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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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Should you avoid squats if you have prolapse?

You may have been told to avoid squats altogether if you’ve been diagnosed with a prolapse. However, there is no evidence that squats are “bad for your prolapse or pelvic floor”. In fact, done in a way that supports your pelvic floor, they can be more effective than Kegels (Crawford et al, 2016). But how …

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How to exercise with a prolapse

How can I exercise with a prolapse is a common question I hear. This is often because a diagnosis may also come with a number of limitations. Such as, “don’t lift more than x amount”, or “avoid doing HIIT, or running, or CrossFit” or any other activity that may be considered harmful.  However, exercise isn’t …

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How to get back to exercise after a prolapse diagnosis

Whilst a prolapse diagnosis can feel disheartening, especially if you are a keen exerciser. I want to assure you that with the right mindset, knowledge, and support, you can reclaim your fitness journey and rediscover the joy in an active lifestyle. So, let’s dive in and explore how to embrace fitness again after a POP …

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How to improve prolapse symptoms

Many women with POP, want to know how to improve prolapse symptoms. This can be to improve quality of life, to be able to move forward without prolapse dominating their life or to be able to exercise again without worrying about POP.  So, first things first, let’s have a look at some common prolapse symptoms.  …

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Strength training with a prolapse

Trying to navigate strength training with a prolapse can feel a tad tricky. On one hand, you see the fitness industry recommending it for women. But you may also have been told, “don’t lift”, “don’t do weights”, “lifting weights is bad for your pelvic floor”.  Let’s take a step back and look at the benefits …

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