Posts Tagged with "postpartum training"
You Need to Lift Shit to Fix Shit: Some Postpartum Considerations
I know, I know… I’m a dude. What could I possibly have to say when it comes to the delicate intricacies of postpartum anything? Well, as it happens, I’ve worked with many women during and after their pregnancies throughout the years, and have had pretty good success with mansplaining the inner workings of a uterus… Read more
A Thoughtful and Reflective Discussion On Postpartum Training
My son, Julian, was born January 31, 2017. Four days later my wife, Lisa, accompanied me to the gym. The workout wasn’t anything crazy. There were no burpees, no deadlifts, no squats; hell I don’t even think there was a barbell involved. If anything, the field trip served as more of a rendezvous back to… Read more
4 Things to Consider When Working With Postpartum Women
I’ve always prided myself in my ability to recognize (and then attempt to address) my knowledge gaps. Understanding functional anatomy? ✅ Peeling back the onion on the importance of breathing mechanics? ✅ Having a better understanding of how to appropriately program plyometrics? ✅ Long division? ❌ One of the best things I did for my… Read more
One Year Postpartum: Are There Any Special Training Considerations?
The short answer is a resounding yes. A lot of articles and information directed towards postpartum women cover the initial weeks and months after giving birth. That’s awesome. But what about one year after? Five years? As Dr. Sarah Duvall, creator of Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, mentions below in today’s guest post: once postpartum, always… Read more
Fitness During Pregnancy: What’s a Girl To Do?
It’s not lost on me I have a Y chromosome and that discussing pregnancy and how to train during and after it can be a bit, well, peculiar. I mean, it’s something my body will never experience, so how can I discuss the topic without coming across as some mansplaining a-hole? Simple. 50% of the… Read more
5 Things to Consider With Postpartum Training
My wife gave birth to our son on January 31st, which was a Tuesday. She was back in the gym that Friday. Although, admittedly, all she did was a few easy bodyweight exercises and listened to my advice on hammering drills like deadbugs, birddogs, and anything else that would help to build back her core… Read more