Special Issue "Exercise Testing: The Past, Present and Future"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: exercise testing; exercise physiology; ergometer; calorimetry; anaerobic power; cardiorespiratory fitness
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Exercise testing is the cornerstone of developing effective individualized exercise programs for athletes, non-athletes and patients, and consequently, it has many applications in both sports and the clinical setting and public health. Exercise tests—such as the 20 m shuttle run test—have been developed over the last few decades and used widely all over the world. Using these ‘old’ tests provides an advantage of a very large database allowing comparisons by sex, age, and sport. On the other hand, the advancement of scientific knowledge and technology has facilitated the recent development of ‘new’ tests, which have improved validity and reliability compared to the ‘old’ tests. Unfortunately, we still lack large databases to evaluate those new tests’ results. Therefore, the aim of the present Special Issue is to attract studies providing cutting-edge information on the following topics: large normative data on 'new' exercise tests; comparison of ‘new’ and ‘old’ exercise tests; comparison of low-cost field tests with expensive laboratory tests; comparison of submaximal with maximal exercise tests; and ability of an exercise test to discriminate athletes by performance level and non-athletes or patients by health status. All studies should address aspects such as validity, reliability, and responsiveness. All studies should focus on the practical applications of their findings for sport and health practitioners.
Dr. Pantelis T. Nikolaidis
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- anaerobic capacity
- maximal oxygen uptake
- physical fitness assessment