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Blog Tag: womens health

Overhead Work for Pregnant Female Athletes with Diastasis

One of the tools I employ with my female athletes is to limit their overhead work if they are pregnant with a diastasis. Listen in for the reasoning behind this temporary boundary I set for my pregnant athletes who lift or exercise overhead. This is neither a rule or a formula, instead gain an understanding...

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Interview with CrossFit Games Athlete and New Mom: Lindsey Valenzuela

It’s CrossFit Open season!  This time last year,  CrossFit Games Athlete and new mom, Lindsey Valenzuela was prepping to re-enter competition, via the 2017 Open, for the first time since a severe back injury and difficult pregnancy (including modified bedrest). The goal was to get to Regionals at about 1 year post partum. I was...

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Pelvic Floor Health

New Podcast: What is the Range of Normal in pelvic floor health?

    I recently got to sit down with anthropologist and mama, Kate Clancy. She studies periods, reproductive health, and has recently had her own experience navigating pelvic health during pregnancy and post partum. She also does roller derby in her spare time….love it! It was great opportunity to introduce the concepts I share with...

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Performance and the Pelvic Floor

Lose the Incontinence, Improve Performance

  I sat down to chat with Karen Litzy, physical therapist and host of the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart Podcast to talk about the pelvic floor, incontinence and performance. It isn’t just about staying dry, although that is a huge win, it is about harnessing the pressure, energy and force that you are losing out...

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