Chapter 20. Gender Factors and Exercise. Key Concepts. amenorrhea athletic menstrual cycle irregularities (AMI) dysmenorrhea. disordered eating female athlete triad oligomenorrhea relaxin. Review Questions.
Gender Factors and Exercise
Intense training programs can result in
amenorrhea and other athletic menstrual
cycle irregularities (AMI).
There is no compelling scientific evidence that
the menstrual cycle has a general effect on
athletic performance. Individual athletes may or
may not be affected.
Early signs of disordered eating include
excessive weight loss and avoidance of food,
use of laxatives and diuretics, and vomiting.
Any program performed for about 43 minutes a
day, three times a week, with a heart rate of no
more than 144 beats per minute
Pay attention to hand spacing and to the
carrying angle at the elbow
Tell female weight trainers to squat with a toe
The Physician and Sports Medicine: Female Athlete Triad
Life Matters Medical Guidelines About Pregnancy and Exercise
Pregnancy and Exercise—Position Stand
The Physician and Sports Medicine: Strength Training for Females