Most of us spend the majority of our daily life sitting at our desks in front of computers. Then we spend our evenings slouching looking at our phones. Then we wake up and get in the aero position for hours on our bikes. Sometimes I think I look like a T-Rex with arms in front and shoulders forward.
A general understanding of female physiology is largely missing in the domain of female athlete training. It is essential to know how to work with her body, not against it, to achieve the best possible results. Coach Kat talks about The Effects of Contraception on Female Athletes’ Performance in her TrainingPeaks article.
As the number of women in perimenopause and menopause increases in the triathlon community, it is important that we as coaches, athletes and fitness professionals are prepared to address their specific needs. Coach Kat talks about the best training approach for these athletes in her TrainingPeaks article.
Sweat testing assessment is an important part of the Sports Nutritionist fluid intake recommendations for athletes.
It is based on the premise that body mass losses during exercise are reflective of fluid loss. As such, the change in body mass after exercise can be used to estimate whole body sweat loss during exercise.
Female athletes face the challenge of training their bodies during one of the most variable periods of their lives, the menstrual cycle. Although many can relate to the taboo and discomfort around this topic, studies show that proper planning and structure are critical to their success! Coach Kat talks about the power of female hormones in this TrainingPeaks article.