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Special Issue "Understanding the Effect of Training and Its Determinants in Youth"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2021) | Viewed by 303

Special Issue Editor

Applied Sports Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Bay Campus, Swansea University, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Interests: cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity across the health, fitness and life-span; paediatric and clinical populations; dose–response relationship between physical activity and health outcomes across the activity spectrum; prolonged sitting in sedentary individuals; acute and chronic influences of intensive exercise training
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The age at which many children start intensive training has significantly decreased in recent decades, with the majority of youth athletes pre- or early pubertal. Despite this, the optimal approach to training in youth is unclear. There has been considerable renewed interest in understanding the influence of exercise training on the physiological responses of youth, and how this is moderated by factors such as sex, maturity and training type. This understanding has important implications for talent development and identification strategies. However, fundamental questions remain, with methodologically rigorous approaches required to fully elucidate these sought-after answers.

This Special Issue calls for original research articles addressing the influence of training on the physiological responses of youth, including those that consider the practical application to sporting contexts. Studies considering the full spectrum of responses, from aerobic to strength, speed and fundamental movement skills are invited. Reviews, intervention-based and mixed methodology studies are also welcome. We are seeking studies that have used methodologically rigorous approaches that will facilitate substantial gains in our understanding of the effect of training and the determinants of this effect.

Dr. Melitta McNarry
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • exercise
  • maturation
  • sex
  • biological age
  • puberty
  • strength
  • speed
  • aerobic fitness
  • cardiorespiratory

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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