So I have a sensitive question that’s bound to draw all sorts of opposing responses. Today I found out I’m about 6 weeks pregnant (I know that’s a bit early to be announcing and such so I’m not telling people right aaay BUT this is a question I feel I should ask now) and I’m curious just how heavy I can still lift while pregnant. I’ve always been active I run, bike, swim, hike you name it as well as I lift heavy. I don’t have a coach (my career isn’t conducive to a schedule so I don’t wanna spend money for sessions I can’t commit to) I regularly read about form for powerlifting and oly lifting etc and I try my best to make sure my program keeps me happy and interested. I also sporadically attend orange theory workouts for a change up.
I’m not looking to compete or anything but I like being strong. My max deadlift is 245 x4reps for 4 sets and squats I tend to play safe due to patella issues but I can easily do 155 x 10highbar & 10low bar for 5sets. Hip thrusts are 315 x10 for 5 sets.
I’m guessing I won’t be able to go as heavy as I have been while pregnant but I’d like to keep going heavy-ish because it makes me happy and I’m looking for advice as to what I should and should not be doing. Thanks in advance for the help!