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October 2021 - Volume 49 - Issue 4

  • Roger M. Enoka, PhD
  • 0091-6331
  • 1538-3008
  • 4 issues / year
  • 9/81 in Physiology; 6/88 in Sports Science
  • 6.230
    Total Cites:4,053
    Eigenfactor score: 0.00277
    Cited Half-Life: >11.0
The October issue of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews is available.

This issue features a Commentary by Associate Editor Stella L. Volpe on the ESSR 2020 Paper of the Year. The American College of Sports Medicine Publications Committee established an annual Paper of the Year award in 2020 for each of ACSM’s journals to recognize the demonstrated excellence in scientific and scholarly publications. The Paper of the Year is selected by each journal’s editorial board based on the criteria of significance and impact of the article. Read the ESSR 2020 Paper of the year, “A Time to Eat and A Time to Exercise​” by authors Evelyn B. Parr, PhD; Leonie K. Heilbronn, PhD; and John A. Hawley, PhD.

The Editorial Board has again brought forth the following excellent articles:
  • Perspectives for Progress: “Stepping Back to Minimal Footwear: Applications across the Lifespan” 
    • ​Minimal footwear has benefits across the lifespan. More research is needed to further establish its effect on mechanics and musculoskeletal health.
  • “Enhancing Adaptations to Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Training Interventions” 
    • Optimal responses to neuromuscular electrical stimulation interventions may be achieved by using alternative stimulation techniques and parameters, and combined strategies.
  • “A High Fat Diet Aggravates the Age-Related Decline in Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function”
    • The negative effects of a high fat diet on skeletal muscle structure and function occur earlier in old age.
  • “The Neurologist as an Agent of Exercise Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis”
    • This review highlights recent, cutting-edge research for implementing exercise promotion into the neurologist’s clinical armamentarium for multiple sclerosis patients.
  • “Skeletal Muscle Function Is Dependent Upon BRCA1 to Maintain Genomic Stability”
    • Loss of Breast Cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) function leads to reductions in skeletal muscle specific force, altered mitochondrial energetics and accumulation of mitochondria DNA damage.
  • “Bioenergetic Mechanisms Linking V̇O2 Kinetics and Exercise Tolerance”
    • V̇O2 kinetics determine exercise tolerance by mediating the power output at which muscle metabolite accumulation exceeds a “critical threshold.”
  • “The Importance of Muscle Capillarization for Optimizing Satellite Cell Plasticity”
    • The authors provide an update on recent research investigating the relationship between muscle capillarization and satellite cell function during aging and in response to exercise.

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Roger M. Enoka, Ph.D.
ESSR Editor-in-Chief​​

Stepping Back to Minimal Footwear: Applications Across the Lifespan

Davis, Irene S.; Hollander, Karsten; Lieberman, Daniel E.; More

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 49(4):228-243, October 2021.

Enhancing Adaptations to Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Training Interventions

Blazevich, Anthony J.; Collins, David F.; Millet, Guillaume Y.; More

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 49(4):244-252, October 2021.