Female athletes everywhere know their period will affect how they feel, and how they feel will affect how they perform. Although skipping a few periods or missing a period all together could seem attractive for a female who feels like crap on her period, a missing period or dysfunctional cycle is a HUGE warning sign that cannot be ignored.
This article helps explain the science behind the importance of a female athlete’s period in helping her perform and recovery and why a female athlete may be missing her period. Read on!
Protein is a necessary building block that helps your muscles produce force to propel your sprint up and down the field or court. But does your 8g of protein in your peanut butter & banana sandwich work the same as the 10g of protein from turkey lunch meat? What about the protein in your cheese stick versus your protein pasta?
Does protein type matter if you are an athlete vs not? Find out!
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….