Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

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October 2023 - Volume 51 - Issue 4

  • Sandra K. Hunter, PhD, FACSM
  • 0091-6331
  • 1538-3008
  • 4 issues / year
  • 9/81 in Physiology; 8/87 in Sports Science
  • 5.7

​The October issue of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews features three Perspectives for Progress as well as articles.

Perspectives for Progress

  • Plyometric Exercises: Optimizing the Transfer of Training Gains to Sport Performance by Jacques Duchateau and Ioannis G. Amiridis.
    • This perspective for progress article examines the most appropriate plyometric exercises and training modalities to optimize the transfer of training adaptations to sport performance.
  • Biomechanical Tradeoffs in Foot Function from Variations in Shoe Design by Ali Yawar and Daniel E. Lieberman
    • An evolutionary perspective on running shoe and foot biomechanics reveals tradeoffs in force production and transmission that may affect performance and vulnerability to injury.
  • Affective Response During Real-world Physical Activity as an Intervention Mediator by Genevieve F. Dunton, Rachel Crosley-Lyons, and Ryan E. Rhodes
    • Enhancing affective during physical activity is a promising mediating mechanism for real-time and real-world interventions to promote physical activity behavior change and maintenance.


  • Energizing Mitochondria to Prevent Mobility Loss in Aging: Rationale and Hypotheses by Qu Tian, Philip R. Lee, Keenan A. Walker, and Luigi Ferrucci
    • ​Mitochondria energetics and mobility.
  • Exercise As a Therapy to Maintain Telomere Function and Prevent Cellular Senescence by Jeongjin J. Kim, Alexander Ahn, Jeffrey Ying, Evan Hickman, and Andrew T. Ludlow
    • ​Exercise increases telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) expression and telomerase activity, thereby promoting telomere maintenance and preventing cellular senescence and aging phenotypes.
  • Exercise Mediates Myokine Release and Tumor Suppression in Prostate Cancer Independent of Androgen Signaling by Jin-Soo Kim, Dennis R. Taaffe, Daniel A. Galvão, Fred Saad, and Robert U. Newton
    • Exercise alters circulatory myokine levels and elicits tumor-suppressive effects in patients with prostate cancer undertaking androgen suppression therapy.
  • Physical Activity to Prevent the Age-Related Decline of Endogenous Pain Modulation by Kelly M. Naugle, Keith E. Naugle, Monica Teegardin, Anthony S. Kaleth
    • Different types of physical activity behavior may be differentially linked with endogenous pain inhibitory and facilitatory processes in older adults.

ESSR is a quarterly publication that features forward-thinking content written by invited authors either to provide the rationale for a novel hypothesis (Brief Reviews) or to summarize work on a contemporary issue and identify the key gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed to move the field forward (Perspectives for Progress). More details on the requirements for each type of article can be found at https://edmgr.ovid.com/essr/accounts/ifauth.htm. ACSM professional members receive a subscription to this journal as a member benefit .

As always, ideas and insights are welcome and can be shared by emailing us at [email protected]More details on the requirements for each type of article can be found at https://edmgr.ovid.com/essr/accounts/ifauth.htm. ACSM professional members receive a subscription to this journal as a member benefit​.

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Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM
ESSR Editor-in-Chief​​