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Running without leaking

Stop Leaks with Running: Build a Targeted Program

Kegels Don’t seem to stop leaks with running. What gives? Asking for a friend. Short answer: They aren’t enough. Long Answer: Read on. One Size Does Not Fit All (Activities) Many female runners have tried Kegels without success. Here’s the deal, a one muscle solution will not meet the complex needs of an activity like...

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Running Postpartum

Running Postpartum? Rotation is Key

Running postpartum? Rotation is key! Often, postpartum mamas end up running with chests high, rotating through their upper chest and shoulders, and pump their arms to make it look like they are rotating. However, their belly buttons stay straight ahead (see pic on left). They have substituted this for the beautiful torso rotation you see...

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Safe Exercises for Prolapse

Which Ab Exercises are Safe for Prolapse?

Q: Which Ab exercises are safe for prolapse? Asking for a friend. A: Short answer: It depends. Long Answer: Keep Reading. The Long Answer I wish I had a magic formula, but there isn’t one! Any exercise can be a bugger to prolapse or support it. Over-focus on exercises that target the abdomen may not...

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Monitor and Modify

Monitor and Modify: Mama Talk Part Three

Time to monitor and modify. Continuing our Mama Talk series on go-to strategies to help moms navigate and interpret the 6-8 week all clear from their doctor to return to fitness. Today, we need to break down the advice doctors often give –  “listen to your body”. This is a tricky one…. “Listen To Your...

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Prepare Then Participate

Prepare then Participate: Mama Talk Part Two

Let’s prepare then participate in a return to fitness routine! Recently I got to meet remotely with some mamas (see Part One). Everyone’s pregnancy is different which makes generalized advice tricky, but I wanted to give them some go-to strategies to help them navigate their return to fitness. In particular how to interpret and balance...

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