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Webinar: Strength Training for the Female Multisport Endurance Athlete


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Topic: Strength Training for the Female Multisport Endurance Athlete

Coaches and athletes have many variables to consider in designing strength training programs for endurance athletes.  One critical variable is gender.  With the female demographic being one of the fastest growing segments in multisport, coaches must understand the differences between female and male athletes to optimize training programs.  Self-coached female athletes can also learn principles to help translate programs that are often generically targeted for the male strength athlete. 

In this webinar, Allan Phillips will cover the unique strength demands for female triathletes and distill the key principles for this specialized population.  Among the topics to be covered:

  • Unique physiological qualities of the female endurance athlete
  • Getting strong without getting bulky
  • Biomechanical differences between males and females
  • Pelvic floor: one of the leading contemporary topics in female strength and rehabilitation    
  • The psychology of training females in the gym
  • Strength for sport AND life

Purchase this archived webinar here.

Allan Phillips

Allan Phillips is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and co-owner of Pike Athletics, based in Tucson, Arizona.  A former college golfer at Emory University, Allan was introduced to triathlon more than a decade ago while in law school in San Diego.  He has since become a USA Triathlon Level I Coach and a Level II Coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association.  

Not limited to the endurance sport world, Allan has pursued additional education with the leading methodologies in the strength community.  He is a certified Russian kettlebell instructor and bodyweight instructor with StrongFirst.  He is also certified in the Functional Movement Screen, Primal Move, and with Titleist Performance Institute.   

Allan and Pike Athletics are staunch advocates for disabled athletes and the Paralympic movement.  His Paralympic athletes have won multiple national championships and represented the United States in several international competitions, including the 2012 London Paralympic Games. 

Allan has written extensively in the strength and conditioning field.  He is a weekly contributor for the Swimming Science website and is an Editor of the Swimming Science Research Review.   Other leading outlets including Sports Rehab Expert,, Functional Movement Systems, and Livestrong have also featured Allan’s work.  

In the fall of 2013, Allan will further his knowledge of human health and performance as a student in the United States Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  In addition to his competitive background in running, triathlon, and masters swimming, Allan ranks among the leading professional golfers on the Speedgolf International Tour.



Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Jul. 17, 2013
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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