146: 2 Time UFC Champion and New Mom Carla Esparza on Her Impressive History as a Fighter and Entering Motherhood

146 - 2 Time UFC Champion and New Mom Carla Esparza on Her Impressive History as a Fighter and Entering Motherhood - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

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Today I chat with Carla Esparza, a pioneer female fighter in the MMA world and 2 time UFC champion, about her history as a fighter and how it's shifted as she's entered motherhood in the past year. We chat about what training looked like during pregnancy and her current plan to postpartum. Above all, Carla exemplifies the meaning of athletic maturity as she is patient with the process of returning to sport with a lifetime of athleticism as the goal.

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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!

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