Pre natal Warrior Workout and some Pre natal tips
Posted on 18 September 2014
- 2nd Position Plié
- Plié Tendu
- Parallel Plié
- Kneeling Arabesque
- Always consult your GP before commencing new training programmes when pregnant.
- What feels good for one woman when pregnant may not feel good for another. Listen to your body, keep well hydrated, and in a well ventilated room.
- To avoid your abdominals separating and potential hernia put the sits up and crunches on ice until after you have baby. If you feel this might be happening ask your Pilates instructor or Physio to check for diastasis recti and work on different types of stability exercises for the duration of your pregnancy. Should you be experiencing the stretching of this connective tissue between your 6 pack muscles also avoid large twisting exercises and full extension Ie laying on back over ball or full cobra/swans and as already mentioned, no crunches or sit ups.
- When getting up out of bed, roll to the side, place both feet on ground and engage glutes to stand.
- Investigate binding options for post pregnancy
- Avoid doing aggressive or excessive inner thigh exercises.
- If you are a runner or walker try shortening your stride. Relaxing hormones in pregnancy can make pelvic stability vulnerable and large strides or too much asymmetrical work can create pressure through your sacroiliac joint and or pubic joint.
- Enjoy this amazing time in your life. Working out when pregnant is great for you and baby. Listen to what feels good or bad and connect with your fitness professional the moment you fall pregnant so they can make necessary modifications.