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No weight training during pregnancy
Love this myth.
Again, all pregnancies are different and pre pregnancy lifestyles are different.
Firstly if you have never lifted weights or stepped foot in a gym pre pregnancy now is not the time - the amount of messages I get when someone who is pregnant wanting to train even though I have never coached them is really common my answer is always the same- for safety reasons now is not the time to be trying anything new.
If you have always been to the gym / lifted weights however your pregnancy is in the high risk category I would be saying to avoid anything that could potentially add more risk - do low impact activities like walking, swimming and pre natal classes.
If however your pregnancy is normal and your energy levels are ok I would say continue to weight train, for me this was the best thing I ever did in terms or reducing pregnancy symptoms.
I barely had any nausea,energy levels were great I trained up until 7months only stopping due to my pancreatitis issue.
However there are notes to remember when training as there are adaptions that should be followed as again safety should be your priority.
1. Always listen to how you feel.
2. Do not start doing anything you have never done before
3.Ensure you can hold a conversation during your workout so heart rate is not too high.
4. Make the right adaptions to exercises (positions )
5. Avoid avoid avoid any abdominal/core work.
6. If you do not enjoy it do not do it.
7. Ensure to get a good sports bra (mine were forever growing growing) if post natal suggest expressing / feeding before working out.
8. Bring a snack with you to have after, banana or cereal bar.
9.If you have just found out you are pregnant and attend an exercise class or PT - tell the PT so they are aware and they can make the right adaptations.
Please tag an expectant mum who may benefit x
Lots of Love x
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