Pelvic Health, Lifting During and After Pregnancy, and More with Marika Hart and Molly Galbraith
Play • 1 hr 42 min

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric sit down for an interview with Molly Galbraith and Marika Hart from Girls Gone Strong. The conversation covers a wide range of female-specific lifting topics, including pelvic health, resistance training during and after pregnancy, and more. If you are a female lifter, or train female lifters, this interview is full of incredibly useful (and potentially surprising) information that isn’t discussed nearly as frequently as it should be.

Time Stamps

Pelvic health (incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, and more) (0:00:49). 

Unbelievable prevalence statistics related to pelvic health in female athletes (0:15:26). 

Lifting and pregnancy: First trimester (0:39:38). 

Lifting and pregnancy: Second trimester (0:55:00). 

Lifting and pregnancy: Third trimester (1:02:31). 

Lifting and pregnancy: After childbirth (1:09:57). 

Other “blind spots” that male coaches should know about (1:27:51). 

Contact information and resources (1:35:15). 

Links to resources: 

Guidelines for pre- and postnatal exercise: 

Free resources for continued learning: 

Paid resource for continued learning:

Just Fly Performance Podcast
Just Fly Performance Podcast
Joel Smith,
243: Jeremy Frisch and Calin Butterfield on Advancing Complexity in Plyometrics, Jump Training Concepts, and Athletic Lessons from Downhill Racing Sports
Today’s show features Jeremy Frisch and Calin Butterfield.  Jeremy is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass, has been a multi-time guest on the show with all-things youth and creative training, game-play and long-term development.  Jeremy is not only a strength coach, but also has skin in the game as a youth sports coach, and provides an incredible holistic perspective on the entire umbrella of athletic development.  Calin Butterfield is the high performance manager at U.S. Ski & Snowboard.  He worked for EXOS for about 8 years as a Coach across all different spaces including Phoenix, Dallas, SF at Ft. Bragg, Adidas America, and the Mayo Clinic.  Calin and Jeremy are working together now on concepts related to long term development of ski and snowboard athletes. So often, we have our “standard plyometric battery” in performance training, but we cling to these fundamentals hard when we would be served well to be observing jump training and movement in a variety of mediums to create ideas for our plyometric progression.  Studying athletes in sports that demand fast reactions, impactful landings, high risk, and rewards for creativity have a lot to offer when it comes to looking at our own training designs for the athletes we serve. Together, Jeremy and Calin will talk about their collaboration together with skiing, the use and progression of games with young athletes up to college level, plyometric progressions and advancing complexity, and how the natural warmup process in ski and snowboard (terrain park) can give us ideas that we can port over into how we can prepare athletes for sport.  There is a lot of great information in this podcast that can be useful for sport coaches, strength coaches and skiiers alike. Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Timestamps and Main Points 05:25 – The background of Calin and Jeremy’s careers and collaboration 08:30 – How does gameplay fit into a sport like skiing? 16:42 – When people tend to peak in skiing and snowboarding and how this fits into proportion of game play at different ages 24:18 – The power in connecting to the outcome and having multiple avenues to get to that outcome 27:02 – Attrition from training + creating enjoyable training experiences for kids 36:48 – How autonomy and feedback in the warm-up process changes as athletes get older and the reality of “perfect landings” in plyometric exercise 41:52 – The relationship between landing variability and chronic sport landing overload 45:57 – Reducing training down to information + plyometrics and progressions in skiing and snowboarding 48:03 – Long-term development in skiing and supplementing with traditional land-based training 52:37 – What it looks like to build an athlete up in high-adrenaline sport training 55:22 – How the aerial nature of skiing and snowboarding have an impact on Jeremy and Calin in their training process “[Skiing is] an early engagement sport, technically, like there’s skills that you have to learn from a sliding perspective, but that oftentimes turns into really early specialization and spending too much time skiing.” “The mentality of most of the athletes that make it to a high level in ski racing or free skiing… is intense, it’s almost like dare devil, formula one… The game aspect and how it translates into sport, I think, is very much on the physical side. I think the mental side is completely unique.” “What we try to do… is really just force environments that get them to explore their bodies, their joints, how to maneuver around certain objects or other people, and really just try to get the out of their comfort zone and using games, it’s a lot more fun for them.” “We so underestimate the difference between a child and an adult and keeping people in flow states. I just think that’s such a mistake that’s proliferated.”
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"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
Dr Laurent Bannock, Institute of Performance Nutrition
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Impact on Physical Training & Performance
