injury prevention

Evaluating the Implementation of Injury Prevention Strategies in Rugby Union and League: A Systematic Review using the RE-AIM Framework

Barden, C., Bekker, S., Brown, J. C., Stokes, K. A., & McKay, C. D. (2020).. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1–10. ABSTRACT Rugby (union and league) has come under intense scrutiny due to its injury risk. Various interventions have been introduced to protect players from injury, with many deemed efficacious and advocated for use across various worldwide contexts. However, their …

Elite training

More than a Metric: How Training Load is Used in Elite Sport for Athlete Management.

West, S. W., Clubb, J., Torres-Ronda, L., Howells, D., Leng, E., Vescovi, J. D., et al. (2020). International Journal of Sports Medicine, 12(EFirst), 2–7.  ABSTRACT Training load monitoring is a core aspect of modern-day sport science practice. Collecting, cleaning, analysing, interpreting, and disseminating load data is usually undertaken with a view to improve player performance and/or manage injury risk. To …

Exercise

World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Bull, F. C., Al-Ansari, S. S., Biddle, S., Borodulin, K., Buman, M. P., Cardon, G., et al. (2020). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(24), 1451–1462. ABSTRACT Objectives: To describe new WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Methods: The guidelines were developed in accordance with WHO protocols. An expert Guideline Development Group reviewed evidence to assess associations between …

muscle

Muscle-strengthening Exercise Epidemiology: a New Frontier in Chronic Disease Prevention

Bennie, J. A., Shakespear-Druery, J., & Cocker, K. (2020). 1–8. Sports Medicine-Open Abstract This current opinion provides an overview of the emerging discipline of muscle-strengthening exercise epidemiology. First, we define muscle-strengthening exercise, and discuss its recent addition into the global physical activity guidelines, which were historically mainly focused on aerobic physical activity (walking, running, cycling etc.). Second, we provide an …

Female Sports

The relationship between physical fitness attributes and sports injury in female, team ball sport players: a systematic review

Farley, J. B., Barrett, L. M., Keogh, J. W. L., Woods, C. T., & Milne, N. (2020) – Sports Medicine-Open, 6(1), 45. Abstract Background: Understanding the relationships between physical fitness characteristics and sports injury may assist with the development of injury minimisation programs. The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the association between physical fitness attributes and sports …

adolescents

Relationships between incidental physical activity, exercise, and sports with subsequent mood in adolescents

Koch et al. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2020;30:2234–2250. Abstract Physical activity is beneficial for human physical health and well-being. Accordingly, the association between physical activity and mood in everyday life has been a subject of several Ambulatory Assessment studies. This mechanism has been studied in children, adults, and the elderly, but neglected in adolescents. It is critical to examine …

resistance training

Effects of Resistance Training on Physical Fitness in Healthy Children and Adolescents: An Umbrella Review

Lesinski, M., Herz, M., Schmelcher, A., & Granacher, U. (2020) – Sports Medicine, 50(11), 1901–1928.  Abstract Background: Over the past decades, an exponential growth has occurred with regards to the number of scientific publications including meta-analyses on youth resistance training (RT). Accordingly, it is timely to summarize findings from meta-analyses in the form of an umbrella review. Objectives: To systematically …

sports imjury

Training Load and Its Role in Injury Prevention, Part 2: Conceptual and Methodologic Pitfalls.

Impellizzeri, F. M., McCall, A., Ward, P., Bornn, L., & Coutts, A. J. (2020).  Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 893–901.  Abstract In part 2 of this clinical commentary, we highlight the conceptual and methodologic pitfalls evident in current training-load–injury research. These limitations make these studies unsuitable for determining how to use new metrics such as acute workload, chronic workload, and …