Special Issue "Motor Competence for Health, Exercise and Sports Performance across the Lifespan"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: physical activity; pediatric exercise science; strength and conditioning; motor skill and motor development; ergogenic aids
Interests: Physical activity, fundamental movement skills, obesity, children and adolescents
Interests: physical activity; exercise; pediatrics; obesity; physical fitness; cardiometabolic risk factors
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Good motor competence is a prerequisite for high level sports performance and also to engage in health enhancing physical activity. Over recent years, there has been an increased focus on the role of motor competence in multiple domains related to sport and exercise. Notably, poor motor competence has been associated with overweight and obesity via reduced habitual physical activity in children, adolescents and young adults. Likewise, emerging data suggest improving motor competence may result in benefits in older adulthood including enhanced movement, quality of life and maintenance of independent living. The importance of functional and fundamental movement patterns for sport performance is well established but understanding of the most effective ways to develop these movement patterns is yet to be elucidated. As a consequence, this Special Issue seeks to draw from all these areas, bringing together important research papers which highlight the role of motor competence in sport, exercise and health across a lifespan.
Prof. Dr. Michael Duncan
Dr. Emma Eyre
Prof. Dr. Jorge Mota
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fundamental movement
- Functional movement
- Developmental Delay
- Skill proficiency
- Sport Skills
- Physical Activity