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Special Issue "Research on High Intensity Functional Training"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 105636
Special Issue Editors
Interests: high intensity functional training; tactical athletes; exercise interventions; physical activity and obesity policy; built environment; active transportation
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: high intensity functional training; clinical populations; blood flow restriction; physical activity; sports science; objective monitoring
Special Issue Information
High intensity training has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years and is a key aspect of both exercise and sport. In particular, high intensity functional training (HIFT) programs integrate multiple exercise modalities in constantly varied sessions with an emphasis on functional movements that mimic those utlized in daily tasks. HIFT research has shown promise for this type of training to improve body composition, muscular strength, aerobic capacity, motivation, and emotional functioning, across a variety of populations. Despite some concern for injuries occuring from HIFT, research has shown rates to be similar to activities included in HIFT training (e.g., weight lifting, gymnastics), and much lower than those from repetitive activities such as running.
However, depite promising early research, there is much left to learn about HIFT programs and their behavioral, social, psychological and physiological contributions to exercise, sport, fitness, and health. Thus, the goal of this Special Issue is to add to the body of research for this popular style of training and we welcome original research, meta-analysis, reviews, and brief reports.
Prof. Dr. Katie Heinrich
Prof. Dr. Yuri Feito
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sports is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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