*Episode 156* of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Impact on Physical Training & Performance" with* Dr Chris McGlory PhD *(Queen’s University, Canada) and Professor Kevin Tipton PhD (The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). *Discussion Topics Include:* * Overview of omega-3 fatty acids * Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover * Benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids: from health to skeletal muscle * Can omega-3 fatty acids influence recovery from injury? * Omega-3 fatty acids: food first and is there a case for supplementation? *Podcast Episode Transcript: Download PDF Copy* *Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:* * The Influence of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover in Health, Disuse, and Disease * Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Detailed Look at Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Their Impact on Physical Performance *Related Podcast Episodes:* * #153 -  "Muscle Protein Synthesis and Response to Exercise & Nutrition" with Professor Kevin Tipton * #150 - "Muscle Protein Breakdown in Response to Nutrition and Exercise" with Professor Kevin Tipton * #115 - "Dietary Fat and Elite Endurance Performance" with Dr Jill Leckey * #110 - "Nutrition Support for Exercise Induced Injury" with Professor Kevin Tipton Check out our other podcasts, publications, events, and professional education programs for current and aspiring sports nutritionists at and follow our social media outputs via @TheIOPN
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The Elite HRV Podcast: Heart Rate Variability, Biohacking Health & Performance, Quantified Self
The Elite HRV Podcast: Heart Rate Variability, Biohacking Health & Performance, Quantified Self
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Cannabis, Spermidine and Optimizing Health, Immunity, and Longevity with Don Moxley
In This Episode: We cover what Don has been up to since the last time we had him on the podcast. Additionally, we explore what he learned from working in the cannabis industry, what he has to teach us about spermidine and autophagy, and some ways in which we can optimize health and longevity. Website(s): - - - code: HRV50) - - Show Notes: 01:15 - What Don has been up to the last couple of years 03:30 - How he transitioned into an opportunity to work in the cannabis industry 06:45 - The importance of the endocannabinoid system and how it works at a high level 09:00 - The evolution of cannabis legislation and the market in recent years 12:30 - The opportunity to use cannabis products as wellness tools 18:00 - Take-aways for those interested in trying cannabis products 25:00 - How Don transitioned into working for Longevity Labs 26:30 - What spermidine is and how it functions in the body 28:15 - What autophagy is and why we should care about it 33:45 - What people can expect to feel when supplementing with spermidine 37:15 - Energy toxicity and how we can bring it back into balance 39:30 - The difference between healthspan and lifespan and it's implications on what we should to to improve our longevity 45:30 - Intermittent fasting and it's implications on sports performance and longevity 52:30 - Spermidine and autophagy's role in immunity and potential for protection against viruses such as COVID-19 1:00:45 - How Don has used a mission-driven philosophy to re-define himself and his personal purpose
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Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Successful Strength Training for High School Athletes w/ Coach Blayne Lapan, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #551
Coach Blayne Lapan Graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science and a concentration is Strength and Conditioning. After graduation he spent some time working as a Physical Therapy Aide as well as training athletes in the private sector at Conca Sport and Fitness in West Springfield Ma. In the fall of 2013 Coach Lapan accepted the newly developed position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the Williston Northampton School, where he along with one of his mentors, Justin Geyer started the strength and conditioning program from the ground up. In the winter of 2013-2014, Coach Lapan accepted the role as the new head of strength and conditioning at the Williston Northampton School, where he continued to build upon the framework of the program into what it is today. In his 8 years at Williston coach Lapan has had the opportunity of training many stand out student athletes. Including 6 future professional athletes across a multitude of different sports, over 120 division 1 and division 2 scholarship athletes, and countless Division 3 athletes. He has been apart of a program at Williston where, on average, 20% of its senior class will go on to play college athletics. This is well above the national average of 7% of high school seniors who will move on to play at the next level. Coach Lapan uses an evidence-based approach to train his athletes a primary goal of injury prevention. Simultaneously he works to improve the strength, power, and movement quality of his athletes to help them improve athletically and ultimately reach their goals on the playing surface. Coach Lapan takes pride in the fact that he coaches the “whole athlete”. He realizes that strength and conditioning as well as athletics is an excellent vessel for teaching kids about the challenges that life will bring him. He strives to teach his athletes the power of commitment, work ethic, leadership and health and fitness. He realizes that everyone, regardless of there skill level, will have a life after athletics and the life lessons learned under the barbell can be indelible for a developing athlete. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: * In season training to keep athletes strong and healthy. * Off season training and how it differs from in season * How to get full teams through a program with limited space and equipment * Why the weight room is the best place to build good humans * Overcoming barriers with women in the weight room * Injury prevention and keeping athletes strong and healthy Coach Blayne Lapin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Diesel Dad Training Programs: Training Programs to Build Muscle: Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: Please Support Our Sponsors Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
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The Strength Coach Podcast
The Strength Coach Podcast
Anthony Renna
Positive Changes from COVID from 15 Gym Owners
