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Prenatal Training

General Prenatal Training Recommendations

I’m pregnant. Now what? This is the most common question we get in regard to prenatal training. Most people that send in this question embrace movement of some type and train regularly. And they are tired of guessing with training. They want a trusted source for prenatal general strength and …

Maternal Health Care

Current Events in Maternal Health Care: Week of May 4, 2020

We have a new addition to the BIRTHFIT Blog! A couple of times per month we will be discussing current events in maternal health care. Take a look at our first installment below!    In these ever-changing times as a result of COVID-19, it is important to be up-to-date with …

Why Don’t We Perform Lifts To Failure During Pregnancy

If you’ve followed any of the BIRTHFIT online programming, specifically the Prenatal Program, you might have asked yourself, “Why don’t we perform lifts to failure during pregnancy?” The short answer? Because you have a baby in you. The long answer is that birth is one of the single most athletic …

Training During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Monitoring Training During Pregnancy

What should my heart rate be?  How much weight is too much?  What can I do to monitor myself?    These are the million dollar questions for monitoring training during pregnancy. However, there is no one-size-fits-all model for training throughout pregnancy and the initial twelve months postpartum.  Tools we use …

BIRTHFIT Coach

BIRTHFIT Coach Is an Honor: Requirements and Recommendations 

We frequently hear from personal trainers and/or coaches (women and men) wanting to be a BIRTHFIT Coach. However, when we share our BIRTHFIT Coach Education and application requirements and recommendations, many people vanish or have a hard time understanding why we cannot just “let them in”.    Our BIRTHFIT Coach …

Deadlift Is Queen

Deadlift Is Queen: The Ins and Outs of the Deadlift

In BIRTHFIT training, we love deadlifts. You may hear us say that the “squat is king” for so many obvious and valid reasons. I would go on to say that the “deadlift is queen” and equally as important to maintaining functionality throughout all stages of life. As tiny humans, we …

Second Trimester Weightlifting Modifications

Second Trimester Weightlifting Modifications

Working out in the Second Trimester – Weightlifting Welcome to the second trimester! By the numbers, this timeframe is widely regarded as weeks 13-27. This can be both an awesome and frustrating time for the pregnant athlete. It’s awesome because her cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations will have taken place resulting …

BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series – We Got Options!

Trust me. You do not want to miss out on this series. It is an eight class, four week series that will establish a solid core foundation, wake up your posterior chain, and enhance your posture through safe, effective functional movements that transfer into every day life tasks. As a …

September 2016: Online Coaching

Warm Up   Posture and Breath   The Functional Progression FP1 x 10 FP5 x 10 FP2 x 10 FP6 x 10 FP3 x 10   For Quality 2 Rounds: 40 Face Pulls 10 Alternating KB Front Rack Lunges 60s Straddle Stretch     Strength Warm up appropriately. Use a …

September 2016: Online Coaching

Warm Up Posture and Breath Breathe, either standing, supine, or seated, for 5 minutes into your abdominal cavity.   The Functional Progression FP1 x 10 FP5 x 10 FP2 x 10   For Quality 2 Rounds 20 Each, PVC Warm Up 8 Push Press 60s Chest Opener     Strength …