Beth Davies Coaching

Prolapse

Debunking myths – weight lifting and prolapse

Weight lifting has long been a subject of concern when it comes to pelvic health, particularly in relation to pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, recent research studies challenge the notion that weight lifting is inherently harmful to the pelvic floor. In this blog, we’ll delve into 3 specific studies that provide evidence supporting the safety …

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How I use personal training to help clients with prolapse

Being a personal trainer and helping clients with prolapse get back to the exercise they love is not your usual in the fitness space.  But it’s THE thing that I love doing. You see, personal training doesn’t have to be about pushing someone past their physical limit. Or, standing over them as they exercise counting …

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Lifting with prolapse? 4 breathing strategies and when to use them

If you are wanting to lift weights and have pelvic organ prolapse, you may have come across discussions about breathing. Here is a short blog about 4 different breathing strategies and when to use them.  But first, here’s a little bit about why we start with the breath. As you can see below, from the …

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The impact of pelvic floor dysfunction on exercise in women

Another little dive into the research on the impact of pelvic floor dysfunction on exercise in women! This study by Dakic et al, 2019 examines the barriers to exercise for women experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. This study looks at the pelvic floor as a barrier compared to other (and perhaps more well-known barriers).  …

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Research about lifting weights and prolapse

There are lots of opinions and ideas about lifting weights with prolapse. But we can’t equal this in terms of the volume of research! Given the amount of fear-mongering or talk of safe or unsafe (lifting being considered unsafe…) exercises, let’s dig into the research we do have!  What does it tell use about lifting …

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Prolapse symptoms when you lift weights? Part 1

Do you lift weights and have a prolapse and feel symptoms during or after lifting? If so, this blog (and the next few to follow) are for you!  Lifting weights is awesome for the female body! We need to maintain our muscle mass as much as possible (particularly as we age). However, in the pelvic …

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NEW Strength Programme for prolapse: LIFTED! Project Strong

Are you wanting a strength programme for prolapse but feeling confused and overwhelmed? You’re not alone if you’re wondering how you get back in the gym and lift weights once you’ve finished your prolapse or pelvic floor rehab. So many of my clients get in touch because they are wondering the same thing!  Strength training …

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The mental load of pelvic organ prolapse

So many women feel the mental load of pelvic organ prolapse. And whilst pelvic organ prolapse is a physical shift and descent of the pelvic organs from their original position. I truly believe it can impact all aspects of a person’s life and being. From relationships to body image, mental health, etc. This blog will …

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Tips for a symptom free deadlift

A hip hinge or deadlift is a fantastic functional movement because it works your glutes, hamstrings, back (all of your posterior chain). And because you use this movement ALL the time when you pick up things!  However, this can be a movement that provokes symptoms, particularly if you have a rectocele. Rather than banish it …

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