Ever wonder which exercises you should do when returning to strength training after pregnancy? Here are 3 exercises you should be adding to your plan and 1 you should avoid.
We recognize that making the lifestyles changes necessary to not only reach your goals, but keep them in the longterm can be time consuming.
What can you do if you're not currently working with a coach? Below we've outlined our best health and fitness "hacks" for busy people. Keep in mind that it's not enough to just save yourself time, it needs to actually yield the result you're looking for.
Knowing the benefits that can come from exercise during pregnancy might give you the incentive that you need to either kick start or continue an exercise program.
Prenatal exercise is one of the most underserved areas of fitness. It is not enough to just be active or follow any exercise program. You want to make sure you are addressing the specific needs of a pregnant woman.
In the training programs we design for our clients, we always aim for the "biggest bang for your buck" when it comes any and every aspect of the program.
This can include mobility prescriptions, lifestyle changes, exercise selection, etc.
Our clients live busy and hectic lives. Whether it comes with a short term or long term pay-off, we always want to make the best use of our and their time.
Ever find yourself wondering what makes for a sound training program? One fitness website tells you that HIIT is all you need to reach your goals. Another tells you that lifting weights is what you're missing. Then in the back of your mind you're wondering whether or not you can even do these things without getting hurt.
Does this sound like you? If so, you are not alone.
When it comes to creating a workout plan that is right for you, there are so many variables to take into account. Where do we even start?
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
When it comes time to get active after pregnancy, it is important to know which exercises will help rehabilitate your body safely and effectively. When considering exercise selection it is important to be aware of the following;
- the type of delivery you had (natural or C-section)
- how your pelvic floor functions (after seeing your pelvic floor specialist)
- being aware of hormonal fluctuation (relaxin) which causes laxity in soft tissues for months or years after pregnancy.
Below we've outlined a few important things you should know about post-natal fitness.