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20.11.2018 | Original Research Article

The Biomechanics of Competitive Male Runners in Three Marathon Racing Shoes: A Randomized Crossover Study

Previously, we reported that a prototype marathon racing shoe reduced the metabolic cost of running by 4% compared to two well-established racing shoes [ 1 ]. Our energetics findings have been largely replicated in two follow-up studies by two …

16.11.2018 | Systematic Review

Active Commuting and Multiple Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases [ 1 ]. For health reasons, current recommendations encourage adults to perform moderate or intense physical activity for at least 30 min on most, if not all, days of the week …

13.11.2018 | Review Article

Fat-Free Adipose Tissue Mass: Impact on Peak Oxygen Uptake (VO2peak) in Adolescents with and without Obesity

Fat-free body mass (FFM) is a surrogate for skeletal muscle mass and is often used for the normalization of several physiological variables (e.g., oxygen uptake). However, FFM includes non-skeletal muscle components such as the fat-free component …

08.11.2018 | Review Article Open Access

Review of WADA Prohibited Substances: Limited Evidence for Performance-Enhancing Effects

The World Anti-Doping Agency is responsible for maintaining a Prohibited List that describes the use of substances and methods that are prohibited for athletes. The list currently contains 23 substance classes, and an important reason for the …

08.11.2018 | Review Article

Biological Background of Block Periodized Endurance Training: A Review

Block periodized (BP) training is an innovative and prospective approach that is drawing increasing attention from coaching scientists and practitioners. However, its further dissemination and implementation demands serious scientific biological …

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Sports Medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Regular features include: sports injury prevention and treatment; exercise for health; drugs in sport and recommendations for training and nutrition.

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