Brought to you by Highlights of Episode 305 Naamly "Hit The Gym with a Strength Coach" Segment Build Lasting Relationships Through Personalized Communication I asked 15 gym owners: What is 1 thing that COVID changed in your business that was positive and you're keeping? (all answers were kept to 5 mins or under) Thanks to: * Vince Gabriele, Gabriele Fitness & Performance, Berkeley Heights, NJ * Christa Doran, Tuff Girl Fitness, Hamden, CT * Kendall Green, Green Roots Performance and Wellness , Wilmington, VA * Eugenia Bradshaw, Bradshaw Personal Fitness, Long Island, NY * Mark Fisher, Mark Fisher Fitness, NY, NY * Nate VanKouwenberg, Next Level Fitness, Rochester, NY * Christopher Kievit, Evolve Athletic Club, White Plains, NY * TJ Lopez, Athletic Movement Protocol (AMP), Syosset, NY * Rhonda Catt, Training House, Vernon, BC * Mike Ranfone, Ranfone Training, Hamden, CT * Michael Boyle, MBSC, Woburn, MA * Dan Goodman, Varsity House Gym, Orangeburg, NY * Guy Massi, Massi-Machado Strength & Conditioning, Cortlandt Manor, NY * Elsbeth Vaino, Custom Strength, Ottawa * Rick Mayo, Alloy Personal Training, Roswell, GA The Coaches Corner with Coach Boyle We spoke about: * His Coaches Minute segment "Adult Clients Lifting Heavy" * His Coaches Minute segment "Overtraining" * What is 1 thing that COVID changed in your business that was positive and you're keeping? * Much more TrainHeroic "Data Driven Coaching Segment" Adam Dawdy and Tim Robinson talk about "Pricing in the TrainHeroic Marketplace" Click here to start your Free 14 Day Trial. The Certified Functional Strength Coach Segment with Kevin Carr and Brendon Rearick This episode continues a 7 part series on Movement as Medicine, discussing the wide array of benefits exercise has on physical, emotional and psychological health. Today's show Brendon talks about "Consistency Is King, And Moderation Is Queen. You Need Both To Make Lasting Change" Click Here for the article that goes with it. Get Certified! The Fit to Speak Segment with Jenny Rearick Jenny discusses "How to pick the best medium for sharing your message - whether that be texting, emailing, or a phone call, and then gives some practice tips for making the most out of whichever you choose" Fit to Speak is where Great Coaches Go to be Great Speakers. Get the PDF that details the skills and steps Jenny spoke about here About "Be Like the Best" During the last 12 years of interviewing many strength coaches, fitness professionals, physical therapists and gym owners, Anthony Renna has accumulated a rolodex of “The Best of the Best” in the fitness profession. This book is a collection of interviews with some of those top successes. Through his conversations, you’ll learn how they evolved in their careers, what habits and traits they believe made them successful, their goal setting processes, how they get through the hard times everyone faces and even some books to read and people they recommend following. After each interview, you’ll find a challenge or action step based on an important takeaway from each interview. These are designed to encourage you to build the habits to Be Like the Best on your journey to dominating in this profession. As a fitness professional, you’re already making an impact in your clients, athletes and patients. This book will help you stand out in a crowded field and help guide you on the road to success. Go to for more info Thanks for Listening!
1 hr 45 min
Barbell Logic
Barbell Logic
Barbell Logic
#359 - Q&A 54
Matt & Niki and your lifting and life questions. Topics include changing hands for mix grip deadlifts, recommended kitchen equipment for meal prep, lumbar flexion during heavy deadlifts, most important gym equipment to begin, and testicle pain after lifting. To get 50% off your first month of SteadyMD, go to by February 28th. SteadyMD is your personal doctor, online. It's telehealth done right. Email to submit a question for future podcasts! 0:00 Introduction 4:34 Testicle Pain After Lifting What may be happening--and what should someone do--if they're experiencing testicle pain after lifting? 10:33 SteadyMD Log up at 15:56 Mixed Grip: Switch Supinated Hand? Should someone--when deadlifting with mixed grip--alternate supinated hands or just stick with one. 18:06 Coaching Feedback & Form Checking A great coach must help with form and improving form, but that cannot be ALL the coach offers. There must be a balance, and, ultimately, you need to make a good connection with clients. What does the client need right now and long term? 21:16 Recommended Nutrition Equipment What do Matt and Niki use all the time to cook and meal prep: Instapot or pressure cooker: cook stews, chicken, sweet potatoes, rice sous vide: thaw quickly or cook meat to internal temperature vacuum sealer: portion & freeze meat good knife: game changer 2+ cutting boards: to cut and prepare veggies, herbs, meats cleaned out fridge: let you see what you intend to eat clear, stackable tupper ware: see what you're going to eat consider: non-stick frying pan, high quality cast iron skillet, high quality stainless steel cookware 29:18 Flexion During Heavy Deadlifts Is it concerning if some lumbar flexion occurs during heavy deadlifts? If it happens when it's REALLY heavy & the weight it occurs at continues to increase, it's not concerning. If, however, someone rounds then pulls at lighter weights, then, yes, the lifter needs to learn how to set & maintain lumbar extension. Rack pulls, RDLs, floating deadlifts, 5 part deadlifts can help. 35:09 Gym Shenanigans What's the silliest or stupidest things you've seen in a gym? A few things: curling in a smith machine, bouncing on a bosu ball, tying an iPod to a barbell. 37:33 Prioritizing Gym Equipment If you're on a limited budget and starting from scratch, what are the most important things to purchase? The most important thing is to get a barbell and weights. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial. Special offers from BLOC and our partners: Connect with the hosts * Matt on Instagram * Niki on Instagram * Connect with the show * Barbell Logic on Instagram * The Website * Barbell Logic on Facebook
41 min
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