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 …

Sports injury

Training Load and Its Role in Injury Prevention, Part I: Back to the Future.

Impellizzeri, F. M., Menaspà, P., Coutts, A. J., Kalkhoven, J., & Menaspà, M. J. (2020) – Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 885–892.  Abstract The purpose of this 2-part commentary series is to explain why we believe our ability to control injury risk by manipulating training load (TL) in its current state is an illusion and why the foundations of this …

Member Benefits

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport Mental Health Assessment Tool 1 (SMHAT-1) and Sport Mental Health Recognition Tool 1 (SMHRT-1): towards better support of athletes’ mental health.

Gouttebarge, V., Bindra, A., Blauwet, C., Campriani, N., Currie, A., Engebretsen, L., et al. (2020). British Journal of Sports Medicine ABSTRACT Objectives To develop an assessment and recognition tool to identify elite athletes at risk for mental health symptoms and disorders. Methods We conducted narrative and systematic reviews about mental health symptoms and disorders in active and former elite athletes. …

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 5-year follow-up of the placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY

Raine Sihvonen et al. (2020). (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trial,  Br J Sports Med  Abstract Objectives  To assess the long-term effects of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) on the development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis, and on knee symptoms and function, at 5 years follow-up. Design  Multicentre, randomised, participant- and outcome assessor-blinded, placebo-surgery controlled trial. Setting  Orthopaedic departments in five public …

Systematic review of the acute and chronic effects of high-intensity interval training on executive function across the lifespan.

Hsieh, S.-S., Chueh, T.-Y., Huang, C.-J., Kao, S.-C., Hillman, C. H., Chang, Y.-K., & Hung, T.-M. (2020). Journal of Sports Sciences, 00(00), 1–13.  ABSTRACT Research regarding the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on executive function has grown exponentially in recent years. However, there has been no comprehensive review of the current state of literature. Therefore, the aim of this …