About the Journal

Research Directs in Strength and Performance (ISSN: 2768 - 5187) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal encourages authors to submit basic and applied research in strength and conditioning and all aspects of sports performance.

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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

The Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) is an official partner of Research Directs in Strength and Performance.  

Research Directs in Strength and Performance is an open access, double peer-reviewed, internationally published journal, indexed on Google Scholar to track citations, h-index and i10-index for impact. The journal is a Crossref member for digital object identifier (DOI) number assignment and citation tracking.

Research Directs: Publishes manuscripts as they are accepted. Published works are dated by year, volume (issue): manuscript number and DOI number.  Example: 2022, Volume 2 (Issue 1): 3, DOI#.

Publication Timeline: From submission to publication, manuscripts in RDSP take on averge less than 35 days. Timelines may vary based on reviewer promptness and the time needed for authors to address revisions. 


Minutes Played Should be Used for the Calculation of Session Rating of Perceived Exertion During Matches in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer

Silvio Polly da Costa Valladao, Jeremy Loenneke, Xin Ye, Corbit Franks, Thomas Andre
Abstract 87 | PDF Downloads 30

Considerations for the Utilization of Questionnaires in Collegiate Team Environments

Greg Adamson, Clare Quebedeaux, Tyler Carpenter, Stuart Roche, Travis Kleifgen, Alex Curtis, Makennah J. Mills
Abstract 255 | PDF Downloads 67

Fixture Congestion has Minimal Impact on External Workloads in Collegiate Soccer Players

Gary Long, Kelly Freeland, Johnathan Hayes
Abstract 92 | PDF Downloads 50

The Effects of Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate on Body Composition in Trained MMA Fighters

Jose Rojas, Tobin Silver, Jose Antonio, Corey Peacock
Abstract 232 | PDF Downloads 147

Inter-Set Voluntary Hyperventilation-Aided Recovery Does Not Improve Performance of Bench Press and Squat in Recreationally Trained Individuals

Jeff Buxton, Philip Prins, Edward Ryan, Dalton Jones, Isaac Thrasher, Madison Faulkner, Elaine Robertson, Gary Welton, Dana Ault
Abstract 352 | PDF Downloads 197

Utilizing the Maximum Workload Range for Practice Periodization

Gabriel J. Sanders, Corey A. Peacock
Abstract 165 | PDF Downloads 86
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Scientific Impact

The aim of Research Directs in Strength and Performance is to publish, direct and concise research in strength and conditioning to advance scientific discovery in human performance. While not required, the journal encourages authors to submit "Direct Original Research," which is a compact version of an original research manuscript. Learn more about Direct Original Research

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