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The older female athlete

1 Module

Faster Masters coach Marlene Royle and Exercise Physiologist Connie Lebrun, get together to talk the older female athlete for our Faster Masters audience.  A video interview lasting 40 minutes.

The topics they discuss:

  1. Intro: Please tell our Faster Masters athletes about your sports background, your rowing experience, and your involvement in sports medicine in Canada and women in sport?
  2. What do you think is remarkable these days in masters women’s sport?
  3. Let’s talk about some of the effects of aging in female athletes that our Faster Masters women should know about and how exercise influences each area of health:
    • Bone health
    • Sarcopenia
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Digestion & metabolism-what’s a “menopot” ?
    • Body image – the waist : hip ratio of 0.74
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Atrial fibrillation is a topic that receives a lot of attention- what is it?
    • Brain volume
  1. Are there female masters athletes that you find particularly inspiring? Do you have heroes?
  2. If you had to sum up your advice for masters women rowers in one phrase what would you tell them?
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