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The Perception and Progression of the Female Athlete

June 1, 2017

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Female athletes in the United States have made great progress in sports since Title IX was enacted in 1972. Despite the progress they have made, female athletes have yet to gain full recognition for their athleticism and their achievements. The purpose of this article is to break down the stigma female athletes have received over the years and shine light on the differences that make female athletes a reward to train.

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The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete

November 6, 2018

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Growth and maturation are two important processes that occur throughout an individual’s childhood and adolescent years. The purpose of this article is to review the dimensions, proportions, stature, body mass, and maturational events of all female pediatric athletes in general. It also serves to identify how early sport specialization and different modes of training of the female pediatric athlete affects her growth and maturation.

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Special Considerations for Training the Female Athlete

January 31, 2017

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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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Year-Round Strength Training for Collegiate Female Cross Country Runners— Sample Program

January 22, 2019

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Strength training is an often neglected aspect of training for distance athletes. This article gives an overview of the importance of strength training for collegiate female distance runners by providing a sample of an annual training program and considerations to increase performance and avoid injury.

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An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 22, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

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An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 29, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

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Basic Nutritional Recommendations for the Female Athlete Looking to Lose Body Fat

May 1, 2017

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Women are at greater risk for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating than men with the goal of achieving top sport performance and physical condition. It is important to provide proper referrals for female athletes requiring nutritional guidance to improve their body composition or with a need to lose weight.

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How to Minimize the Risks Associated with Intensive and Specialized Sports Training in Adolescent Females

October 15, 2018

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Early sport specialization is often characterized by intensive training and is becoming increasingly common. Adolescent female athletes who train excessively and adopt poor diets are at risk of the female athlete triad, overuse injury, mental health issues, and overtraining.

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The Myth of the Grind - How to Get into Baseball and What to Expect When You Get There

May 1, 2015

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In this first of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—provides an overview of her journey and how she got into professional baseball. This video starts with her recruitment by the University of New Mexico and includes her journeys to the Dominican Republic.

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Fueling with a Purpose—Prevention and Treatment of Relative Eating Disorder in Male and Female Athletes

July 1, 2014

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As the prevalence of disordered eating in sport continues to increase, sports dietitians and all medical personnel must learn to identify it properly and follow evidence-based practice, including sound judgment, when treating athletes with these issues.

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