Beth Davies Coaching

Strength Training

Does lifestyle affect the pelvic floor (spoiler: YES)

Pelvic health is a vital component of overall well-being, and its balance can be influenced by various lifestyle factors beyond exercise. In this blog, we’ll explore the intricate connections between sleep, diet and nutrition, physical activity, and pelvic health, shedding light on how these aspects collectively contribute to a healthy pelvic floor. Pelvic Health & …

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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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A framework for post-natal recovery and exercise

This is a summary of a talk I gave to expecting Mums at a The Mum Club event in Leamington Spa earlier this year. The aim of the talk was to provide education about the physiological changes that pregnancy and being post-natal brings. Plus, talking about how they can train for the season that they …

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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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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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3 things the fitness industry needs to do better for women

I love working in the fitness industry BUT there is a huge gap in knowledge, research and consideration to a woman’s life stages. So, here are 3 things I think, the industry should do better.  Education for personal trainers and coaches It starts HERE! With the education that personal trainers are given as part of …

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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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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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