The Women’s Book on Hormonal Birth Control & Athletic Performance

 From there I looked at the known and established effects of hormonal birth control on various topics related to female athletic performance such as body composition, injury risk and others.  In specific chapters, I looked at the research on the effects of birth control on aerobic and anaerobic exercise along with strength training and muscular gain.  In all cases I examined both the acute effects of birth control along with any effects it might have on longer term training adaptations.

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