CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: 4th Trimester

You’ve given birth, YAY and Congratulations! The fourth trimester is a period of transition considered to be from when you give birth until three months postpartum. Whether you are a first-time mom navigating what it means to care for your infant, or a mom of multiples navigating the world of introducing a new family member to the… Continue reading CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: 4th Trimester

CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: Trimester 3

This is the third segment in my CrossFitting Through Pregnancy series. You can find Trimester 1 here and Trimester 2 here. This week we are talking about everything third trimester! You are now in the home stretch! During the 3rd trimester, your body is rapidly changing as baby is growing fast.  A growing baby means more pressure on the… Continue reading CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: Trimester 3

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CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: Trimester 2

You’re in the second trimester of your pregnancy, YAY! Some of the feelings and symptoms that you may have been feeling in the first trimester may be starting to go away in the second, and you may be starting to feel a little bit more like yourself. You might be feeling much more energetic, less… Continue reading CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: Trimester 2

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CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

During the first trimester there are a wide variety of potential symptoms you could be feeling: fatigue, nausea or sickness, shortness of breath, dizziness or light headedness, softening of the ligaments in the pelvis, inability to eat certain foods – these all can potentially affect your training. Or, at the other end of the spectrum you could be… Continue reading CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

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“Murph” Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant & Postpartum Athletes

Memorial Day Murph Every year on Memorial Day, it has become a tradition for CrossFit gyms around the country to do the Hero WOD, “Murph”. The work out as prescribed (RX) is as follows: For time:1 mile Run100 Pull-ups200 Push-ups300 Squats1 mile Run In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who… Continue reading “Murph” Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant & Postpartum Athletes

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Coning: What Is It and Why You Should Care V2

I first wrote this post a year ago. I wanted to update it as I have grown a lot as a coach in the last year. Since it first posted it seems as though coning is much more well known – but it seems the scales have tipped from unknown information to information that has… Continue reading Coning: What Is It and Why You Should Care V2

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Your Pelvic Floor & A Fitness Coach: What Does One Have to Do With the Other?

I am a Fitness and Nutrition Coach, not a pelvic floor physical therapist (PFPT), yet I have been writing about PFPT for the past few weeks. So, what does one have to do with the other? First I just want to note, I am a Fitness and Nutrition Coach who has studied pelvic health, pregnancy,… Continue reading Your Pelvic Floor & A Fitness Coach: What Does One Have to Do With the Other?

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Your Pelvic Floor: What You Need to Know

This is part 1 to an ongoing pelvic floor series in which I will go over a variety of topics and information regarding your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is so important for so many reasons, but few people ever give it a second thought. I know that I didn’t until I was having issues… Continue reading Your Pelvic Floor: What You Need to Know

CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

CrossFit Open 19.5 Movement Strategy Playbook for the Pregnant & Postpartum Athlete

We are in the final week of the 2019 CF Open, this is it! Here is some background on me if it’s your first time here. Hi! My name is Kerri Grace. I am a Level 2 CrossFit Coach, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach, Certified Pre-Postnatal Coach, and Level 1 USAW Coach. I have focused… Continue reading CrossFit Open 19.5 Movement Strategy Playbook for the Pregnant & Postpartum Athlete

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CrossFit Open 19.4 Movement Strategy Playbook for the Pregnant and Postpartum Athlete

Hello and welcome to week 4 (!) of the 2019 CF Open! I can't believe that we are more than halfway through already. Here is some background on me if it’s your first time here. Hi! My name is Kerri Grace. I am a Level 2 CrossFit Coach, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach, Certified Pre-Postnatal… Continue reading CrossFit Open 19.4 Movement Strategy Playbook for the Pregnant and Postpartum Athlete