Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group

Weiler R, Blauwet C, Clarke D, Correspondence to Professor Evert Verhagen, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, The Netherlands Abstract Concussion is a frequent injury in many sports and is also common in para athletes. However, there is a paucity of concussion research related to para sport, and prior International Concussion in Sport (CIS) consensus papers have not substantively addressed this …

Recommendations for Hamstring Function Recovery After ACL Reconstruction

Buckthorpe, M., Danelon, F., La Rosa, G., Nanni, G., Stride, M., & Villa, Della, F. (2020). Sports Medicine, 51(4), 607–624. Abstract It is important to optimise the functional recovery process to enhance patient outcomes after major injury such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). This requires in part more high-quality original research, but also an approach to translate existing research …

Relative Age Effect

Darwinian Selection Discriminates Young Athletes: the Relative Age Effect in Relation to Sporting Performance

Jakobsson, J., Julin, A. L., Persson, G., & Malm, C. (2021). Sports Medicine-Open, 7(1), 16–18. Abstract Background: The relative age effect (RAE) is a worldwide phenomenon, allowing sport participation and elite selection to be based on birthdate distribution. Negative consequences include both a narrow, non-optimal elite selection and negative health effects on entire populations. This study investigated the RAE and …

running

Running behaviour and symptoms of respiratory tract infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cloosterman K.L.A et al. A large prospective Dutch cohort study Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport , Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 24 (2021) 332–337 ABSTRACT Objectives: To explore changes in running behavior due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, assess presence of symptoms suggestive for COVID-19 and identify whether there is an association between running behavior …

Skeletal anabolism

Can High-Intensity Interval Training Promote Skeletal Muscle Anabolism

Callahan, M. J., Parr, E. B., Hawley, J. A., & Camera, D. M. (2021). Sports Medicine, 51(3), 405–421. Abstract Exercise training in combination with optimal nutritional support is an effective strategy to maintain or increase skeletal muscle mass. A single bout of resistance exercise undertaken with adequate protein availability increases rates of muscle protein synthesis and, when repeated over weeks …

coaching

Factors Influencing the Association Between Coach and Athlete Rating of Exertion: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Paul, D., Read, P., Farooq, A., & Jones, L. (2021) ABSTRACT Background: Subjective monitoring of rate of perceived exertion is common practice in many sports. Typically, the information is used to understand the training load and at times modify forthcoming sessions. Identifying the relationship between the athlete and coach’s interpretation of training would likely further benefit understanding load management. The …

Tendons

Effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercise therapy in patients with patellar tendinopathy: a randomised clinical trial.

Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Breda SJ, Oei EHG, Zwerver J, et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine Abstract Objective: To compare the effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercises (PTLE) with eccentric exercise therapy (EET) in patients with patellar tendinopathy (PT). Methods: In a stratified, investigator-blinded, block-randomised trial, 76 patients with clinically diagnosed and ultrasound-confirmed PT were randomly assigned in a 1:1 …