There are two major changes coming up in 2017 with the International Journal of Exercise Science. First, we are going from publishing quarterly to publishing bi-monthly. That will result in six issues per year rather than four. Also, we are going to start publishing papers as they are accepted rather than waiting to publish an issue "all at once." This will be great for our authors as their research will be in print sooner.

These are exciting changes, and they are due to the outstanding support of this journal from students and professionals worldwide. The Editors greatly appreciate your continued support of the International Journal of Exercise Science.

The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. In accordance with this aim, on manuscript submissions it is mandatory that at least one author be a student that has played a prominent role in the overall study (see About IJES).

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Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1 (2016)

Invited Editorial

Original Research


The Effect of Military Load Carriage on Postural Sway, Forward Trunk Lean, and Pelvic Girdle Motion
Eileen M. Strube, Andrea Sumner, Roger O. Kollock Jr, Kenneth E. Games, Marie A. Lackamp, Masahiro Mizutani, and JoEllen M. Sefton


The Relationship between Sports Specialization and Mental Toughness
Courtney Buhrow, Jacob Digmann, and Jennifer J. Waldron


Assessing Energy Level as a Marker of Aerobic Exercise Readiness: A Pilot Investigation
Kelley Strohacker, William R. Boyer, Kayla N. Smitherman, Emily Cornelius, and Daniel Fazzino


Validity of the Bottle Buoyancy Model for Body Fat Determination
Cherie Pettitt, Kalvin Danzl, Lauren M. Glorvigen, Cody J. Strom, Thomas A. Inkrott, and Robert W. Pettitt


The effects of a 10-day altitude training camp at 1828 meters on varsity cross-country runners
Sebastian R. Diebel, Ian Newhouse, David S. Thompson, and Vineet BK Johnson


Meeting USDHHS Physical Activity Guidelines and Health Outcomes
E. Earlynn Lauer, Allen W. Jackson, Scott B. Martin, and James R. Morrow Jr.


Effects of Simulated Altitude on Maximal Oxygen Uptake and Inspiratory Fitness
Nicole Biggs, Benjamin England, Nicole Turcotte, Melissa R. Cook, and Alyne L. Williams


The Effect Of High Intensity Interval Run Training On Cross Sectional Area Of The Vastus Lateralis In Untrained College Students
Rebekah Estes, David Thrush, Amy Malinowski, Meredith Piacentini, Eric Salley, Cassidy Losey, and Erik Hayes


Eccentric Resistance Training in Adults with and without Spinal Cord Injuries
Whitley J. Stone, Sandra L. Stevens, Dana K. Fuller, and Jennifer L. Caputo


T. Scott Lyons, PhD, FACSM
Western Kentucky University
James W. Navalta, PhD, FACSM
University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Brian K. McFarlin, PhD, FACSM
University of North Texas

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Whitley Stone, PhD Student
Middle Tennessee State University
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