I wasn't always as knowledgeable about pregnant and postpartum athleticism as I am now. For those of you that may not know me, my name is Kerri Grace and I am the owner of Grace Fitness and Nutrition. I started my coaching journey about 6 years ago in CrossFit and have since also gotten my… Continue reading 9 Essential Tools For Coaching Pregnant & Postpartum Athletes
If you are pregnant, may want to get pregnant one day, have had a child, are a woman, or know someone that fits the bill, then this post is for you. I speak to alignment in terms pregnancy and postpartum but this really applies to everyone in terms of pelvic floor functionality. I am continuing… Continue reading Proper Alignment is Everything: Why You Should Bother & How To Find Yours.
Memorial Day Murph Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnancy and Postpartum Athletes 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 Run 100 Pull-ups 200 Push-ups 300 Squats 1… Continue reading “Murph” Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes
Today my heart is just so happy and full. It’d be a lie to tell you the past two years have been easy. It hasn’t. It’s hard to be pregnant. It’s even harder to be pregnant and navigate how to continue working out safely. It’s hard to give birth. And it’s hard to take care… Continue reading A Peek Into My Own Postpartum Journey. Coming Back from Diastasis Recti and Umbilical Hernia.
So you may have heard that it's a good idea to read the nutrition facts and ingredient labels of anything that you buy at the grocery store. But sometimes when you're looking at the ingredients, it can be really hard to know exactly what you are looking at. Hidden sugars are sneaking their way into… Continue reading How to Spot Hidden Sugars
The world is super busy these days, right? Everyone has somewhere to be, five minutes ago...and somewhere else to be ten minutes after that. We have jobs, significant others, children, parents, siblings, friends....never mind hobbies or other interests that WE want to have time for. Now add in leading a healthy lifestyle, going to the… Continue reading Five Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health
The last workout for the 2018 Open is upon us. 18.5 is something we all voted for and the results are in! I think we all knew thrusters were going to be somewhere in there. Which workout did you vote for? .. here are my play by play considerations for pregnant and postpartum athletes. Workout 18.5… Continue reading CrossFit Open 18.5 Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes
18.4 has been announced and it's another one to help dive the pack from your everyday CrossFit athletes to those who will be moving onto Regionals. We have a double Diane medley with Deadlifts, handstand pushups and handstand walks (I do believe this is the first time we are seeing handstand walks in the Open!… Continue reading CrossFit Open 18.4 Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes
Ok guys, 18.3 has been announced wow its a good one.. here are my play by play considerations for pregnant and postpartum athletes. Pregnant Athletes *Steady pace is the name of the game on this workout. Piston breathing strategy is going to be important here. (check out Julie Wiebe if you haven't heard of this… Continue reading 18.3 Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes
18.2 and 18.2a has been announced! Read on for pregnancy and postpartum considerations. The workout is: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 DB Squats and burpees Then Find 1 rep max Clean (12 min cap) Pregnant Athletes * 18.2 is meant for the average athlete to go hard and fast. While you are in this chapter of… Continue reading CrossFit Open 18.2 and 18.2a Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant and Postpartum Athletes