Kabuki Strength
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The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.

We are absolutely thrilled about this episode! On the show today are 3 incredible women from BIRTHFIT, an EMPOWERED, EDUCATED state of readiness, specific to childbirth, that is achieved through an evolved practice in FITNESS, NUTRITION, CHIROPRACTIC and MINDSET. Through those 4 pillars and a growing nation-wide network, BIRTHFIT is helping thousands of expecting moms prepare themselves for childbirth while staying healthy, mobile, and strong!  Our hosts discuss the more technical aspects of training during pregnancy and draw some interesting parallels between the way we coach athletes here at Kabuki Strength and the way BIRTHFIT does their training for pre and post-partum women. Tune in and listen to an educative and enlightening conversation with 3 incredible ladies.

Make sure to visit birthfit.com and follow @birthfit on social media channels.

  • Introduction and background of guests [02:37]
  • The foundational pillars of Birthfit and organizational goal [05:18]
  • The use of kinesiology and evidence based training as a part of the Birthfit philosophy [07:51]
  • Should you be thinking about fitness prior to becoming pregnant? [09:21]
  • Stress management is crucial if you are planning a pregnancy [11:34]
  • We talk about the importance of nutrition and fitness in pregnancy [12:53]
  • We discuss the blatantly wrong approach where post-partum women tend to focus on aesthetics [13:58]
  • Dealing with pregnant women in their 40’s with health issues; we discuss how lack of information is leading to wrong decisions [15:34]
  • Applying DNS principles in fitness training [16:40]
  • Post-partum programming for women to result in speedier recovery [21:22]
  • Dealing with post-partum depression [24:41]
  • The benefits of slowing down after pregnancy [27:03]
  • We discuss the bio-mechanical changes that a body goes through to prepare for birth [28:10]
  • Discussing the benefits of exercising for pregnant women [30:24]
  • What are some of dangers of being sedentary and gaining weight during pregnancy? [32:52]
  • We discuss the book “Born in the USA” [33:28]
  • Learn how an inflamed body results in less space in the pelvic space and possibly, a difficult labor [35:00]
  • The results of varying levels of the hormone, Relaxin [37:00]
  • Exercises for pregnant women to improve their breathing [39:11]
  • Overcoming challenges of working with clients remotely [40:22]
  • Erica talks about the benefits of applying DNS principles to women [44:28]
  • Making women more confident about fitness during pregnancy [46:47]
  • Ensuring that pregnant women, overly confident about their fitness are brought back to reality [51:33]
  • Guests share their contact information [54:08]