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Gym during pregnancy

I used to always go to the gym,I love to lift and do cardios. I just love working out hard,now that I got pregnant I haven't been going because I don't want to over due it. I will be 9 weeks tomorrow and I want to start going and do light work out,any advice on working out during pregnancy?
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7552771 tn?1469933249
You can go to the gym your entire pregnancy as long as you don't push yourself like if you feel tired take a break don't force it. And if you feel light headed then stop. And make sure you drink lots of water. But you can still do your lifting as long as its not to heavy. 5-15lbs at a time. You can still jog on a treadmill or use the elliptical or bicycle machine its healthy and will help you manage weight gain and make labor easier.
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I'm a big workout fanatic, boxing, running, weights. You name it. I happen to have a wonderful personal trainer and supportive doctor. The rules I have been given to follow are: nothing over 30lbs, heart rate under 140, nothing new, nothing that puts me at risk of falling (pull ups are out), if I get dizzy or short of breath slow down and sit or walk till it passes, if something hurts in a significant way stop immediately, stay super hydrated, and double my cool down time. I'm almost 20 weeks now, and so far so good. Just listen to your body and your doctor and everything will be fine. Hope that helped!
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That's what I been told,gym through the whole pregnancy. I think I got lazy not going for a while. I need to jump back on the boat. Lol thank you.
9947022 tn?1407990795
I 100% agree with others. I am almost 39 weeks and have maintained a steady workout thoroughout pregnancy and it had helped keep my energy strong. I dont lift over 15lbs per dr and nothing overhead and no abs(core ok). I think abs are ok until 2nd tri. But i also think it helped me to never get morning sickness and just have a very easy, smooth pregnancy. Working out is recomended and i know the few times i've slacked i've felt much more tired and just blah then when i'm in the gym. I also took barre classes which are great for pregnancy and have specific modifications. Aside from helping with labor it supposedly helps lose the weight after.
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