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Geraldine Naughton, David Greene, Daniel Courteix and Adam Baxter-Jones

exposure to martial arts training ( 7 ). Results vary; perhaps reigniting the debates on the importance of impact, exposure, and frequency of stimuli in discriminating among adaptive, transient, and optimal responses of bone in young populations. In this special issue of Pediatric Exercise Science , bone

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Jose Morales, Carla Ubasart, Mónica Solana-Tramunt, Israel Villarrasa-Sapiña, Luis-Millán González, David Fukuda and Emerson Franchini

balance, and success in both grappling and striking combat sports rely on superior RT. In fact, there is evidence that the interval between the official weigh-in and the beginning of competition is not long enough to guarantee full recovery, as 39% of mixed martial arts athletes still exhibit serious

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Janelle Joseph

with power and privilege for hegemonic men over men demonstrating alternative masculinities and women. Yet, even in those sports hailed as the final frontier, for example mixed martial arts or American football, fissures in hegemonic sporting masculinity are readily apparent. Popular discourses

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Kadhiresan R. Murugappan, Michael N. Cocchi, Somnath Bose, Sara E. Neves, Charles H. Cook, Todd Sarge, Shahzad Shaefi and Akiva Leibowitz

Rapid weight loss or “weight cutting” has become commonplace among athletes competing in wrestling, boxing, and martial arts. Mixed martial artists, like other combat sport athletes, are required to adhere to strict weight classifications designed to promote fair play among competitors. Intent

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Thomas J. Templin, Jason R. Carter and Kim C. Graber

. References Boyer , E. ( 1987 ). College: The undergraduate experience in America . New York, NY : Harper & Row . Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education . ( 2017 ). The future of undergraduate education: The future of America . Cambridge, MA : American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Pirkko Markula

potentially harmful as it limits the meaning of sport and Elcombe advocated art as a new, positive metaphor. Even if not directly equaled to art, sport is metaphorically art—it does art’s job—and thus, can contribute “to more deeply meaningful, fully human experience” (p. 212). When individual, everyday

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Oliver R. Barley, Dale W. Chapman, Georgios Mavropalias and Chris R. Abbiss

first 5 and the last 5 repetitions. This test protocol has previously been reported as reliable (intraclass correlation coefficient > .95, coefficient of variation < 4.0%, typical error < 0.45) in athletes with a mixed martial arts background. 7 Data Analysis Data were assessed for normality and

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Donna L. Goodwin and Janice Causgrove Dunn

upon the research traditions of the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and the natural sciences to guide research and practice ( Bouffard, 2014 ; Hutzler & Sherrill, 2007 ; Kagan, 2009 ; Reid & Stanish, 2003 ). Multidisciplinary inquiry involves disciplinary specialists working on a single

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Emily M. Newell

men’s sports. These chapters also expand beyond traditional sports and provide examples of emerging and niche sports like mixed martial arts, in terms of both fan following and media coverage. A third grouping of chapters focuses on interpersonal and organizational communication throughout each level

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Alice M. Buchanan, Benjamin Miedema and Georgia C. Frey

. Examples of specific questions are What was her physical education experience like? Was there adapted PE in his school? What does she like to do in her leisure time? PA was not explicitly defined unless the participant asked, and responses such as martial arts, walking, swimming, and treadmill walking all