Strength Training for the Female Athlete

Since the inception of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, female participation in sports activities has increased dramatically. The desire to become stronger and thereby improve performance has also risen. Women who use strength training to improve performance range from high school athletes, to the postmenopausal age-group, to those pursuing strength training sports such as bodybuilding and power lifting. Strength training is defined as the use of barbells, dumbbells, machines, and other resistive methods to increase one's ability to exert or ...

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