JOY BLACK- Climbing in Pregnancy & Postpartum

Today I speak with Joy Black, an avid rock climber, kettlebell enthusiast, and trail runner.  She is a Mom of three, and is living the craziness of having a teenager, toddler, and infant all at the same time.  She truly believes that we are all much stronger than we realize, we just need someone to help us tap into that potential. With over a decade of experience training and coaching, Joy has combined her love of strength training, climbing, and movement with extensive knowledge on training during pregnancy and postpartum.  She is on a mission to equip climbers with knowledge that will empower them during their journey as a pregnant and/or postpartum climber.   If there was ever anyone that could casually find a way to use the words ‘climbing’, ‘ pelvic floor’  and ‘breath mechanics’ in the same sentence…it’s Joy.

Joy also works with The Postpartum Project. It is a one of a kind approach to returning to climbing after baby that combines breath work, core, pelvic floor, strength, and climbing specific training all with the postpartum climber in mind.

We  talk about:

-training and the pregnant athlete

-considerations for higher level individuals

-incorporating breath work

-strength training for climbers

-safety in climbing

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

2:44 climbing as a mom

8:30 coaching climbing moms

13:40 taking from other fields

14:57 common challenges

24:00 postpartum climbing

29:25 information overload

32:58 overcoming fear

38:58 climbing and prolapse

41:18 rapid fire questions

44:30 online programs






The Postpartum Project:

The Active Mom Postpartum Podcast is A Real Moms’ Guide to Postpartum for active moms & the postpartum professionals who help them in their journey.

This show has been a long time in the making!

You can expect conversation with moms and postpartum professionals from all aspects of the industry.

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