The Female Athlete

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From the Foreword by Beth Bozman: The days of asking why female athletes should do strength training are a thing of the past. They do stregnth training because they are athletes. And athletes need to strength training because of four key reasons: speed, strength, performance and injury prevention. All of these components are intertwined. You perform better when you are faster and stronger. You are faster when you aren't injured.If you are injured, you can't perform. Strength enhances speed and endurance. And on ...
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Overview

From the Foreword by Beth Bozman: The days of asking why female athletes should do strength training are a thing of the past. They do stregnth training because they are athletes. And athletes need to strength training because of four key reasons: speed, strength, performance and injury prevention. All of these components are intertwined. You perform better when you are faster and stronger. You are faster when you aren't injured.If you are injured, you can't perform. Strength enhances speed and endurance. And on and on. No longer will you hear a female athlete ask, "will I get bigger?" Instead, you'll hear "Will I get better?" And the answer is a resounding yes.
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Six strength and conditioning coaches here collaborate to provide information on training for women athletes. Chapters cover such topics as nutrition, knee injuries, flexibility, eating disorders, and weight training. Some fairly technical information on the latest biomechanical research will aid athletes in improving performance. The authors explode many popular myths, e.g., that nutritional supplements and energy bars are magic and that more is better when it comes to exercise. The information on nutrition and nutritional labeling of food is detailed and eyeopening. There are, however, a few drawbacks. This book does not include specific descriptions of weightlifting programs with illustrations, as does the publisher's more comprehensive Complete Conditioning for the Female Athlete, and small black-and-white photos don't add much. In addition, the problems of a collaborative effort in a complex arena like sport science are evident when one author recommends sport-specific training while another does not. This book would be most useful for coaches, trainers, motivated college athletes, and human kinetics students, who can use the bibliographical references. Recommended for college libraries. Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930546721
  • Publisher: Wish Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Role of Strength Training in Athletics
  2. Coaching and Motivating the Female Athlete in the Weight Room
  3. Strength Training 101: The Principles of Strength Development
  4. Strength Training 102: Designing the Program
  5. The Repetition: The Foundation of Strength Training
  6. Strength Training for the Multi-Sport Athlete
  7. Enhancing Speed and Explosiveness
  8. Non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries: Mechanisms to Prevention
  9. Improving Flexibility
  10. The Female Athlete Triad
  11. Eating to Win
  12. 20 Questions . . . and 20 Answers
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