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BASES Expert Statements

BASES Expert Statements provide concise, evidence-based guidance on a range of topics which have been identified as of interest to sport and exercise scientists. Expert Statements provide a clear, objective summary of existing evidence and the conclusions that can be drawn.

BASES provides open access to all BASES Expert Statements published in the last 3 years on its main website. The full archive can be found in the Members' Area (BASES members only).

If you are interested in authoring an Expert Statement, BASES offers grants to cover development costs - more information about how to apply can be found here.

Click the title links below to download an Expert Statement in PDF format. Expert Statements are displayed in chronological order based on publication date, starting with the most recently published.

The BASES Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Exercise during COVID-19 'Lockdowns' and 'Restrictions'

Published: April 2020

shutterstock_1289864596Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Andy Smith FBASES, Professor Stuart Biddle FBASES and Professor Stephen Bird FBASES. 

Click here to download the PDF.

The BASES Expert Statement on the Role of High-intensity Interval Exercise for Health and Fitness Promotion in Young People

Published: April 2020

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Kathryn Weston, Prof Alan Barker, Dr Bert Bond, Sarah Costigan, Dr Charlotte Ingul and Prof Craig Williams FBASES.

Click here to download the PDF. 

The BASES Expert Statement on the use of music for movement among people with Parkinson's

Published: Spring 2020
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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Costas Karageorghis FBASES, Dr Dawn Rose, Dr Lucy E. Annett, Dr Judith Bek, Dr Lindsay Bottoms, Dr Peter J. Lovatt, Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Dr Benjamin G. Schultz, Dr Caroline P. Whyatt, Dr William R. Young and Prof Yvonne N. Delevoye-Turrell

Click here to download the PDF.   

The BASES Expert Statement on Extracellular Buffering Agents

Published: Spring 2020

8257_bas_tses___winter_2019_final_cover_72dpi__online_ Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Costas Karageorghis FBASES, Dr Dawn Rose, Dr Lucy E. Annett, Dr Judith Bek, Dr Lindsay Bottoms, Dr Peter J. Lovatt, Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Dr Benjamin G. Schultz, Dr Caroline P. Whyatt, Dr William R. Young and Prof Yvonne N. Delevoye-Turrell

Click here to download the PDF.   

The BASES Expert Statement on Burnout in Sport

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Lars McNaughton FBASES, Dr Sanjoy Deb, Dr Lewis Gough, Dr Matt Higgins, Dr Mike Price FBASES, Prof Craig Sale and Dr Andy Sparks. 

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The BASES Expert Statement on Reflective Practice: the Key to Experimental Learning

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Daniel Madigan, Dr Henrik Gustafsson, Prof Alan Smith, Prof Thomas Raedeke and Prof Andrew Hill.

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The BASES Expert Statement on Mental Health Literacy in Elite Sport

8009_bas_tses___magazine_summer_2019_online_version_coverPublished: May 2019
Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Emma Huntley, Prof Brendan Cropley FBASES, Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES and Dr Andy Miles FBASES.

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The BASES Expert Statement on The Role of Breakfast-Physical Activity Interactions for Energy Balance and Metabolic Health

7879_bas__spring_2019_online_cover_smallPublished: March 2019
Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Paul Gorczynski, Dr Kass Gibson, Prof Richard Thelwell FBASES, Dr Anthony Papathomas, Prof Chris Harwood FBASES and Dr Florence Kinnafick.

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The BASES Expert Statement on Exercise Training for People with Intermittent Claudication due to Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Published: December 2018

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Javier Gonzalez, Prof Emma Stevenson, Dr Lewis James, Dr James Betts and Dr David Clayton.

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The BASES Expert Statement on the Process and Outcomes of Developing Exercise Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 2018tsesonlinecoversmallautumn2018

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Garry Tew, Dr Amy Harwood, Prof Lee Ingle, Prof Ian Chetter and Prof Patrick Doherty.

Click here to download the PDF (this includes the supplementary table not available in the printed version appearing in TSES).

The BASES Expert Statement on Inadvertant Doping in Sport

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Vicky L Goosey-Tolfrey FBASES, Dr Jan W van der Scheer, Dr Kristen Clements, Prof Jan Lexell and Prof Kathleen A Martin Ginis.

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The BASES Expert Statement on Interventions for Improving Performance in the Heat

winter_2017_cover_smallPublished: October 2017

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES, Dr Ian Broadley, Dr Neil Chester, Dr Kevin Currell FBASES, Amanda Hudson, Kate Mills and Mike Stow.

Click here to download the PDF.

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