kinetic characteristics between adolescent female athletes with varying levels of vertical stiffness, as evaluated via a stationary single-leg hopping task. We hypothesized that athletes with lower stiffness would display lesser peak vertical ground reaction forces, greater peak joint angles and joint
Justin P. Waxman, Kevin R. Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen, and Jeffrey B. Taylor
Dr Emma Derbyshire
Purpose of the Paper
Previous research has evaluated the prevalence and aetiology of hyponatraemia in athletes, particularly for ultra endurance events. However, few papers have focused specifically on the incidence and effects of hyponatraemia in female athletes. The aim of this paper was to review and collate previous research that has investigated hyponatraemia in female athletes and explain how excessive retention of free fluid may influence female performance and health status.
The most up-to-date and pertinent studies within the literature have been included and summated in this review.
The findings from this overview indicate that women participating in endurance events are particularly susceptible to developing hyponatraemia. It is important that women do not have depleted sodium concentrations prior to an athletic event, hypotonic fluid should not been consumed in excess and carbohydrate solutions (4-8g carbohydrate per 100ml fluid) should be consumed when women participate in intense exercise, lasting for longer than 1 hour. It is fundamentally important that up-to-date rehydration guidelines are imparted to active females and the dangers of over-ingesting fluid need to be emphasized within this vulnerable population.
This paper gives a concise, up-to-date overview on how hyponatraemia can affect female athletic performance and health status.
Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, and Nicholas L. Holt
be realized following a traumatic event ( Frazier, Conlon, & Glaser, 2001 ; Linley & Joseph, 2004 ; Meyerson, Grant, Carter, & Kilmer, 2011 ). The current study focused on Canadian female athletes who had been deselected from provincial teams during adolescence. Provincial teams are extremely
Qingru Xu and Peggy J. Kreshel
athletes as a national group (e.g., Xu & Armstrong, 2019 ), leaving how Chinese media frame traditional state athletes and emerging professional athletes largely unaddressed. In the current case study, we explored media portrayals of two elite Chinese female athletes: Ding Ning, a state athlete, and Li Na
Stephanie L. Barrett and Trent A. Petrie
Female athletes are diagnosed with eating disorders (EDs) and engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors ( Greenleaf, Petrie, Carter, & Reel, 2009 ); their risk often is increased beyond that of girls and women in the general population due to unique pressures in the sport environment (e
president of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1988. Barbara was a forerunner in the field of female athlete triad (Triad)/relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). Beyond this, Barbara was also vocal in the arena of women in sport, including increased opportunity and participation, total
Kyndell R. Crowell, Ryan D. Nokes, and Nicole L. Cosby
increase in the DKV angle during single-leg landing tasks. Focused Clinical Question (PICO) Is decreased hip strength associated with an increase in DKV during a single-leg landing task in collegiate female athletes? Search Strategy A computerized search was completed in June 2020. The search terms used
Jennifer Hamer, Ben Desbrow, and Chris Irwin
of the condition ( Logue et al., 2020 ). Additionally, coaches do not adequately perceive the seriousness of the detrimental health effects of long-term LEA on female athlete health ( Lassiter & Watt, 2007 ). This may partly reflect an absence of RED-S education and/or professional development being
Nenad Ponorac, Mira Popović, Dea Karaba-Jakovljević, Zorislava Bajić, Aaron Scanlan, Emilija Stojanović, and Dragan Radovanović
and macrophage recycling of iron, further contributing to the high number of athletes commonly diagnosed with ID ( Peeling, 2010 ). As such, female athletes may be at a heightened risk of disrupted iron regulation compared with nonathletes. Despite the general consensus that female athletes possess a
As more campuses begin to address the needs of athletes in general, and female athletes in particular, more research assessing current wellness behaviors on the part of female athletes can be used to improve the support available while providing guidance with regard to the kinds of programs and outreach efforts that will make the greatest positive impact on female athletes. The purpose of this study was to compare the wellness behaviors of female athletes and female non-athletes to gain a better appreciation for the factors that affect female athletes and the steps that can be taken to assist athletes in proactively working toward a level of wellness that they can sustain throughout their lives.