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  • Monday Move: Band Pull Apart

    This exercise gets a lot of credit for its benefits working the upper back and shoulder, but let’s not forget how effective it is at working the transverse abdominis–those inner most “corset-like” abs. A few things to remember on this exercise. You can adjust the resistance with the band you chose and/or where you hold […]

  • Diastasis Recti
  • Monday Move: Wall Plank

    I get asked with great frequency if planks are safe postpartum, while pregnant and/or with diastasis recti.  My answer is annoyingly vague.  Watch this to understand why.  If you can do a plank and maintain that tensile strength throughout the movement, then plank away.  However, if you are newly postpartum, pregnant and/or have diastasis recti, […]

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  • The Shake Up–Brianna Battles: Pregnancy is Temporary. Postpartum is Forever.

    When Brianna Battles, a highly qualified strength and conditioning coach with a Master’s Degree in Coaching, birthed her firstborn, she expected to bounce back quickly.  After all, she had been lifting weights and exercising routinely throughout her entire pregnancy. She understood body mechanics, had solid form, and like many athletes, she had the ability to […]