Are You BIRTHFIT? ft. Lindsey Mathews

Episode 76Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview Lindsey Mathews (@gigemlindsey). Not only is she a coach at DEUCE gym, Lindsey is a doctor of chiropractic that specializes in the biomechanics of the human body. During her career Lindsey has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of athletes ranging from beginners to professionals. She has since found her niche with the creation of BIRTHFIT, a rock star company whose goal it is to empower and educate women about their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum phases. In this episode we will be getting to how BIRTHFIT can help you prepare and recover from pregnancy, why you should avoid exercising in the sagittal plane and Olympic lifting during your pregnancy. Be sure to check out their Podcast and Blog to a ton of free info! Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[5:00] What is BirthFit?

[18:40] Preparing for Birth

[20:50] Why to avoid exercising in the sagittal plane during pregnancy

[23:38] Mindset & Pregnancy

[28:50] Common misconceptions when preparing for birth

[35:21] Olympic lifting & Pregnancy

[43:25] Nutrition & Supplements during pregnancy

[52:11] Postpartum functional progressions


Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens – Michel Odent

Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America – Wertz

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy – James Clapp MD