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Strength and Conditioning for Female Athletes

By Keith Barker , Debby Sargent

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ISBN: 9781785004094
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 30/07/2018
PAGES: 256
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 61 colour and black & white diagrams

Women’s sport in general has gained an increasingly higher profile and level of respect in recent years, and it is becoming acknowledged that a female athlete’s training programmes will differ in several respects from that of their male counterparts. Despite this, there is a dearth of research evidence available to coaches and athletes to guide the planning and programming process, with limited comparisons of training adaptations between the genders and in particular, a lack of investigation into elite female performers. Strength and Conditioning for Female Athletes contains insights from experts in this specialised area. The text outlines specifically what is and isn’t known regarding female athlete development, and exposes gaps that currently exist in the academic literature.

Topics covered include:

  • Needs analysis
  • Programme design for the basic biomotor abilities
  • Speed and agility
  • Long-term athlete development
  • The menstrual cycle
  • Gender-specific injuries
  • The coaching process

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