Strength training programming is an art and a science. This is reason I love it so much. It’s creative, yet intentional.
Creating successful strength training programs for postpartum requires a lot of knowledge on pelvic health, the body’s response to load, diastasis recti, hormonal health, and more.
I have 4 considerations that are key to think about when designing programs for most that will be used and be useful.
If you are a fitness or health professional working with moms, a tool to include in your practice is assessing for Diastasis Recti postpartum.
This simple assessment will give you and your clients key information on their core and pelvic health – necessary for moms to understand about their postpartum recovery and long-term health.
Get your FREE copy of the Diastasis Recti Assessment Guide here.
[5 Days to Becoming a Postnatal Fitness Specialist] Day 5: Building Successful Strength Training Programs for Postnatal Clients.
[0-2 minutes] Introduction.
[2-4 minutes] #1: What is the Client Looking For?
[4-7 minutes] #2: Consider the Micros – the individual workout sessions.
[7-9 minutes] #3: The Macros – the longer term phase or training cycle.
[9-11 minutes] #4: Consider a Mom’s WHOLE Life.
[11-12 minutes] Recap.
[12-15 minutes] Q&A.
Ps. Remember to get your free Diastasis Recti Assessment Guide to start using with your mama clients (or yourself!) immediately, so you can best design postpartum workouts and treatment plans.