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Exercise and sports in men: from health to sports performance

Submission deadline: 20 April 2022
Special Issue Editors
Georgian Badicu, MD
Department of Physical Education and Special Motricity, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania
Interests: Physical activity; Fitness; Education; Obesity; Diet; Well-being; Recreation; Football; Public health; Quality of life; Sports activities; Physical education; Didactic of physical education and sports; Sleep
Filipe Manuel Clemente, MD
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, School of Sport and Leisure, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: Sports performance; Training monitoring; Performance assessment; Injury risk and illness; Sports training
Ali Tatlici, MD
Faculty of sports Sciences, Physical education and sports teaching Department,Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
Interests: Sports performance; Training science; Performance assessment; Supplements in sports Nutrition, Combat sports, Sports Injury prevention
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to have this special issue on “Exercise and sports in men: from health to sports performance’’ with the Journal of Men’s Health.

Sport is a double-edged sword regarding effects on health. Positive effects are obtained mainly physical activity, which is the main part of most sports. Physical exercise is aimed primarily at improving health and physical capacity. Also, physical training is aimed primarily at increasing the individual’s maximum physical capacity and performance.

In order to improve sports performance, athletes periodise their training, nutrition and recovery within the context of a training season. For those not in exercise training, these controllable lifestyle factors correspond to exercise, diet and sleep, which require modification during the lifespan. Taking this a step further, rather than preventing disease, this proactive, personalised approach optimises health. Health should be a positive combination of physical, mental and social well being, not simply an absence of illness.

The purpose of this special issue is to demonstrates the important of exercise and sports in men. In this special issue, we welcome the contributions that describe and list the link between exercise and sports in terms of men's health. Your contribution is welcome in the form of an original article, case report, commentary and systematic review with meta-analysis.This special issue offers the opportunity to address the following types of topics.

Prof. Georgian Badicu, Prof. Filipe Manuel Clemente and Ali Tatlici

Guest Editors

Sports performance
Training load monitoring
Sports training
Sports medicine
Gender differences in sports and physical activities
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 1500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

Published Paper (5 Papers)
Open Access Original Research
Relationship between training load and match running performance in men’s soccer
Rui Silva, Miguel Camões, António Barbosa, Georgian Badicu, ... Filipe Manuel Clemente
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(4), 92–98;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and sports in men: from health to sports performance)
Open Access Original Research
Match-to-match variations in external load measures during congested weeks in professional male soccer players
Rui Silva, Halil Ibrahim Ceylan, Georgian Badicu, Hadi Nobari, ... Filipe Manuel Clemente
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(4), 207–217;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and sports in men: from health to sports performance)
Open Access Original Research
Functional stretching decreases knee joint loading in male athletes with gastroc–soleus tightness
Farhad Rezazadeh, Seyyed Sadredin Shojaeddin, Georgian Badicu
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(3), 145–152;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and sports in men: from health to sports performance)
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