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Respiratory health in athletes: facing the COVID-19 challenge
James H Hull; Mike Loosemore; Martin Schwellnus
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
Published:April 08, 2020; DOI:

Impact of potential physiological changes due to COVID-19 home confinement on athlete health protection in elite sports: a call for awareness in sports programming.
Sarto, F., Impellizzeri, F. M., Spörri, J., Porcelli, S., Olmo, J., Requena, B., … Franchi, M. V. (2020).
SportRxiv Preprints; Submitted: April 18, 2020

Sport psychology services to high performance athletes during COVID-19.
Robert Schinke, Athanasios Papaioannou, Kristoffer Henriksen, Gangyan Si, Liwei Zhang & Peter Haberl (
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Published online: 22 Apr 2020; DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2020.1754616

Reduced training / loosing adaptation articles

Exercise dosing to retain resistance training adaptations in young and older adults.
Bickel CS, Cross JM, Bamman MM.
Med Sci Sports Exerc.
2011 Jul;43(7):1177-87. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318207c15d

The Minimum Effective Training Dose Required to Increase 1RM Strength in Resistance-Trained Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Androulakis-Korakakis P, Fisher JP, Steele J.
Sports Med.
2020 Apr;50(4):751-765. doi: 10.1007/s40279-019-01236-0

Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- vs. High-Load Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Schoenfeld BJ, Grgic J, Ogborn D, Krieger JW.
J Strength Cond Res.
2017 Dec;31(12):3508-3523. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002200

The acute and chronic effects of „NO LOAD” resistance training.
Counts BR, Buckner SL, Dankel SJ, Jessee MB, Mattocks KT, Mouser JG, Laurentino GC, Loenneke JP.
Physiol Behav.
2016 Oct 1;164(Pt A):345-52. Epub 2016 Jun 18. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.06.024

Bench press and push-up at comparable levels of muscle activity results in similar strength gains.
Calatayud J, Borreani S, Colado JC, Martin F, Tella V, Andersen LL.
J Strength Cond Res.
2015 Jan;29(1):246-53. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000589

Effect of Progressive Calisthenic Push-up Training on Muscle Strength and Thickness.
Kotarsky CJ, Christensen BK, Miller JS, Hackney KJ.
J Strength Cond Res.
2018 Mar;32(3):651-659. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002345

Effects of Mental Imagery on Muscular Strength in Healthy and Patient Participants: A Systematic Review.
Slimani M, Tod D, Chaabene H, Miarka B, Chamari K.
J Sports Sci Med.
2016 Aug 5;15(3):434-450. eCollection 2016 Sep.