Why I don’t recommend kipping beyond the first trimester.

Us CrossFitters love our kipping- it helps us do sexy gymansty stuff. But it’s not the best idea if someone is pregnant. Here’s why.

Let’s think about the kip. It’s broken down into the hollow swing and the arch swing. Both of those positions can cause symptoms/issues in pregnant athletes. In the hollow position, there is increased stress and demand on the abdominals. In the arch position, the abdominals are put on stretch – especially for those who over-exaggerate or "break" the kip.

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