 (Pbk); ISBN 978-3-03921-695-6 (PDF)
doi: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-695-6

Strength and Conditioning
Lee E. Brown (Ed.)
ISBN 978-3-03842-346-1 (Pbk); ISBN 978-3-03842-347-8 (PDF)
doi: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-347-8

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