Using Science to Develop Stronger FEMALE Athletes.
Sport specialization vs multi-sport athletes is a hot topic when considering athlete development. When considering female athletes it is even hotter. And for good reason….
With knee injuries in female athletes occurring upwards of 2 to 5x the rate compared to male athletes in some sports, the relationship between sport specialization, sports success, and sports injuries is a conversation we NEED to have.
Although the topic is hot, the answer to the question: “should females athletes play multiple sports or specialize early?” is not so cut and dry...
Summer is here! That means vacations, eating out, and lots of ice cream. When you fall off your normal eating habits, many female athletes may consider a detox diet or a juice cleanse to help eliminate those vacation “toxins” and lose a couple LBs.
But what is the actual science behind this? Are detox diets & juice cleanses a good idea for female athletes?
Female overhead athletes are more likely to suffer a nagging shoulder pain or more severe injury at some point in her career. Find out how to differentiate between “HURT” and “INJURED” and what athletes can do to reduce their chance of future shoulder injuries….
Mental toughness seems to be a buzz word among sport coaches with methods ranging from extra running and ‘team bonding activities to limited water breaks and getting sick after a bout of hard sprints.
Find out which methods are causing more harm than good and what parents, coaches, & fellow athletes can do instead to help maintain a positive & motivational atmosphere that is crucial for female athletic development.