Episode 4 - BFR strength training in women with Osteoporosis (with guest Kelly Beahan)

Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 4.

Osteoporosis is a relevant issue in an ageing population.  Strength training has been shown to assist with improving outcomes with those who have osteoporosis.  The addition of low-load BFR to a strength training routine is that it can provide the user with similar benefits to that of traditional high-load resistance. In an ageing population this has multiple benefits due to the need to not having to lift heavy loads.

This podcast reviews the article: Chronic Effect of Strength Training with Blood Flow Restriction on Muscular Strength among Women with Osteoporosis by Silva, J. et al., (2015). Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 18(4).

It covers some fantastic practical outcomes from other studies as well.

This article fits well with my interview with Kelly Beahan in "how you do BFR."

Kelly has extensive experience as a strength and conditioning coach in a multitude of professional and top tier sports:
  • NRL team Wests Tigers
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU Academy, Mens & Women's Rugby Sevens and the Australian Wallabies)
  • NRL team Cronulla Sharks and a role as Rehabilitation Coordinator followed before roles with
  • Cricket NSW as Strength & Conditioning Coach - developed the NSW Women's Pathway Program, 
  • Head S&C for NSW Breakers and a member of the coaching staff in the inaugural WBBL winning team Sydney Thunder - the first time a female as lead S&C Coach has won a national title.

Kelly is urrently preparing Australian Paralympian Sit Ski Athlete Sam Tait (click here to check some of his training) who competes in Alpine Ski and Slalom events for World Cup events scheduled for the Northern Hemisphere Winter and Beijjing 2022 as well as partnering with US based S&C Coach Joel Jamieson as the Australian distributor for the Morpheus Recovery Band.

She also does a lot of injury rehabilitation work so make sure you look her up at the following:

Instagram: @itskel and also check out @morpheus_aus

Twitter: @kellybeahan

 Thanks for listening 


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