Training female athletes: Is it really that different?

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Travis Triplett

This presentation will describe the physiological differences in male and female athletes and how these differences do or don’t need to change how training is planned. In addition, the most common injuries in female athletes will be discussed, as well as a few areas that can be addressed in training that will help to avoid injuries. BIOG: Professor of Exercise Science at Appalachian State University and the current President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA), her past experience includes Research Assistant in Sports Physiology at the US Olympic Training Center, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Southern Cross University in Australia and international research at the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) and the University of Valencia (Spain). Dr. Triplett has served as Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Strength and Conditioning Journal, and received the NSCA’s Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator and William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist awards. She also served on advisory boards for NASA, one of which developed resistance exercise countermeasures to micro-gravity environments for the International Space Station. She is a founding Fellow of the NSCA, and holds the Level 1 certification from USA Weightlifting