Sports Performance and Health

Edited by
July 2021
252 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1258-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1259-4 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Sports Performance and Health that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
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Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Sports performance is primarily associated with elite sport, however, recreational athletes are increasingly attempting to emulate elite athletes. Performance optimization is distinctly multidisciplinary. Optimized training concepts and the use of state-of-the-art technologies are crucial for improving performance. However, sports performance enhancement is in constant conflict with the protection of athletes’ health. Notwithstanding the known positive effects of physical activity on health, the prevention and management of sports injuries remain major challenges to be addressed. Accordingly, this Special Issue on "Sports Performance and Health" consists of 17 original research papers, one review paper, and one commentary, and covers a wide range of topics related to fatigue, movement asymmetries, optimization of sports performance by training, technique, and/or tactics enhancements, prevention and management of sports injuries, optimization of sports equipment to increase performance and/or decrease the risk of injury, and innovations for sports performance, health, and load monitoring. As this Special Issue offers several new insights and multidisciplinary perspectives on sports performance and health, readers from around the world who work in these areas are expected to benefit from this Special Issue collection.
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symmetry; asymmetry; foot; force; balance; postural stability; standing; hurdling; biomechanics; hurdle clearance; technique analysis; collar height; kinematics; kinetics; dynamic stability; ankle injury; range of motion; basketball shooting; proprioception; ankle sprain; taping; range of motion; soccer; basketball; prevention; musculoskeletal disorders; personalized treatment; measurement; healthy athletes; jump performance; smartphones; My Jump 2; reliability; validity; training environment; sports; athletes; interval training; biological emotional evaluation; sports sciences; muscle activations; electromyography; slope walking; backpack loads; nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide; training; athletes; mitochondrion; kinematics; kinetics; table tennis; racket; racket sports; performance analysis; game-actions; strokes; morphology; isokinetic; sprints; vertical jump performance; handball shooting; asymmetry; agility; basketball; strength; power; inter-limb asymmetry; biomechanics; kinematics; kinetics; global navigation satellite system; GPS; IMU; inertial motion capture; pressure insoles; ski racing; alpine skiing; athletes’ health; epidemiology; spine; musculoskeletal injuries; skiing simulation; optical motion capture; tensiometer; ski waist-width; balance; knee injury; wrist; elbow; shot; accuracy; RFD-SF; badminton; knee joint; injury; one-dimensional statistical parametric mapping; eccentric; alpine ski racing; strength training; supramaximal loads; athlete safety; n/a