S5E9: Does puberty impact performance, mirena coil, training through pregnancy and book recommendations
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
8M ago
It's a busy one! In our final episode of Series 5, we answer two questions around the mirena coil, discuss how to deal with the impact of puberty on performance, why it's important to listen to your body when training through pregnancy and we give our book recommendations as we head into the autumn months! Thank you again for providing us with some interesting topic points. Keep your questions coming! Visit the link in our Instagram to submit a question. Books: Choosing to Run: A Memoir, Des Linden The Female Factor, Dr Hazel Wallace The Wild Card, Judy Murray Lioness My Journey To Glory, Be ..read more
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S5E8: 'Game On-The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport' with Sue Anstiss and Dr Ali Bowes
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
9M ago
In this episode we are joined by Sue Anstiss MBE and Dr Ali Bowes to talk about the recent Netflix documentary 'Game On- The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport'. Sue was the presenter and producer of the documentary which highlights some of the issues historically faced by women in sport and the knock on effects still impacting women and girls today. We discuss barriers placed in the way of women taking part in sport such as the female frailty myth, inappropriate clothes women have traditionally been made to wear when participating or competing, plus how we can continue the fight and help rem ..read more
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S5(7): Emma Pallant-Browne: 'Why I didn't want a photo of me bleeding through my suit to be cropped'
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
11M ago
In this episode we speak to long-distance triathlete Emma Pallant-Browne. Recently Emma raced whilst on her period and bled through to her race suit...and it made the news. When a Twitter user called out a picture taken of Emma during the race to be cropped so the blood wouldn’t show, Emma responded in such an empowering and honest way (check out her most recent post on Instagram) and the text below. Emma wrote in response to the tweet: "Thanks for caring but definitely something I’m not shy to talk about because it’s the reality of females in sport. My period comes over a month in between an ..read more
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S5(6): Breast injuries, dealing with injury and why research is so difficult in females
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
In this episode we cover breast injuries and breast pain, including how common it is, why breast injuries in particular go under-reported, plus what you can do to help, such as wearing a correct sports bra and tracking breast pain throughout your cycle. We also cover how to stay motivated during periods of injury and why doing research in females is so hard, and the areas which need more attention (all!) Thank you again for providing us with some interesting topic points. Keep your questions coming! Visit the link in our Instagram to submit a question. Recommended sports bras: For contact s ..read more
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S5(5): Osteoporosis, osteopenia and can the pill mask a menstrual dysfunction?
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
In this episode we discuss the relevance of International Women's Day (this episode was recorded on 15th March), and we answer listeners questions around osteoporosis, osteopenia, and ask can the pill mask a menstrual dysfunction such as amenorrhea? The team also give strategies and tips around how to help get your period back when coming off the pill. Plus, we discuss the various menstrual cycle technologies and apps, including period relief device Myoovie. Thank you again for providing us with some interesting topic points. Keep your questions coming! Visit the link in our Instagram  ..read more
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S5(E3): Coaching the female athlete, education, and addressing the 'race weight' culture
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
Our questions this week are around coaching the female athlete. We chat about the challenges for male coaches and ask are females the preferred option? Also, should National or World Governing Bodies be expected to take on the responsibility of educating their athletes or should it fall to parents?  We discuss how we can ensure coaches and clubs are educated on the various topics of female athlete health.  Plus, we answer a question on the culture of running and weight and the concept of a “race weight”. We ask whether athletics is beginning to break away from this sometimes damagi ..read more
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S5(2): Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: What is it, returning postpartum and Overtraining Syndrome
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
In our second episode back, we're chatting through more listener questions and we're focussing on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). We cover what RED-S is, how it may present, how to deal with RED-S when returning from having a baby and the difference between RED-S and Overtraining Syndrome. Send in your questions for future episodes here. Helpful resources: Returning to running postnatal guidelines Project Red-S: Pippa Woolven ..read more
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S5: We're back and answering your questions! Menstrual cycle & training, relationship with illness & injury
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
We're back for Series 5 and answering your questions! In this episode we catch up with all the happenings of the past six months, highlights include travels to New Zealand, getting married, buying a house and competing in the World Championships to name a few! But enough about us, we're back to answer our listener questions around female athlete health. This episode sees us chat about the menstrual cycle and training, how to adapt in different phases, plus how injury and illness may be impacted by the phase of your cycle you're in and why stress, illness, injury and under fuelling may cause ..read more
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Ultra-endurance and adventure athletes: A sport calling for more women and why we're all tougher than we think
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
And just like that we’re back for season 2! We’re kicking off the new season with a truly awe-inspiring woman and athlete; adventurist and ultra-endurance specialist Jenny Tough. Jenny Tough is currently involved in a project to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every populated continent. Jenny was the first woman to win the Silk Road Mountain Race and Atlas Mountain Race.   Jenny’s profile was raised when she started filming herself completing expeditions and adventures and posting on social media to spread awareness that this sport isn’t just for one demographic (white ..read more
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How do we break the stigma and encourage more people to have the conversation about the menstrual cycle?
Female Athlete Podcast
by Female Athlete Podcast
1y ago
In this episode we speak about a topic close to our hearts: how to get more people speaking openly about the menstrual cycle and why it is so important the area becomes less stigmatised. We ask when is it the right time to bring it up with your coach as an athlete and vice versa or as a parent. We give our top tips for starting this conversation both at home and in a sports setting and more generally with your friends and colleagues. We speak to ten time Olympic swimming medalist Allison Schmitt who tells us about her experiences and anxiety of being on her period when competing in the pool ..read more
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