Postpartum

How do I change my breathing during pregnancy/postpartum

Breathing has grown a lot in awareness within the health and fitness industry. You could say it’s had a glow-up of attention over the past few years, yes with good reasons, yes with some overkill. While breathing is a simple, automatic process that we, of course, take for granted, there are different breath strategies that …

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Your First 6 Weeks Postpartum: 6 movements + guidance for the postpartum athlete

*This guidance is NOT medical advice and all pregnancies, birth methods and recoveries vary by individual and experience. It is highly suggested to prioritize rest above stress. For at least the first six weeks postpartum, keep activity levels low to moderate and know that less is more right now even if it seems counterintuitive. WHEN …

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The 5 P’s: Preconception, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pelvic Health, Performance

When it comes to preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, performance and pelvic health, there’s a lot of extreme OR generic info. I like to hang out in the middle, connecting all the considerations for a variety of individuals. Yes, we can make some general suggestions. Yes, we can identify the extremes. But mostly importantly, I want anyone who …

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Journey with Lindsey Valenzuela

CrossFit Games Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela Trusts the Postpartum Process Let’s #flashbackfriday with Lindsey Valenzuela.  Lindsey is a longtime friend and first pro athlete who let me help guide her pregnancy and postpartum athleticism chapters. (Follow the P&PA coaches and athletes at @pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism and Lindsey on Instagram @liftlikelindsey). We didn’t actually start working together as coach/athlete until the beginning of …

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Part 1: diastasis recti, abdominoplasty & considerations for the female athlete

I have (mostly, uncomfortably, incredibly anxiously) decided to get an abdominoplasty early next year. I can’t believe I am writing this, nevertheless committing to even considering it. It feels heavy, embarrassing, complicated and overwhelming to share, but it’s important for me, and maybe for you. Before you read the last chapters of a long, long …

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