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How to get back into climbing post-childbirth?

In today’s episode, host and coach, Maddy Cope, is joined by  Dr. Sarah Duvall,  a women’s health and fitness specialist, to explore the intersection of climbing, fitness, and motherhood. Maddy brings her experience from coaching elite climbers post-partum such as Emily Harrington, and her passion for climbing to the conversation as she delves into Sarah’s expertise. With over 15 years in the climbing industry and a background in coaching and climbing performance, Maddy is excited to learn from Sarah’s wealth of experience.

Together, they uncover practical strategies and exercises to enhance your climbing journey, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out. From managing fear and anxiety to finding balance and prioritisation, this episode is packed with valuable insights:

Topics include:

Insights into Sarah’s personal climbing journey postpartum and her impressive climbing achievements.
The importance of breathing techniques and core strength for climbers, particularly during pregnancy and postpartum.
Practical exercises and tips for improving breathing patterns and core engagement.
Strategies for managing fear and anxiety when returning to climbing postpartum.
Finding balance and prioritisation in different seasons of life.

Don’t miss out on this empowering conversation with Dr. Sarah Duvall. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

Some links from Sarah to help support the podcast:

Heel hooking hamstring strain strengthening prevention protocol:
Advanced hip rotational exercises:
Drawing in vs abdominal brace:
Rib cage mobility breathing exercise:
Pushing vs pulling and core pressure:

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