Ep 15: Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism with Brianna Battles
Episode 15: Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism with Brianna Battles
In today’s episode we interview Brianna Battles, owner of Everyday Battles Strength and Conditioning, and trainer to pregnant and postpartum athletes and coaches everywhere. She shares what her work looks like, her thoughts on knowing what’s best for the individual, and when athletes maybe shouldn’t listen to their intuition…(and MUCH more!)
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1). Website – www.BriannaBattles.com
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1:40 – Introducing…Brianna Battles!
4:45 – What is Brianna typically seeing in her arena vs. what she is trying to get across?
8:50 – What would you say are some symptoms and things you would intuitively push through as an athlete that you shouldn’t in pregnancy and as a new mom?
11:18 – The problem with allowing social media to educate you and the, “If she can do it, so can I,” blanket mentality
13:42 – What does Brianna’s work with high-level athletes – specifically those competing in crossfit – look like?
18:25 – What does Brianna love the most when she is coaching?
20:28 – What does Brianna struggle with the most when she is coaching?
22:40 – What strategies do I use when potential clients aren’t buying in, but I know it’s in their best interest?
27:09 – How is Brianna’s experience – physically, mentally, emotionally – after baby 2 different from baby 1?
32:29 – What is the biggest difference in postpartum mindset that Brianna took into exercise after baby #2?
35:03 – What is the piece of advice you give most commonly to your pregnant athletes? And is it different from the advice you give postpartum athletes?
37:13 – Brianna has a fantastic online course for trainers and coaches!