Weight Training While Pregnant
I am about 6 weeks pregnant and while I am absolutely determined to keep lifting during my entire pregnancy - how MUCH or to what percent of effort is what I'm worried about. I am switching from compound lifts (and lifts that have me lying on my back) to using weight machines so that my range of motion is controlled and hopefully I will reduce any chances of moving in a way that would hurt me. I have been lifting very heavy - 6-10 reps for 3 sets of each. Yesterday I went in and did that and felt a little queasy afterward so maybe I overdid it.
Sooo, if any of you have heard any guidelines on how to keep lifting safely throughout pregnancy I'd like to hear them. There seems to be conflicting info out there. My goal is to maintain a good level of fitness and also (hopefully) have an easier labor, and of course a healthy baby.
Congratulations! I came across this website recently:
Healthy guts » SQUATTING, The Key For A Smooth-Easier Pregnancy And Delivery
It appears to have tons of info on staying active while pregnant among other things.
Oh my goodness! I would have never known. Thank you for that nugget. All of my friends had such horror stories about their deliveries I'm so determined to be different. I'm excited to learn anything! Thank you.
Originally Posted by yodiewan
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