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Postpartum Lower Core Exercises | FastTwitchGrandma Tips & Tricks

FastTwitchGrandma presents Lower Abdominal Exercises for Postpartum or major pelvic surgeries (I.e. hysterectomy, cesarean delivery etc): 1.Diaphragm breathing (5 x inhale for 5 exhale for 5) 2.Leg Extensions (12-14 reps each side) 3.Heel Slides (12-14 reps each side) 4. Toe Taps (12-14 reps each side) ***KEYNOTE: Make sure to keep your back completely flat

Do Women’s Menstrual Cycle Affect Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage

Alyssa Bialowas   Introduction Studies have shown that a woman’s menstrual cycle can affect exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress that follow bouts of physical activity and exercise. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and major female sex hormone that is responsible for the development of female secondary sex characteristics. During the menstrual cycle, estradiol

DHA Supplementation Reduces Inflammation After Exercise

Alyssa Bialowas Introduction to DHA Supplementation Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is essential for the growth and functional development of the infant brain. It is a primary structural component and required for the maintenance of the adult human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina in adults. Humans obtain DHA directly from

Mothering – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Julia C. Basso, PhD Reporting from the 2017 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting Becoming a mother can be one of the most amazing, rewarding, and enriching experiences in life.  It can also be one of the most challenging experiences you’ll ever face. My baby girl, Juliette, was born on February 15, 2015. She is now

Exercise Training Plan For Patients With Breast Cancer

Moji Kaviani, Ph.D., CEP Prevalence of breast cancer is alarmingly increasing in women across the world which is the leading cause of cancer death in this population. Despite using the advanced methods of treatments (e.g. chemotherapy and radiation), these treatments could adversely affect cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and well-being of patients (Fairman et al., 2016) Results

Meet a Track & Field Masters Athlete

Recently, FastTwitchGrandma attended the Huntsman Senior Games, where we stopped to talk with 52-year old professional runner Cindy Blakeley-Cameron. Cindy speaks with us about her professional running history and the records she has set, shares her tips on staying in strong running shape, and gives advice for masters individuals trying to get into track and field.

Do Female Athletes Need More Sleep?

Hadley Seward Do female athletes need more sleep? Female athletes face different challenges than our male counterparts. Women are more likely to sustain sports-related injuries than men [1]. We experience hormonal fluctuations throughout the month that can affect how our bodies build or break down muscle. And, as it turns out, we have different

Strong Is The New Strong – Girls Gone RX

FastTwitchGrandma recently attended Girls Gone RX in Denver, CO. Girls Gone RX is an all female Crossfit competition made up of 3 person teams. Their partner BrightPink.org has a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. These women are a true inspiration.

Women & High Intensity Interval Training – Ebook

Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition, which is

5 Ways HIIT Improves Fitness in Women

Alyssa Bialowas Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition,