Special Considerations for Training the Female Athlete
  • Special Considerations for Training the Female Athlete
    In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, Tara De Leon presents common issues that female athletes face and provides solutions for how to optimize training in females. CEUs available.
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    About the Author:

    Tara De Leon, MS, CSCS, USAW, FMS

    After completing an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Tara De Leon got a Master’s degree in Human Movement: Sports Conditioning from A.T. Still University. De Leon was a volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach for the United States Navy, and later went on to work as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Loyola University Maryland. She is currently a strength and conditioning coach at Athletic Performance Inc., and is in her 11th year at Anne Arundel Community College as a professor of health, fitness, and exercise studies. De Leon has her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Level 1 Performance Coach through United States of America Weightlifting (USAW), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Functional Movement Screen through Functional Movement Systems (FMS), as well as 10 other fitness certifications.

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      great talk....one of your survey questions asked about why the female athlete is prone to injuries..perhaps you can add E)lacking post workout nutrition. I think this applies to most training clients, not just women...lastly, I wish for the day wemore» don't have to chuckle when we reference the mentstrual cyce...just like I do not to chuckle when I speak to a 50+ male about Erectile dysfunction..«less

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