TBE 170: Joy Black On Training During Pregnancy


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In the episode, Joy explains how to stay empowered as a pregnant athlete, a brief breakdown of what changes occur during each trimester, and most importantly, she provides direction on what you should learn more about as a pregnant athlete.

Joy also discusses the importance of strength training during pregnancy with key consideration of the pelvic floor, diaphragm, and deep core muscles. She also addresses how important of a factor mindset is during pregnancy and normalizes a lot of the common hurdles that women face during the “season” of pregnancy.

Joy Black, B.A., NASM CPT is a Certified Personal Trainer and Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist/Athleticism Coach. She is also an avid climber as well as runner and importantly to this conversation, a mother of two!

Joy Black Interview Details
  • Important things to know as pregnant athlete
  • Strengthening the deep core, diaphragm, and pelvic floor to support your body during pregnancy
  • General overview on what to expect during each of the trimesters
  • Importance of staying empowered and focusing on what you can be doing – which is a lot
  • Considerations while climbing to help minimize additional pressure on an already strained system
  • What is diastasis and how new research is helping women get back to strengthening the core sooner
  • Mindset considerations and potential hurdles plus insight on how to stay focused on your own journey
  • Pelvic Floor PT’s and why you should have one as part of your team
  • How our bodies are incredibly resilient and how pregnancy does not mean your athletic career and goals will be limited
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