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Special Issue "Maximising Triathlon Health and Performance: the State of the Art"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
FCT Research Fellow (SFRH/BPD/104394/2014). CIPER, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (FMH), University of Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. (int + 351) 214149174
Interests: medical support; elites; training; health in triathletes both across the lifespan and vs. their sedentary age-matched peers; training adaptation; training diary based predictive models that can be used to minimize the occurrence of non-functional overreaching; injury and illness; pacing
University of Rome "Foro Italico"
Tel. (int + 39) 06-36733245
Interests: training monitoring; elite athletes; endurance athletes (open water swimmers, triathletes and runners) functional and non-functional overreaching; overtraining prevention
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
This Special Issue aims to presents some of the latest findings at the cutting edge of all aspects of triathlon health and performance. The idea arose from round table discussions on how to optimise training and performance that took place between some of the best coaches, medics, sports physiologists, researchers and athletes in the sport when they met in Lisbon in 2017. We aim to bring together a collection of papers that will act as a spur to the instigation and expansion of collaborative research projects that have the potential to improve applied practice in our sport. The key topics for which we invite paper submissions are:
- Triathlon health in training and or competition (health evaluation, event medical care, open water swimming, heat acclimation).
- Training and risk factors for maladaptation (as evidenced by injury, illness, and non functional overreaching and or performance stagnation)- including how it may change with athlete age, ability level and event distance specialisation.
- Optimising training and race preparation- at the cutting edge (preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, what can scientists tell coaches, what can coaches tell scientist, what do athletes want, how technology can change the game e.g. as regards research into the aetiology and prediction of maladaptation).
Although this Special Issue of Sports focuses on triathlon, the papers contained within it should also prove relevant both to its component sports and to the optimisation of performance and health in endurance sports in general.
Dr. Veronica Vleck
Prof. Maria Francesca Piacentini
Dr. David Hoeden
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 papers will be 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 1000 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.
- non-functional overreaching
- predictive analytics
- Big data
- neural networks