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When do I need to think about the pelvic floor and breath in fitness

When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness?

“When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness, and when can I rely on it to happen automatically?” Always? Never? Some? This is a real time issue for female athletes returning to fitness or sport after pregnancy and delivery. My answer here represents the shift in thinking I hope to continue...

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It depends!

Quick Question! How Should I Breathe When I Squat?

Dear Julie, quick question! How should I breathe when I squat? A lot of my inquiries start this way. Quick questions don’t always have quick answers. Nor should they. Formula seekers….beware….this post is likely not for you. In any learning endeavor, we must understand basics first, lay a foundation. This gives us a language and...

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CrossFit Conversations

PT Pintcast: CrossFit Conversations

The CrossFit Games have come and gone, but the conversations it stirs inside both rehab and fitness carry on! I had a conversation with CrossFit Headquarters last winter on all things pelvic health and pelvic health messaging inside their community (both female and male). The topics we covered are still relevant today as CrossFit pushes...

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Pelvic Health for Female Athletes

Pelvic Floor Health for Female Athletes with Julie Foucher

I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Physician and CrossFit Games athlete, Julie Foucher, to discuss the unique needs of female athletes before, during and after pregnancy. Have a listen to the Pursuing Health Podcast and let me know what you think!    In this episode we discuss: Julie’s athletic background and...

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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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