Patience During Puberty

“Female Physiological and Running Performance Development”

Read the article by Trent Stellingwerff, PhD HERE

It’s normal and healthy for female athletes to undergo changes in their bodies as they hit puberty and begin menstruating. Athletes may also experience changes in athletic performance or perceived athletic performance. During this time, it’s important to keep long-term goals in mind and to prioritize health and well-being over short-term performance gains. By playing the long game and embracing these changes, more girls may be able to be lifelong athletes and compete well into adulthood!


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