It depends- there’s no one size fits all approach.

If you’ve been pregnant or are postpartum you’ve probably seen the Facebook ads for “X” approach that guarantees to heal a diastasis or help moms get abs or lose all the baby weight in 2 weeks. Ridiculous. Nothing works for everyone.

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#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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#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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Nutrition During Pregnancy & Postpartum

First off, I'm not a registered dietitian or nutritionist. I've taken a small amount of nutrition classes during my educational career for my field of study (athletic training, then physical therapy). This is not meant to serve as medical advice for pregnant and postpartum women.

Prior to becoming pregnant, I ate a very clean diet- I would estimate 90% Paleo. This worked well for me, as my body seemed to be very sensitive and responded negatively to some food groups. I have never weighed my food, counted macros, etc. Eating clean was enough for me to feel good and I was pretty happy with how my body had responded physically.

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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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