Exercise during pregnancy: to lift or not to lift - We Find Out The Answer...
Exercise during pregnancy: to lift or not to lift…That is the question!!!
There is a lot of interest in pre/postnatal training and it’s important to consider strength training to keep women’s changing bodies as strong, stable, and comfortable as possible and for as long as possible.
There’s so much hormonal change going on, one of which is the increase of the hormone relaxin. Yes, this promotes soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons to become more relaxed and flexible, however through carefully controlled strength training you can avoid the risk of injury.
A properly planned training program will help decrease aches and pains which are common in pregnancy and even by focusing on the basics you will encourage movement and increase stability. The key is NOT to try and make new gains in strength during pregnancy.
Just ask our ambassador Dani if lifting weights is dangerous for you and your baby…when just the opposite is true!
Research shows that fitter mums have shorter labours, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.
Prenatal exercise gets new mums back to feeling strong and powerful and better prepared for their brand new life as a mum!