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Blog Tag: fitness

Diastasis gap

How bad is my diastasis?

In a recent blog, we discussed a normal diastasis gap, a naturally occurring separation necessary for the function of the abdominal wall. Growing in our understanding of what is normal or natural before having children, can help us establish more appropriate rehabilitation and fitness expectations, programs and goals for pregnancy and pregnancy recovery (please read this...

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Time for a Break!

It’s that time of year again, time for a summer sabbatical for me from social media. My kids are off school, and I am very aware that I am running out of summers with them. I have done these in the past and in addition to being life giving…literally….they have also been important for me to...

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Running while pregnant

Q and A: How long can I keep running while pregnant?

Q: : I am just curious for your thoughts about how long I can keep running while pregnant. I have seen some of your posts on pregnant CrossFitters modifying workouts while pregnant. Some of my pelvic floor physio friends say to stop running at the latest when I am 16 weeks pregnant. I am currently 14 weeks...

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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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