Editor-in-Chief James W. Navalta, PhD, FACSM, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Executive Editors T. Scott Lyons, PhD, FACSM, University of North Alabama
Whitley J. Stone, PhD, Western Kentucky University

Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology is dedicated to relaying information to the research practitioner in an open access format.

The journal publishes original research in two main practical areas: 1) the "Process of Science" (aspects surrounding scientific discovery and practice, which could include findings from investigations, novel scientific applications, or experience gained through completing research), and 2) "Implementation Strategies" (processes by which aspects can be applied to the performance or practice of exercise, including pre-exercise routines, novel training applications, or methods for improving performance). The journal accepts original research submissions in the following categories 1) Expedited Articles, 2) Review Articles, and 3) Case Studies.

The journal also publishes “Topics Briefs” which distills evidence-based information into a content format more easily implemented than the typical publication written for an academic audience. The aim of the TESK offering is to provide clear, digestible, and practical information for specific populations in the area of exercise science and kinesiology. If you have questions about where your work fits, please contact the editors.

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Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2023)

Invited Editorial


Guidelines for “Topics Brief” Submissions
James W. Navalta, Robert Salatto, Donald L. Hoover, and Andrea Stevenson

Original Research


The Effects of Acute Rauwolscine (α-Yohimbine) Ingestion on Repeated Wingate Sprint Performance in Healthy Males
Megan E. Barnes, Tyler Williams, Camryn R. Cowan, Brenden A. Torres, W. Tanner Clark, Rebecca R. Rogers, Luke R. Harms, and Christopher G. Ballmann


Muscular Strength Predicts Phase Angle in Breast Cancer Survivors
Trevor Short, Cheri Teranishi-Hashimoto, and Paulette Yamada


Comparison of Vascular Dopplers in Measuring Limb Occlusion Pressure for Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Kiara Barrett, Logan Page, Marcin Szczyglowski, Tyler Martin, and J. Grant Mouser


Strength Training: An Inquiry of Females Perceptions
Laura A. Richardson, Victoria R. Kanel, Alexandria L. Rellinger, Susan E. Ramlo, and Carrie L. Fister


Effects of a Mobile Fueling Station on Performance in Division III Soccer Players
Victoria F. Maybruck, Emily Wargo, Alexander Krupka, and Carrie E. Ellis


Understanding Physical Activity Preferences and Motives in U.S. Adults
Christopher R. Hill, Malasher Johnson, Victoria Mazaras, and Stephen Samendinger

Topics Briefs


Adding Context to Monitoring Neuromuscular Status in High-Performance Sport
Trevor Short, Trevor Sackmann, and Paulette Yamada

Process of Science


An Exploratory Survey of Self-Reported Joint Pain Among College Students
Stephen B. Podsen, Sabrina R. Fordham, Andrew J. Jakiel, and G Ryan Hipp


Influence of the step number of the approach run on the jumping kinematics in volleyball spike jumps
Saburo Nishimura, Yoshinori Kinomura, Yuji Oshima, Haruhi Kataoka, Shuhei Iida, and Shohei Yokozawa

Implementation Strategies

Expedited Article

Case Study