Ep 17 – Fitness and pregnancy: what you need to know, 1 arm back rows, what is facia, making muscles long and lean

Ep 17 – Fitness and pregnancy: what you need to know, 1 arm back rows, what is facia, making muscles long and lean


 

Welcome to episode 18 of Coach Taylor Radio!

Exciting episode ahead! I have an awesome interview that I think needs to get shared everywhere in the fitness world! But first!

One arm back rows

Let’s talk about 1 arm back rows! This is one of the exercises I really feel needs to be changed in the fitness industry – particularly the way it is coached!

Here is a quick video going over it in more detail:

 

Facia and elastic tissue

Not something many people think about but it is very very important!!! I believe it is the most overlooked aspect of most training programs. ESPECIALLY as we age! What is it and why is it so important?

Here is a video clip that shows just how it works. BEWARE!!! This video is made using human cadavers!! But it is a great look at the science behind why the facia is so important.

 

RANT ALERT 

Just a brief rant on how to make your muscles longer and leaner 🙂

 

Exercise and Pregnancy

To finish of this podcast is a fantastic interview with Dr. Shawna Johnston. She is not only highly credentialed but she is also very dedicated to her personal fitness. As a doctor, educator, and mother of three time is a precious commodity. She has learned over the years, however, just how important fitness is and never makes excuses. She is an inspiration!

This interview goes over exercise and pregnancy. Should you exercise? Is it safe to begin exercising? How much should you eat during pregnancy? What does the science say? What about exercise post C-section? Can exercise be harmful during breastfeeding?

Just a few of the topics Dr. Johnston answers for us in this interview.


 

Thank you so much for listening! As always, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or if there is something you want me to chat about in the future – please feel free to drop me a line!!!

-Coach Taylor

2 thoughts on “Ep 17 – Fitness and pregnancy: what you need to know, 1 arm back rows, what is facia, making muscles long and lean”

  1. Question about the one arm back row with rotation: Is this putting the spine in a compromised position, potentially leading to poor spine health over time? I’m thinking of the teachings of Dr. Stuart McGill.

    Thanks in advance for your response!

    Joanna

    1. Love that you are following Dr. McGill – I fully believe he is one of the SMARTEST people in fitness today! As long as neutral spine is maintained and the majority of rotation is happening in the thoracic spine (upper back around the shoulder blades for those who don’t know!) then you are using your spine as it was designed to work! I would not anticipate any issues with the spine from this. I usually see Dr. McGill a couple of times a year – I will ask him about this for you!

      If you haven’t seen it yet – here is a video clip I put together on this exercise

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