Episode 81: Navigating Exercise and Pregnancy as a CrossFit Athlete with Desiree Poppens

Episode 81: Navigating Exercise and Pregnancy as a CrossFit Athlete with Desiree Poppens

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This is probably one of the most special episodes I’ve had, and one that every single pregnant athlete can benefit from listening to. I interviewed my sister, from the hospital while she was in early labor. I swear she was OK with us in order to help pass the time. Her water unexpectedly broke at 37 weeks exactly, surprising us all!

We talked about her training through pregnancy, especially because so much of it was shared on my platforms. We discussed the different symptoms she had, what we did about them, and her overall approach to navigating this chapter as a CrossFit athlete and soon to be mom. Her baby was born about 12 hours later.

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You can now register for my on-demand online workshop, Introduction to Coaching Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes. I cover the basics of core + pelvic health, athlete mindset, adjustments for pregnant clients, and helping your mom clients return to their performance goals postpartum. It’s 100% free, register here:  briannabattles.com/intro-to-coaching 

Join the team! Learn about becoming a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach here: briannabattles.com/ppacoach 

Pregnant? My training program for pregnancy is here:

briannabattles.com/pregnant-athlete

Postpartum? My 8-week postpartum athlete training program is here: https://www.briannabattles.com/8weeks 

Need flexible yet effective workouts? Join the Practice Brave Fitness Program here: https://briannabattles.com/practicebrave.

Join the FREE Pregnant & Postpartum Athlete Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141211206516734


MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:

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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