Episode 462: Christine Yu – Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes

Christine Yu is an award winning journalist who writes about sports science and health. She has a new book coming out called Up to Speed, the Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes. 

She is a really well-known journalist. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Self, Eating Well, ESPNW, and the list goes on.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons.

We talk about kids and athletics, what has not been researched enough in female athletics, history of female sport, and more!

What we talked about:

4:15- The panel that she held at the Boston Marathon

7:00- Introduction to Christine

10:20- Raising a family in NYC

14:05- History of women in sport

20:00- The role that our menstrual cycle plays on sport performance

27:00- Getting the message out to young female athletes

31:20- Concussions in female sports

37:00 – Specializing in sport

47:40- Representation of women in sports science research

52:45- Physiology of the female body

59:10- Writing her book

1:05:00- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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