Episode 53: 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Foluke Akinradewo & Her PFPT On Diastasis And Training For The Olympics

Episode 53: 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Foluke Akinradewo & Her PFPT On Diastasis And Training For The Olympics

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This episode is one of the most impactful ones I have ever recorded. In this episode, we talked to three time Olympic gold medalist Folukea Akinradewo and her pelvic floor physical therapist (and my amazing colleague), Melia Perrizo.

We talked about her training during pregnancy, how our collaboration worked to help guide her process, being a new mom and training for the Olympics during Covid, and how she navigated a significant diastasis and still made the USA Olympic Volleyball team as a starter.

The story needs to be told, and we are so happy to debut it here.

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The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you’re looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women’s health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you’re a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we’ll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you’re at because she’s been there too!

Tune in every other week and share the show with your athlete friends!

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