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Upper Body Compression Wear (Gaming Arm Sleeve) Improves Muscle Oxygenation Following Intense Video Game Training: a Randomized Cross-Over Study Among Competitive Gamers

The article titled “The Impact of Compression Clothing (gaming arm sleeve) on Performance and Recovery in Esports Athletes” by DiFrancisco-Donoghue et al., published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2023, investigates the effects of compression clothing on performance and recovery in esports athletes, particularly those engaged in high-intensity video gaming. Here’s a summary

Esports Nutrition, lifestyle, and cognitive performance in esport athletes
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Esports Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Cognitive Performance

In the world of esports, where cognitive performance is crucial, esports nutrition plays a vital role in supporting optimal performance. The article “Nutrition, lifestyle, and cognitive performance in esport athletes” explores the impact of esports nutrition on cognitive function, providing valuable insights for healthcare providers working in esports. This summary focuses on key findings and clinical takeaways specific to esports medicine.

Journal Club: Expertise-Dependent Perceptual Performance Chess Tasks with Varying Complexity

In this month’s journal club, Çağla Melep reviews research on priming and the impact of expertise in chess players, followed by a discussion of its applicability in esports.

Esports Sleep Characteristics and Mood of Professional Esports Athletes: A Multi-National Study

Medical resident Arjun “Llod” Malhotra breaks down some esports-specific research as conducted by Australian and South Korean teams. For an added bonus, check out the recent journal club presentations from Arnaud van Marcke and Cagla Melep to apply practical, actionable interventions for your players! Watch here:

Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations
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Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations

Çağla Melep, physiotherapist, reviews the most up-to-date sleep and performance recommendations for athletes and discusses how they can be applied to esports competitors as well in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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Qualitative and Quantitative Sleep Assessment As a Health Practitioner

Want to learn about how to address sleep in esports competitors? Arnaud van Marke, physiotherapist, breaks down the newest research on qualitative and quantitative sleep assessment within appropriate scope of practice in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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Video Game Practice Optimizes Executive Control Skills in Esports Performance

Executive function is a critical component of esports performance and gaming competency. It is well established that executive function can be improved through selective training. The esports community has various opinions on whether genetics vs practice plays a large role in the development of esports skills. This paper suggests that practice is important for skill

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ESPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Esports and Traditional Sports Players: An Exploration of Psychosocial Profile

In addition to physical health and performance, esports psychology and mental performance skills are prominent areas of focus in esports medicine research. With many of its online players putting in hours each week to enhance their cognitive and physical skills, competitive esports has grown to be comparable to sporting entities. Singh and colleagues (2022)  investigated

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Physical Exercise and Esports Performance: An Initial Systematic Review

This systematic review focuses on the impact of physical activity and exercise on esports performance. It highlights concerns about the sedentary nature of esports and the need for research and health promotion strategies in this field. The review emphasizes the benefits of exercise on cognitive function and mental well-being, which are important for esports performance.

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