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The German Journal of Sports Medicine is directed to translational science and clinical practice of Sports Medicine and its adjacent fields, which investigate the influence of physical activity, exercise, training and sports, as well as a lack of exercise affecting healthy people and patients of all age-groups. It addresses implications for prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and physical training as well as the entire Sports Medicine and research in sports science, physiology and biomechanics.

The Journal is the leading and most widely read German journal in the field of Sports Medicine. Readers are physicians, physiologists and sports scientists as well as physiotherapists, coaches, sport managers, and athletes. The journal offers to the scientific community online open access to its scientific content and online communication platform.

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Heft 1/2016 | Issue 1/2016

Nutrition & Sports
Ernährung & Sport

  • Freedom Requires to Take Responsibility – Considerations about Liberalism and Sports
  • Recent Nutritional Guidelines for Endurance Athletes
  • Dietary Supplement Use in Young Elite Athletes and School Children Aged 11 to 13 Years: A Cross-Sectional Study Design
  • The African / Afro-Caribbean Athlete’s Heart
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Heft 2/2016 | Issue 2/2016

Performance & Sports
Training & Sport

  • Exercise Physiology – Integrative & Experimental
  • MicroRNAs and Exercise
  • Sleep in Sports: A Short Summary of Alterations in Sleep/Wake Patterns and the Effects of Sleep Loss and Jet-Lag
  • The Functional Movement Screen for Injury Prediction in Male Amateur Football
  • Measuring Physical Activity with Wearable Accelerometers
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Heft 3/2016 | Issue 3/2016

Health & Physical Activity
Gesundheit & Bewegung

  • Health Systems and Sports Organisations in the Same Boat in the Fight Against the Dangerous Time Bomb Lack of Exercise
  • Prevalence, Current Trends and Regional Differences of Physical Activity Counselling in Germany
  • Influence of Proteins on Muscular Regeneration Following Exercise
  • The Global Observatory for Physical Activity Presents a Portrait of Physical Activity Worldwide
  • The IOC Consensus Statement: Beyond the Female Athlete Triad – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S)
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Heft 4/2016 | Issue 4/2016

Obesity & Physical Activity
Adipositas & Bewegung

  • Prevention – a Common Challenge
  • Exercise and the Adipose Organ
  • Challenges of Physical Activity Counseling in Primary Health Care
  • „Low Carb“ Nutrition in Sports: A Short Overview on Current Findings and Potential Risks
  • Intensive Sports Therapy after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
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Heft 5/2016 | Issue 5/2016

Sports Orthopedics

  • The Development of Experimental Sports Orthopedics
  • Athlete‘s Shoulder: 5 Keys for Successful Treatment
  • Clinical Examination of Foot and Ankle Joint
  • An Empirical Study on the Effects of Yoga on Spine Mobility
  • Burnout in Sport Coaches: A Review of Correlates, Measurement and Intervention
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Heft 6/2016 | Issue 7-8/2016

Sports Sciences

  • The Epidemiology of Physical Activity – What Research Gaps Must Still Be Closed?
  • Wearables and Apps–Modern Diagnostic Frameworks for Health Promotion through Sport
  • Social Determinants of Swimming Ability among Children and Adolescents in Germany. Results of KiGGS Wave 1
  • Playing Positions and Class Specificity of Anthropometrical and Physiological Factors in Male Handball Players
  • Expression of Metabolic and Myogenic Factors during two Competitive Seasons in Elite Junior Cyclists
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Heft 7-8/2016 | Issue 7-8/2016

47th Congress of German Sports Medicine in Frankfurt/Main
47. Deutscher Sportärztekongress in Frankfurt am Main

Congress Presidents:
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Halle & Dr. med. Christa Bongarth

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Heft 9/2016 | Issue 9/2016

Sports Orthopedics

  • The Olympic Games as a Model – Oriented Medically to Interdisciplanary Cooperation and Prevention Strategies for the Long Term
  • Supplementation and Performance in Spinal Cord Injured Elite Athletes: a Systematic Review
  • Overload Reactions of the Upper Extremities in Motocross
  • Whole-Body Electromyostimulation – The Need for Common Sense! Rationale and Guideline for a Safe and Effective Training
  • Letter to the Editor „Prevention and Autonomy – Thoughts about the New Prevention Act“
  • Letter to the Editor „Prevention is no Illusion!“
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Heft 10/2016 | Issue 10/2016

Sports Cardiology

  • Competitive Sports with Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Guideline-Based Training in Chronic Heart Failure in Rehabilitation Phase III – Discrepancy between Evidence and Practice
  • Sports Eligibility after ICD Implantation
  • Competitive Sports and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Dropout and Compliance of Cardiac Patients in Rehabilitation Exercise Groups – a Review of Relevant Studies
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Heft 11/2016 | Issue 11/2016


  • Why is Anti-Doping (still) Ineffective?
  • Could Nickel Become a Novel Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Compound for Cheating Athletes?
  • Features of Blood Doping
  • Doping Cases among Elite Athletes from 2000 to 2013
  • Injury Patterns Caused by Horse Riding Accidents
  • Exercise Therapy for Hip and Knee Osteoarthristis
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Heft 12/2016 | Issue 12/2016

Sports Medicine in Change
Sportmedizin im Wandel

  • Wearables – Importance of the New Technology in Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine and Musicians’ Medicine – Comparative Perspectives and Transfer-Benefits
  • Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Control and Cortical Processing in Athletes
  • Workplace Health Promotion for People with Mental Disabilities
  • Influence of Local Fatigue of the Plantar Flexors and Dorsiflexors on Plantar Pressure during Running at Three Running Speeds
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