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The Promises and Perils of Academic Life: Perspectives of Women in Science

May 27, 2013


This article provides guidance for women on the steps involved in an academic career, including earning graduate and terminal degrees and obtaining tenure and promotions at universities.

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TSAC Report – October 2020 Research Column

May 14, 2021

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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

May 1, 2017


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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Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy

April 24, 2020


This excerpt briefly explains the benefits of exercise while pregnant.

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Resistance Training Adaptations: Skeletal Changes

June 1, 2017


Bone tissue is “alive” and is a dynamic tissue that can respond to resistance training. In addition to the obvious effects of resistance training on muscle mass and strength, resistance training may lead to decreased risk for osteoporosis, fractures, and falls in later life.

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SCJ 43.6 Considerations for the Pregnant Endurance Athlete

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It is well known that moderate exercise during pregnancy benefits maternal and fetal well-being. The benefits of more vigorous exercise for pregnant women are less clear. The boundaries of safe exercise during pregnancy remain a matter for continued research, which is important to the growing number of female athletes who plan on becoming pregnant. The purpose of this article is to discuss the existing research related to the physiological concerns of the pregnant endurance athlete specifically. Because endurance training includes prolonged and repetitive exercise bouts at varying intensities, topics will include the effect of high-intensity exercise on uterine blood flow and thermoregulation, metabolic, and musculoskeletal changes in pregnancy.

Tactical Fitness Research, 2019

February 22, 2020

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This article briefly explores some current research that has important implications for improving the readiness and lethality of military personnel.

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Effects and Implementation of Exercise during Pregnancy

April 16, 2021

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This article will briefly discuss physiological and psychological adaptations, as well as review general guidelines for beginning aerobic and resistance training exercise during pregnancy.

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Hydration and Electrolyte Considerations for Tactical Athletes

February 1, 2016

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It is important for tactical athletes to be aware of their fluid intake and hydration status when training for or performing job duties. This article explains several ways this can be accomplished.

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