Applied coachingPodcast Interviews

Guy Pichers (Canterbury Christ Church University): The Female Athlete

Guy Pitchers is a PhD researchers in Female Athletic populations, as well as a Instructor in Sport Science at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Charlton FC Ladies.


In this podcast Guy discusses:

  • The primary biological differences between male and female athletes
  • A basic overview of menstrual function
  • Individual variability in menstrual cycles and symptoms
  • Why menstrual dysfunction has long term implications for health
  • Relative Energy Deficit Syndrome or “REDS”
  • A framework for monitoring menstrual function in female athletes

You can listen to the episode in full here.

You can keep up to date with Guy via his twitter account: @GuyPitchers.


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