Athlete Articles — Stef Puddicome

Moving Up

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Moving Up

by Stef Puddicome With nationals in the books and a gold medal secured the prep for IPF Worlds begins! I’ve had many ask and heard the buzz about why I went up not one but TWO weight classes. Was this strategy? Was this a team Newfoundland combined effort (Maria also moved up)? If you are interested to know why keep reading!   Eleven weeks prior to nationals I had major abdominal surgery. Contrary to the live stream announcing it was not my appendix; contrary to a few inquiries I received it was not a hernia. The medical issues leading into...

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I Always Train, Period

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I Always Train, Period

by Stef Puddicome How each individual deals with this for training may be completely different. Since I get asked all the time what I do specifically for my training while I am on my period here it is. I always train, period.  On a good month your period may just be a mild annoyance. However, on a bad month it can feel like a thousand tiny ninjas kicking your abdomen wall from the inside. As a female powerlifter we have to deal with training (or not training) during our menstrual cycle. Do we train? Do we take a break? Do...

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