Can/Should you workout when you're pregnant?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're not supposed to lift anything over 20 pounds from like mid-second trimester onward because a few freak things could occur, like splitting your abdominal muscles and causing a bad hernia, accidentally breaking your water and causing premature delivery, etc. It's one of those things where like the sign says no trucks over 2 tons on the bridge and the bridge is really designed to hold 4 tons, they just want to play it really safe so nothing really stupid happens. In most cases you're fine to workout into your third trimester, but by that point for most women you won't actually want to because chances are good even if you're fit that you'll have sciatic pain, or a really large baby bump that gets in the way of everything. Most of the women who workout the full pregnancy are ones who for whatever reason don't carry the baby in a way where the bump protrudes super far out, but assuming all other things are equal (fitness level, body composition/height) it's mostly determined by genetics how you carry.

    Should you? Well I dunno anon, do you want to experience 9 months of atrophy and then an additional 1-3 on the other end and then have to work extra hard while also taking care of a newborn to start burning off the extra pounds or get back to your fitness level? Probably not.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, you should workout while pregnant. The mechanism and intensity would need to be scaled based on term progress

      Obviously this is also impacted by health, such as placenta privia, etc.

      "workout" is a noun; you mean "work out".

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        congrats, now go take your SATs

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wife had a kid 4 months ago.
      She exercised during the ENTIRE pregnancy.
      She did wightlifting, slowly decreasing the intensity and weight used, and substituted that for bodyweight exercises.
      In the end, she stopped weightlifting and just did some very light cardio like walking, stair climbing, etc.

      The woman just has to be careful about jiggling the belly too much, and in the later months about the changing centre of mass, which will make exercises feel different (for example, squating will be very different because the center of mass is more upfront).

      >splitting abdominal muscles
      Squatting HELPS in preventing that. Deadlifts might make that happen, but you're not supposed to do deadlifts while pregnant.
      >accidentaly breaking the waters
      Again, don't jiggle the belly to much, or cause impacts onto it.
      >premature delivery
      True if you go heavy on later months, that's why you should only do light cardio. This light cardio will help prepare the woman's body to birthgiving.

      >tl;dr: the woman SHOULD exercise, should do decreasing intensity/weights and be careful about the belly. Only light stuff the last month and half

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/PHVMpQZ.jpg

        You're not supposed to lift anything over 20 pounds from like mid-second trimester onward because a few freak things could occur, like splitting your abdominal muscles and causing a bad hernia, accidentally breaking your water and causing premature delivery, etc. It's one of those things where like the sign says no trucks over 2 tons on the bridge and the bridge is really designed to hold 4 tons, they just want to play it really safe so nothing really stupid happens. In most cases you're fine to workout into your third trimester, but by that point for most women you won't actually want to because chances are good even if you're fit that you'll have sciatic pain, or a really large baby bump that gets in the way of everything. Most of the women who workout the full pregnancy are ones who for whatever reason don't carry the baby in a way where the bump protrudes super far out, but assuming all other things are equal (fitness level, body composition/height) it's mostly determined by genetics how you carry.

        Should you? Well I dunno anon, do you want to experience 9 months of atrophy and then an additional 1-3 on the other end and then have to work extra hard while also taking care of a newborn to start burning off the extra pounds or get back to your fitness level? Probably not.

        would swimming be a better idea to prevent atrophy? I figure you can do heavyish lifting for the first few months, but swimming might be superior after that

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I would imagine swimming would be ideal for pregnant women. Low impact, still hits full body.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can keep working out if you already are. If you are not already then don’t start.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, you should workout while pregnant. The mechanism and intensity would need to be scaled based on term progress

    Obviously this is also impacted by health, such as placenta privia, etc.

  4. 3 months ago
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  5. 3 months ago
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  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Friend of a friend kept up her running regime all the way to delivery and she/the baby were fine.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check with doctors of course, but my understanding is that you're not supposed to introduce any new strenuous exercise or workouts if you're pregnant. Which is to say if you've been lifting, you're probably good to continue within reason, but probably shouldn't pick it up.

    Keeping active is key though. My wife walked at least mile if not more almost every day and she was mobile through the whole pregnancy, whereas other people she knew could barely go from the car to the store without getting winded. Keeping active is good for the mother and good for the baby.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A guy that I went to church with made his wife walk and not eat too much extra and no junk food. I left that church before the kid was born so no idea how healthy the happa flip turned out.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hapas hardly ever do. They have a higher rate of mental illness and physiological problems.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

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  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Epigenetics and the lifetime benefits to the child of the mother training when pregnant dictate that any bitch that doesn't do so should be chemically sterilized and regularly beaten with a shovel.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Women dont do real workouts so dont worry about it let them put on their yoga pants and do shitty stretches for attention and do bizarre things with 3 pound weights until they get bored and go home.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes but don't go starting a new exercise program or anything, keep in line with your current activity level
    As you reach the third trimester you'll want to avoid lifting heavy and doing shit that requires balance or could cause you to fall badly on the belly like bike riding
    Also bear in mind that ligaments are looser to prepare for your pelvis opening up and shit so you can be more prone to injury
    After birth great care should be taken to do only the gentlest core exercises and to get on kegel training after the 6 week all clear
    Good luck

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      to be clear start your core off gentle and work up slowly, birth is really fucky on your abs and if you don't fix up your pelvic floor and learn to differentiate between different muscle movements in that area first you might prolapse yourself doing things that cause you to engage your core
      also pro-tip perineal massage is good to prevent tearing, and a good excuse for a little action leading up to the birth 🙂

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