In episode 179 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Clare Minahan (PhD) – Considerations of the Female Athlete in this expert edition.
Clare Minahan is an Associate Professor and Accredited Exercise Physiologist residing at Griffith University Sport Physiology and Performance Centre on the Gold Coast. Clare is a Prolific Researcher and sought out expert when it comes to all considerations for the female athlete. Clare consults with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Swimming Australia, the Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Club and has worked with numerous world and national champion athletes.
On this expert edition Clare shares around the relative lack of knowledge regarding female athlete considerations. Clare shares around the potential effects of a female athlete’s menstrual cycle, hormonal contraception, effective pregnancy on performance injury and illness. Clare speaks about relative energy deficiency in sports for female athletes, key information for coaches and health professionals in working with the female athlete and outlines key performance strategies for getting the best performance as a female. This is not to be missed regardless of your gender so get ready to learn and enjoy from Dr Clare Monahan on this expert edition.
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