Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher
About This Show
Julie Foucher is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete, medical student, and member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. Her passion lies in combining what she has learned through CrossFit and medicine to inspire and empower others to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. In this show, she highlights influential and inspiring individuals who use lifestyle to support optimal health.
Most Recent Episode
Training during Pregnancy and Healing Diastasis Recti with Lisa Ryan PH82
2 days ago
As a long-time CrossFitter and member of Valley CrossFit’s Regionals team, Lisa Ryan entered pregnancy in fantastic health. When she became pregnant with her first child shortly following Regionals, she continued to exercise with modifications as she “listened to her body” and followed the advice of her doctor and her coaches. Following her son’s birth, she slowly resumed working out, taking care to keep weights lighter at first and slowly rebuild her core.
At 8 months post-partum, she found that she had lost all her baby weight and yet still had a hard, protruding stomach. After consulting with several doctors and getting no answers, with the help of a friend, she discovered she had diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal wall. She began modifying her workouts and seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist, and with time, her separation decreased. During her second pregnancy, Lisa worked with a team of coaches and therapists to improve her breathing techniques and alignment, and to set up her pelvic floor and abdominals to work together and to be strong to support her pregnancy and recovery.
Today, Lisa is still working to heal her diastasis recti, and she is on a mission to share her message with other moms and moms-to-be that pregnancy and postpartum recovery require specific training and rehabilitative protocols, and that the type of training you do during this time can have lasting effects.
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Date published: 2017-06-13