Special Issue "Female Athlete Health in Training and Sports Performance"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Sport and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.
Interests: exercise physiology; nutrition science; stressors (heat, hydration, hypoxia); sex differences; fluid balance; thermoregulation; epigenetics; neuro-endocrine interactions; non-pharmaceutical interventions
Over the last three decades, there has been a rise in the number of women participating in exercise, from physical activity to elite sport, attributable to the increasing development of, and investment in, women’s professional sport. It is well documented that performance-based research in women has not kept pace with the exponential rise in participation, and that the generalization from male data cannot be directly applied to women, given the anatomical, physiological, endocrinological, and genetic differences between the sexes. To further the development of women in sport, sex-specific research which considers the effects of women’s genetics and physiology (including hormone status) on performance is needed. This Special Issue aims to examine sex differences in performance, including preparation and recovery modalities. Broadly, this Special Issue is seeking original submissions that: (1) Use sound scientific design to distinguish differences between phases of the menstrual cycle and/or natural vs. hormonal contraception cycles on performance; (2) Investigates sex differences (from molecular through to whole-body scales) in athletic performance; and (3) Best practices for designing, implementing, and/or evaluating sex-specific training modalities. Special interest will be given to innovative submissions that expand and build upon optimizing performance and recovery between sexes. Other manuscript types of interest include relevant position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Dr. Stacy T. Sims
Prof. Dr. Christopher T. Minson
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- sex differences
- menstrual cycle phase
- hormonal contraception
- female athlete health
- training methods
- health inequalities