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Sports Biomechanics for Health and Performance

Submission deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Daniel A. Marinho, PhD
    Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD), University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
    Interests: Biomechanics; Performance; Training; Computational fluid dynamics; Aquatics
  • Pedro M. Forte, PhD
    Instituto Superior de Ciências Educativas do Douro, Penafiel, Portugal; Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, Covilhã, Portugal; Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
    Interests: Biomechanics; Training; Performance; Health; Exercise
  • Henrique P. Neiva, PhD
    University of Beira Interior / Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, Portugal
    Interests: Training; Performance; Strength; Sports physiology and biomechanics
Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Sports Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary research subject that allows a detailed analysis of the mechanics of human movement to further understand musculoskeletal and physiological issues in sports. This area comprises subjects related to the effects of internal and external training loads and the interaction between environment and human movement, aiming to improve sports performance and minimize the risk of injury. Deeper knowledge about the reasons how and why the body responds to everyday requirements, daily tasks and/or physical exercise and/or sports performance, would help to be more successful in exercise movements and thus, attaining individual goals efficiently. The laws of mechanics allow a greater understanding of athletic performance through biomechanical measurement and modelling. Upon that, analytical procedures, experimental analysis, and simulations are of high importance to improve sportsmen health and performance. Furthermore, biomechanics topics also focused on research with different equipment, instruments, gears and objects in different sports or specific exercises.

In line with the objectives of the journal, this issue will focus to explore several issues of sports biomechanics for promoting men’s health and improved performance. In this special issue, we welcome contributions that describe, analyse, and/or discuss different areas of interest, such as physical activity, rehabilitation, fitness and competitive sport, based on the biomechanical perspective. Your contribution is welcome in form of an original article, case report, commentary, and review. This special issue allows an opportunity to address the following types of topics: kinetics and kinematics of human movements; musculoskeletal system; biomechanical examination methods; biomechanical modelling; prevention and rehabilitation; sports performance; exercise and health.

Dr. Daniel A. Marinho, Dr. Pedro M. Forte and Dr. Henrique P. Neiva

Guest Editors

Exercise and Health
Sport Performance
Injury prevention
Manuscript Submission Information

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