Episode 19: Using Athlete Brain to your Advantage in Motherhood and Life

Using Athlete Brain to your Advantage in Motherhood and Life

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Experiencing pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood as an athlete with athlete brain is really unlike anything else. In this episode I am talking about what athlete brain is and how we can use it to our advantage as we experience the life changes that occur through pregnancy and beyond.

Understanding how I was experiencing things differently because of my athlete brain was the driving force of starting Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism. Now I use my understanding of it to coach coaches and practitioners on how to effectively work with athletes as they experience pregnancy and beyond.

There are a multitude of factors that happen when an athlete finds out she is pregnant and understanding her mindset (and how it can help her) is what I am talking about in this episode!

Whether you are a pregnant athlete, an athlete that is also a mom, or coach these women, this episode is going to be great for you to hear. Let me know your thoughts over on Instagram once you’ve listened!


In this episode, we cover:

  • What the components of athlete brain are,
  • Navigating the postpartum period as an athlete, and
  • How to leverage athlete brain to work in our favor


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with me on Instagram!
  • Find my free resources HERE
  • Enjoying the show? You can write us a review on Apple Podcasts HERE!
  • Don’t miss our last episode on body image, diastasis and representation in fitness with Inemesit Graham



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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