Hi Everyone, I wanted to know If anyone has experience with lifting pregnant, also as far as diet what did you do? Or what would you recommend? I’ve been trying to stick to lower carb/paleo but I have been eating too many bad carbs lately and was considering a 33/33/33 type split with my calories being higher of course!
I’m currently 6.5 months pregnant and have kept up lifting- which I have been doing passionately since I was 18, I’m now 25. I mostly deadlift, squat, do variations on lunges, weighted glute bridges etc mostly working the lower body because it feels right. Upper body has gone down significantly because it feels uncomfortable- I just do some DB presses, rows, and I either do DB shoulder presses or hang cleans. All my weights are down significantly for safety reasons. And I do hikes, stairs or I have down uphill sprinting with adequate rest not much cardio purposely though since I prefer to keep as much muscle as possible. That’s about it plus glute activation work and kettlebells occasionally. I also work full time, retail and I’m on my feet for 7-8 hours a day.
Please don’t reply if your opposed to women working out pregnant because I’ve done my research, I understand anatomy and the benefits of working out while pregnant. If anyone is interested please check out Crossfit moms and all the videos posted on youtube, there are tons of pregnant women getting it in till they pop with enormous benefits. I’m also looking forward to a quicker and much easier birth by maintaining my fitness. As well I’d like to gain more in my glutes and legs however I may have to leave this goal till after birth but If anyone has any experience or advice I’d greatly appreciate it! I’d also like to note that of course my son’s health comes first and foremost, but I don’t think there is a problem eating cleaner if I have adequate calories and fat as well as maintaining my current lifts.