Predictors of injury in females

Screening athletes for the purposes of identifying at-risk individuals for future injury is a hot topic in the field of strength and conditioning. A variety of movement screens and symmetry tests have been developed. Possibly the most well-known of these screens is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS is comprised of a series of …

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HRV monitoring in female soccer players

The majority of training load research typically involves only male athletes. Females are a very underrepresented group in this area of study. It’s important to understand that women are quite different from men, particularly from a hormonal perspective. Significantly less testosterone and higher estrogen in women really separate them from men when it comes to …

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Gender Differences: Sets and Reps in Strength Training

Males and females generally benefit from similar exercise programs for improving sports performance. In capable and healthy athletes of both genders, similar programs can likely be utilized to train both groups of a similar age involved in the same sport. Females may benefit from some additional exercises that target knee stability (e.g., lateral band walks, …

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