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Introduction to the exercising female

Forsyth, Jacky J; Roberts, Claire-Marie


Jacky J Forsyth

Claire-Marie Roberts


Jacky J Forsyth

Claire-Marie Roberts


Recent efforts to increase women’s engagement in sport and exercise has had a positive impact, and participation levels in this population are on the increase. Additionally, within elite sport, there are more women on national teams at multisport major events such as the Olympic Games. Despite these increasing trends, females are significantly under represented in research in the sport domain. Indeed, most research that informs training programmes, exercise regimes, dietary guidelines, psychological interventions, and injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes mainly involve male participants. In addition, as sport is still largely male-dominated; sex discrimination, gender inequality, gender bias, and gender stereotyping in this domain continues. With contributions from leading scientists from around the world, The Exercising Female aims to provide scientific underpinning to inform applied practice for the exercising female. Specifically, the book has two themes: (1) the scientific issues that exercising females may encounter; and (2) how to make the most of being a woman to achieve athletic success.


Forsyth, J. J., & Roberts, C. (2018). Introduction to the exercising female. In J. J. Forsyth, & C. Roberts (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its ApplicationRoutledge

Publication Date Oct 17, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science
Book Title The Exercising Female: Science and its Application
ISBN 9780815391982
Keywords women in sport, female athletes
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