Special Issue "The Impact of Exercise on Sports Performance and Injury Prevention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: stretching; flexibility; biomechanics; muscle performance; training science; muscle–tendon unit; soccer science
Frequently exercise can have a positive impact on health and hence, it can be considered as a drug. However, certain factors like volume or intensity of an exercise have to be considered to not risk side effects. With regard to the musculoskeletal system, too much training load likely causes overuse injuries in both recreational and elite athletes. Therefore, several strategies to improve muscle performance (e.g., strength training) should be considered in sports practice to set a new limit of injury-threshold for an athlete. Moreover, approaches such as myofascial techniques, stretching, and massage are used by athletes and therapists to counteract possible side effects of a training load.
This Special Issue aims to publish innovative studies (original investigations and review articles) that explore the acute, prolonged, and long-term effects of exercise (e.g., stretching, myofascial release techniques, resistance training) on sports performance (e.g., jumping, strength, flexibility) and/or on injury prevention in all types of populations.
Dr. Andreas Konrad
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- foam rolling
- myofascial release
- strength training
- resistance training