Ladies pay attention: You do not have to spend nine months out of the gym simply because you are pregnant. Read on for insight into how to safely integrate fitness into your life during this important time.
The first thing you need to do is to obtain a clearance from your doctor to ensure that all is well. Once he approves, you may start working out. I recommend that you share your fitness routine with your doctor every time you see him and confirm that it is safe for you to continue.
The next step is to partner with a trainer who is knowledgeable of prenatal fitness. Definitely do your homework before and ask a lot of questions. As for me, I always complete an assessment to better understand your individual health situation, as well as to to discuss pre and postnatal objectives; this includes a test to determine your current fitness, which is crucial in order to measure intensity levels.
Next comes the actual workout plan. There are numerous exercises you can do while pregnant. It is essential that we concentrate on form and body position; your trainer should spot you and make sure the program is effective while also being safe.
ADVANTAGES OF FITNESS DURING PREGNANCY
There are numerous studies citing examples of easier childbirth and health to both the baby and mother when the woman works out throughout her pregnancy. An important factor concerning pregnancy and exercise involves cardiac reserve. This reserve deals with the work that the heart is able to perform beyond what is required of it under ordinary circumstances. Since pregnancy is not ordinary, a pregnant woman who is exercising must be careful to monitor the intensity of the exercise. Another important pregnancy factor when exercising is air usage. A pregnant woman uses 50% more air per minute. No worries as a trainer can absolutely help the mother monitor and manage both factors.
Pregnancy should not be about overeating and not exercising. A good program will not only help you with many birth related issues but will also help you to get to your normal weight and shape after your child’s birth. If you would like for me to help you train during this important time, simply CONTACT ME.