121: My Mom’s Inspiring Story That Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights: Athleticism Through Grandmother-hood / Happy 65th Birthday, Sharon!

121 - My Mom’s Inspiring Story That Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights - Athleticism Through Grandmother-hood / Happy 65th Birthday, Sharon! Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

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Happy 65th birthday to my amazing mom, Sharon! She is an inspiration to many and today she shares her story of finding fitness later in life (we’re talking 50s) after overcoming a challenging past of living in survival mode and working all the time to support me and my sister.

Lifting weights was not the norm for my mom’s generation and is only now becoming more of a mainstream activity. Sharon proves that athleticism does not have an expiration date and that you can start at any age to get strong and lift heavy. She just went viral for a video of her deadlifting 200lbs for 5… no big deal. We talk about how important and needed it is to be strong through not only motherhood, but grandmotherhood and as we age. She’s living her best life doing CrossFit, biking, hiking, skiing, Pickleball, and more.

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Get the FREE Guide I created with Heather Osby. Specific exercise substitutions plus guidance on how to change up your workouts in each trimester. briannabattles.com/adjust

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This FREE guide helps you begin to rehab your core + pelvic floor and build a solid foundation so that you can safely return to the exercise you love. briannabattles.com/6weeks

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The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you're looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women's health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you're a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we'll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you're at because she's been there too!

Tune in every other week and share the show with your athlete friends!

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