Today I speak with Dr. Christina Prevett PT, PhD, research in pregnancy and aging, lead faculty at Institute of Clinical Excellence Physio for Pelvic Health & Geriatrics, and Creator of the Barbell Mamas. Christina helps female athletes maximize fitness potential with online programming for pregnant & postpartum CrossFitters & weightlifters.
Christina and I talk about how far we have come in supporting strength athlete, both pregnant and postpartum, as well as where the research is headed. If you’re a barbell athlete, you don not want to miss this conversation!
We talk about:
-lack of research available
-affects of resistance training on pelvic floor
-stress urinary incontinence
-listening to your body
-ethics issues and pregnancy research
-debunking hormone myths
-benefits of strength training
4:02 research following experience
9:50 changes in pelvic floor
11:30 unpacking Valsava maneuver
21:03 resistance training in supine
25:30 findings of the research
31:10 averages in the study
37:40 the progress made
43:00 addressing inequity
45:37 addressing menopause
52:40 benefits of strength training
60:25 rapid fire questions
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