In this episode I am working with a co-host, Judy Murray, and a special guest, Georgie Bruinvels
Georgie is the research scientist responsible for the development and launch of an amazing new app which helps females track and support themselves through their menstrual cycle. There is also a brand new app which allows the coach to work with the athlete throughout her cycle.
Go to https://www.fitrwoman.com to download the app
I have time coded this show so you can find the answers to the questions from Kris and Judy. As you will see from the timeline, we get through a load of different topics.
This really could be a game changer for all females and their coaches. Please share with as many people as you can so this work can become the norm as soon as possible.
3m 11 – What Kris and Judy want to get from the show
7m 4 – What Georgie wants from the show
11m 44 – Why is the menstrual cycle still considered such a taboo subject?
13m 10 – What are the physiological changes girls go through in puberty?
14m 16 – how does the app support coaches?
15m 38 – Being on your period is not an excuse for under performing….
16m 22 – JUDY – how do coaches have to adapt their training during the cycle?
16m 54 – Why is tennis such a demanding sport for females?
17m 56 – What do females have to replenish with when menstruating?
19m 20 – What effects does the cycle have on a female athletes skill level?
21m 40 – What are the functions of the app and what could be the implications to adding value to coaching world?
23m 42 – Are there opportunities to train other areas in the cycle?
25m 12 – The differences between boys and girls in puberty….
27m 40 – What is the situation like in the world of running?
30m 30 – JUDY – Can this be vital information for parents and their children?
33m 14 – What does the contraceptive pill do and can athletes be more proactive around their cycle?
36m 40 – What are the biggest demands in tennis for females?
37m 41 – JUDY – preparing for tennis matches….
41m 14 – using the app….
43m 50 – bringing individual norms and how your body breaks down food differently at varying times of cycle
45m 55 – JUDY – can you record what you eat?
46m 17 – JUDY – do female athletes need to be mindful of clothing?
48m 22 – Why have a hot shower 30 minutes before bed?
49m 32 – How do the coaches liaise with the athlete through the app?
50m 35 – JUDY – seems like there is potential for all females with app….
52m 30 – female coaches could use app for themselves
53m 14 – app creates understanding and empathy
54m 15 – what are biggest myths around the menstrual cycle?
55m 4 – advice for Kris as a father of a daughter…..
57m 57 – JUDY – demands of travelling on the tour for females….
61m – app will help create a better team ethos
62m 56 – there is an opportunity for everyone to benefit from app, male and female
66m 30 – why women have, historically, not been researched….
Thank you to http://www.hueandcry.co.uk for the intro and outro music
Thank you to http://www.olinightingale.com for the podcast artwork
Thank you to Judy Murray for co-hosting this show