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Join strength and nutrition coach Nikki Naab-Levy for conversations with industry experts that cut through the B.S. and deliver science-backed insights on strength training, nutrition, and conquering fitness with hypermobility.

Results Not Typical Nikki Naab-Levy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Join strength and nutrition coach Nikki Naab-Levy for conversations with industry experts that cut through the B.S. and deliver science-backed insights on strength training, nutrition, and conquering fitness with hypermobility.

    Overcoming Pain & Fear: Strength Training Insights for Hypermobility with Libby Hinsley

    Overcoming Pain & Fear: Strength Training Insights for Hypermobility with Libby Hinsley

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Dr. Libby Hinsley about how to get started strength training with hypermobility if you have a history or fear of pain and injury.
    Topics covered
    Essential strategies for starting strength training safely if you're frequently battling pain, fatigue, or post-exercise flare-ups. Common misconceptions about alignment and its role in safety and injury prevention for hypermobile individuals. Why a gradual approach to increasing load and challenge is more effective than trying to push past your individual level of tolerance How strength training can reduce pain and expand your movement options if it's applied with considerations for hypermobility Practical advice on dealing with flare-ups, with a focus on understanding the interplay between the nervous system, pain, and strength training. Connect with Libby
    Instagram: @libbyhinsleypt Podcast: Zebra Talks Website: libbyhinsley.com Connect with Nikki
    Get a week of free customizable strength workouts Instagram: @naablevyfitness Website: naablevy.com

    • 55 min
    HRV for recovery, POTS, and exercise intolerance with Dr. Mike T. Nelson

    HRV for recovery, POTS, and exercise intolerance with Dr. Mike T. Nelson

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Dr. Mike T. Nelson to explore the intersection of heart rate variability (HRV) and navigating dysautonomia exercise intolerance. 
    Topics covered:
    Understanding HRV: Learn what heart rate variability is and how it can gauge your readiness to exercise and your recovery capacity. Wearable Tech Insights: Delve into how devices like the Garmin and Oura Ring measure HRV and their roles in health tracking. HRV for Dysautonomia & POTS: Discover how HRV can be a game-changer for those with chronic conditions when navigating exercise and flare-ups Establishing Exercise Baselines: Strategies for building exercise tolerance and resilience in the face of chronic conditions. Managing Flare-Ups: Practical tips on using HRV data to navigate through flare-ups more effectively. Improving HRV: Explore methods to improve your HRV, including cardio protocols and lifestyle changes that make a difference. Links mentioned:
    Dr. Mike's Website: https://miketnelson.com/
    Dr. Mike's HRV Education Course: https://miketnelsons.samcart.com/products/hrv-education-course-w-dr-mike-t-nelson-enroll-now/
    Join my list and get a free week of workouts: https://naablevy.com/free-guides 
     

    • 59 min
    On Pain, Exercise, & Healthcare with Hypermobility with Dr. Melissa Koehl

    On Pain, Exercise, & Healthcare with Hypermobility with Dr. Melissa Koehl

    This episode deep dives into the world of hypermobility with physical therapist Dr. Melissa Koehl. During this episode, Nikki and Melissa discuss navigating pain, exercise, and the healthcare system as a hypermobile human.
    Topics covered:
    The complex reasons why hypermobile humans often deal with joint pain, soreness and fatigue.
    Strength versus stability and the value in cultivating both
    Strategies for physical therapy and exercise to build strength and stability with fewer pain flares.
    How to measure progress when you’re hypermobile and why "pain-free" might not be the best short-term goal.
    The importance of addressing comorbidities beyond joint pain and how to self advocate in a healthcare setting. 
    Connect with Melissa
    Visit Melissa’s website to learn more about her classes and offerings.
    Learn more about Melissa’s course Navigating Healthcare as a Hypermobile Human
    Follow Melissa on Instagram @dr.melissakoehl.pt 
    Connect with Nikki
    Grab your week of free customizable strength workouts with modifications for pain or hypermobility!
    Sign up for Nikki’s free Strength Q&A on March 10, 2024
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness 
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Scientific Claims on Social Media. Who Can You Trust? with Travis Pollen

    Scientific Claims on Social Media. Who Can You Trust? with Travis Pollen

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Travis Pollen, PhD Health & Rehabilitation Sciences about how to critically assess scientific and research claims in the social media and online space.
    They discuss:
    The limitations of research and how it doesn't always hold up when applied to real life The problem is cherry picking or only selecting a single study to site on why you are doing something rather than considering the larger body of evidence and how this can lead to misleading claims Why you can't believe everything you hear in the media or on Instagram, even when it comes from an authority  Why most health and fitness advice is really boring and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is Resources mentioned:
    Research review for health and fitness professionals and teachers: physio-network.com Resource improving communication skills between health / movement professionals and clients: The Level Up Initiative  To connect with Travis, visit travispollen.com or follow him @fitness_pollenator on Instagram.

    • 55 min
    Navigating Fitness & Flare-Ups with Hypermobilty with Robyn Scherr

    Navigating Fitness & Flare-Ups with Hypermobilty with Robyn Scherr

    In this episode, Nikki chats with crainosacral therapist Robyn Scherr about her lived and professional experience navigating fitness in a hypermobile body. 
    They discuss:
    Common misconceptions around hypermobility, exercise, and injury Why doing less when starting a new exercise program will often get you better results How stress affects exercise tolerance and recovery  Strategies that Robyn has used to get stronger with fewer flare-ups Their personal experiences navigating flare-ups and bad body days Connect with Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness
    Join Nikki's list for more hypermobility resources!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    From beginner to badass: One year of strength training with Rachel Zwass

    From beginner to badass: One year of strength training with Rachel Zwass

    In this episode of Nikki interviews her friend Rachel Zwass about her journey into strength training and some of the surprising insights Rachel has gained since she started in February of 2023. 
    They discuss:
    Rachel's initial apprehensions about starting and perceptions of strength training as boring How Rachel progressed from lighter weights to more challenging weights and exercises The physical benefits and increased functionality that Rachel experienced as a result of strength training and how it helped her recover more quickly from injury The difference between following a PDF strength program versus an app based strength program What to expect in terms of soreness when you're new to strength training Links mentioned:
    CLICK HERE or visit gettotalpackage.com to learn more about the Total Package Strength app based program and enroll. 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

jennimpact ,

Refreshing authenticity

Nikki has excellent guests and out of the fitness pop box conversations. I appreciate her boldness and transparency.

marisolco ,

Taking us out of our comfort zone

Nikki gets real and opens that communication for those of us that are needing the voice of advocacy in the Pilates industry. I listened to episode 35 today because I saw the guest, Beth! I respect Beth’s teachings in Pilates and her workshop, Trauma Informed Pilates. Finally, opening our eyes to looking inside of ourselves as instructors to re-evaluate our approach in teaching.

trpollen ,

I love "Results Not Typical"!

Nikki isn't afraid to challenge dogma and call B.S. She brings fantastic guests on the podcast always asks insightful and thought-provoking questions. I love this podcast!

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