250 Christine Yu: Menstrual cycle tracking and training, what we know and where we need more research
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
1w ago
Today we welcome award winning journalist and life long athlete Christine Yu to talk about the menstrual cycle tracking craze that we have seen in recent years. Christine will walk you through the different phases of the menstrual cycle, some of the physiological changes that happen week to week and why these fluctuations can effect our exercise. She also dives into some myths about cycle tracking and why it's not as simple as giving general guidelines like, high intensity around ovulation and stretching during luteal. At the heart of this episode is the importance of cycle tracking as a way t ..read more
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249 Em Palmerton: Nutrition for Strength & Why You Need Carbohydrates
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
1M ago
Today we welcome dietician, coach and strength athlete, Em Palmerton for a conversation about nutrition and why carbs are so important for strength. We hear so much about protein intake, but what about carbs? Em talks about fitness trends, how carbs have been demonized in many circles, and why healthy exercise is about more than just being lean. Kathryn and Em talk about why carbs are specifically important for strength training, how to navigate blood sugar information, and why macro tracking can be useful in certain advanced situations, but isn't always helpful.  To learn more about Em c ..read more
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248 Greg Lehman: Does technique matter? What about spinal flexion? And other hot topics.
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
2M ago
This week we welcome physiotherapist, educator and researcher, Greg Lehman. Kathryn and Greg tackle a few topics that require a lot of nuance, like, is technique important for preventing injury and spinal flexion across different demographics including people with osteoporosis. Greg shares insights on what we know from the research, and topics where we don't have enough evidence (yet) to make black and white claims. They talk about the importance of strength training, loading gradually over time and actual risk factors in class settings.  Greg also answers a couple of listener questions a ..read more
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247 Gina Wright: Strength Training, Fuelling & HIIT for Perimenopause
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
3M ago
In this episode Kathryn and Gina talk about perimenopause and why strength training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are really helpful in this phase of life. Gina also shares quite a bit about pre-exercise fuelling and why starting exercise with extra energy is incredibly powerful. Perimenopause is a confusing time, there's no test to say you are in perimenopause, and it can start earlier than we think. In this podcast you will learn more about why consuming both protein and carbs pre-training is useful, how muscle and metabolism are linked, what true HIIT is, and the importance of ..read more
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246: Recapping the Dr. Stacy Sims Interview
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
3M ago
Our interview with Dr. Stacy Sims was a banger! We got numerous emails and messages from our audience expressing how powerful the conversation was. Kathryn and Chris sat down to recap a handful of the main points that really stood out and give more practical context for those of you wanting to integrate this knowledge further. If you have not yet listened to Ep. 245 go do that now, then come back for this one! To learn more about our upcoming Strength & Conditioning Program beginning April 17th click here. *** For all other Mindful Strength offerings including our membership platform and 1 ..read more
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245 Dr. Stacy Sims: Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition for Postmenopause
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
4M ago
Today we welcome one of our favourite researchers, teachers and speakers, Dr. Stacy Sims! In this episode Kathryn and Dr. Sims talk about what makes female physiology so unique and why strength and conditioning are essential for longevity. They tackle popular topics like intermittent fasting, 10,000 steps a day, exercising on an empty stomach and the keto diet. Dr. Sims speaks about the importance of heavy loading and multi-directional impact for muscle and bone health, and why yoga and low impact are not enough. They iron out how much protein women in this stage of life need, how to absorb mo ..read more
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244 Dr. Caitlin Casella: Progressive Exercise for Osteoarthritis
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
4M ago
In this episode Dr. Caitlin Casella and Kathryn talk about what osteoarthritis is, and how you can use progressive exercise to help manage pain, inflammation, and feel more robust in daily life. Most of what we have been taught about osteoarthritis relates to "wear and tear" but as you will learn in this interview, there's so much more to the story.  Main points you will learn about... Pain science as it relates to structural changes in joints Knee joints specifically Beginning exercise even when pain is present How gentle aerobic exercise can be a great place to begin, before heading in ..read more
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243 Dr. Stephanie Carter Kelley: Holistic Perspectives on Lower Back Pain
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
5M ago
Dr. Stephanie Carter Kelley is back on the podcast this time for a conversation about lower back pain, pain science, the multi-factorial nature of pain and how culture deeply effects our pain experiences. Stephanie takes a truly holistic approach to treating pain, as a movement teacher and clinician. This episode will have you reflecting on pain in more nuanced ways and understanding how fear and avoidance influence pain. To listen to Stephanie's first episode on osteoporosis, Ep. 214 click here. To learn more about Stephanie's work and courses, click here. To follow her on Instagram click her ..read more
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242 Trina Altman: From bands to barbells, why building strength really matters
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
5M ago
In this episode Kathryn and Trina talk about shifting from lighter weights and bands to coaching clients using heavy weights and barbells. Both came from yoga/pilates and have been incorporating strength training into their classes and programs for years. They talk about why building strength and progressing to heavier weights is highly beneficial, even if it seems a bit scary at first. Trina also shares about how her training and nutrition have changed through her 50's and into peri menopause.  Trina Altman is a movement educator who helps teachers tap into their own brilliance and under ..read more
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241 Dr. Scotty Butcher: Energy Systems, Conditioning & Metabolic Health
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by Kathryn Bruni-Young
11M ago
Today we welcome one of Kathryn's mentors, Dr. Scotty Butcher back to the podcast for a conversation about energy systems. Every time you move, your body is using and re-synthesizing energy. Learn where that energy comes from and why high intensity exercise has metabolic and muscle building benefits. Scotty will help you understand aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, balancing strength and conditioning, and what is actually fuelling your training. You will also learn why mid-workout rest breaks are vital to replenish energy in order to feel successful and efficient in exercise. To learn more ..read more
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