Urinary Incontinence in Women Powerlifters: New Study

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Key Points: Urinary incontinence in women powerlifters is a common condition. Female powerlifters who know how to flex their pelvic floor muscles or have undergone a pelvic floor exam are less likely to experience severe urine leakage. Women experiencing urinary incontinence during training or competition have found plenty of strategies to combat the problem. *** … Read more

Lifting Weights While Pregnant: Benefits, Safety, and Risks

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Lifting weights while pregnant is no longer something doctors and trainers scoff at. On the contrary, strength training is now part of physical activity guidelines for pregnant women in most, if not all, countries around the world. Key Points: Lifting weights is a safe activity with minimal risks during a healthy pregnancy. If you’re not … Read more

Urinary Incontinence in Athletes and Exercise: More Common Than You Think

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Urinary incontinence is a common problem affecting women in general and even more common among female athletes. If you have urine leakage while exercising, you’re far from alone. Exercising females in many sports experience urinary incontinence. At the same time, it’s something of a hush-hush phenomenon, perhaps because many find it embarrassing. This article looks … Read more

Is Stretching Overrated? Strength Training Improves Flexibility

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Key Points: A new meta-analysis compared strength training with stretching and found that both increased flexibility and range of motion to a similar extent. By training all your major muscle groups and joints through a long range of motion, you don’t only get better gains in muscle mass and strength, but you also improve your … Read more

Soy – Healthy Alternative to Meat or Toxic Hormonal Disruptor?

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Soy, soybeans, and soy protein: muscle-building alternatives to meat, healthy legumes, or hormone-altering cancer beans? Few foods are as controversial as soyfoods. As always is the case when it comes to controversial stuff, the truth is entirely black or white. Soy means different things to different people. For the weight-lifting fitness aficionado, soy protein for … Read more

Coconut Oil – A Healthier Choice?

Coconut oil has become more and more popular over the last decade, often being hailed as having a number of beneficial health effects. Claims that coconut oil can decrease cardiovascular disease risk, improve weight loss, and even protect against diseases like Alzheimer’s abound. A new meta-analysis takes a look at the scientific evidence behind these … Read more