Special Issue "Environment and Sport Performance"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Dr. Christian Finnsgard
Prof. Dr. Paolo de Girolamo
Maritime Constructions, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Via Eudossiana, 18 00184, Rome, Italy
Interests: wind waves mechanics; induced wave forces on structures and floating bodies; detection, generation and propagation of tsunami waves; effect of climate change in oceans and along the coasts; meteo-oceanographic parameters
Performance analysis is an objective way of recording performance so that key elements of a performance can be quantified in a valid and consistent manner (Hughes and Franck, 2008).
The effect of environmental conditions on sports has been extensively studied over the last few years. Most outdoor sports activities, and endurance sports in particular, are strongly influenced by variations of meteorological parameters.
Notwithstanding, the conditions of the outdoor environment are often not considered when evaluating sport performance, as if they were not important. Sport performance is strongly related to environmental conditions.
Moreover, environmental conditions affect the measurement’s processes of sport performance more in indoor sports than in outdoor sports (i.e., swimming, rowing, sailing, etc.).
The aim of this Special Issue is to assess how it is possible to integrate the different measures used to evaluate sport performance, looking at performance analysis in a holistic vision.
Is it possible to consider the timing analysis of a rowing regatta, avoiding weather data? Is it possible to consider a performance as a notational and strategic analysis of a sailing regatta while neglecting the weather and the environmental data? Is it possible to analyze the performance of the endurance of athletes, disregarding the weather and environmental data? It is possible to develop materials for outdoor sports without taking into account the effects of the environment?
Finally, how is it possible to integrate different measures (position, environment, weather, performance data, such as Heart Rate Frequencies (HRF), power expressed by the athletes, etc.) without interfering with the athlete’s performance and without a disturbance of the measurement processes from the environment?
To address these and related questions is the aim for this Special Issue.
Dr.-Ing. Alessandro Pezzoli
Dr.-Ing. Christian Finnsgard
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paolo de Girolamo
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- Sport Performance
- Measurement’s Processes
- Thermal Comfort
- Sport Material