Disordered eating in women's powerlifting - Luisa Vargas

Published on: 4th August, 2021

Please remember that no episode of the MyoMinds podcast can be used as a replacement for medical advice and/or care.

Disclaimer - In this podcast we talk about disordered eating and body dysmorphic behaviours and thoughts.

In this episode, I spoke with P.h.D student and powerlifter Luisa Vargas about her recently published paper titled "Weight on the bar vs Weight on the scale". Luisa and I delve into the pressure women are subjected to as strength athletes, and how this contrasts with societal pressures.

We also discuss the different pressures on men and women in powerlifting, the role of the coach and suggest good practice for coaches in the sport.

To find Luisa you can follow her on:

Instagram: @the.luisavargas

Twitter: @LuisaFPVargas

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MyoMinds Podcast
Demystifying mental health in the exercising community
The MyoMinds podcast is here to start the discussions around disordered eating, exercise addiction, muscle dysmorphia, and everything in-between within exercisers.

Our guests include professional athletes, Experts, Doctors, coaches, experts by experience, and more.

The podcast is hosted by the CEO of MyoMinds, George Mycock. He has personal experience with eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia, depression, and anxiety.

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George Mycock

I am the CEO of MyoMinds and the host of the MyoMinds Podcast. I'm a fitness enthusiast who has lived experience with eating disorders, compulsive exercise, and body dysmorphia. I want to improve the understanding of mental health within the fitness and sport community.