#WorkoutWednesday - Week 9 #MMMomWOD

Can't believe we're on week 9 of this series & the summer is almost over! Has there been anything you've seen so far that you have questions about? Are there any movements/specifics you're looking for that I haven't gone over yet?

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Taking the extra rest day.

Most people who like to workout have athlete brain to some extent. Athlete brain can help us power through tough workouts and muscle soreness, but it can also put us at risk of injury. 

If if you’ve scrolled far enough back in this blog, you’ll find my story of chronic back pain and injury. Part of why my injury became chronic pain was that my symptoms weren’t bad enough to stop me from continuing to train. I didn’t feel any “sharp pains”, more just of an “ache”. So I pushed and continued to train and even compete for 6 months without a change in my symptoms. 

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#WorkoutWednesday - Week 8 #MMMomWOD

Here's to another week of programming, working out, training or movement. Has there been anything you've seen so far that you have questions about? Are there any movements/specifics you're looking for that I haven't gone over yet?

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Why listening to my body wasn't enough.

I’ve been at a physical therapy course all weekend for pregnant and postpartum women. It’s been a great course and I’m excited to not only use the knowledge in my practice, but also connect the dots for the followers on social media.

Before becoming pregnant, I didn’t have much knowledge of training during pregnancy, despite my background as a PT and CrossFitting for quite a few years. I was told many different things by those around me, healthcare providers and the internet/apps. Some said to not let my heart rate get over a certain number. The most common theme was continue doing what I had previously done and just listen to my body. Besides that, there was no guidelines. CrossFit had put out a two page sheet on recommendations for scaling/modifications for specific movements, and that was the extent of resources I found/had.

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#WorkoutWednesday - Week 7 #MMMomWOD

Here's to another week of programming, working out, training or movement. Whichever best applies to you, I hope you find this series helpful.

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#WorkoutWednesday - Week 6 #MMMomWOD

We've been doing this for a while- anything you haven't seen yet that you want to see? Drop a comment below, use the contact page or find me on social media!

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#WorkoutWednesday - Week 5 #MMMomWOD

Welcome to the fifth week of #WorkoutWednesday - I go a little further back in the programming archives this week for a day of programming from March 2017. Now that I know more about coaching and scaling during pregnancy (and postpartum), it's interesting for me to look back at workouts I performed while pregnant and how I would scale them differently now.

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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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Why I don’t recommend jumping rope during pregnancy

If you’ve been following my scaling recommendations during the Open, Murph and now my weekly Wednesday posts, you’ve probably noticed that I recommend scaling jumping rope to another monostructural movement during pregnancy. Well, I’m going to dive into that here.

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#WorkoutWednesday - Week 4 #MMMomWOD

Welcome to the fourth week of #WorkoutWednesday - I decided to do a workout that is popular for the 4th of July, since that will be next Wednesday. A little ironic that this week is also the 4th week of me doing this series...I wanted the readers to have some ideas on scaling if this workout shows up at their gym. LTF CrossFit did a version of "1776" last year for the 4th, see it below.

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