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NEED to workout!

I absolutely love working out and keeping my body fit,but now that im prego with my eggo i have no idea what excersises im allowed to do besides boring walking -_- . so far all i heard is that squats are bad because of joints. & im only 7 weeks so id rather get it started now so it wont be to hard in my later weeks,i just dont want to hurt my baby...any exercise suggestions?
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4544384 tn?1356336067
At this point you can really do whatever, the more exercise the better
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Even abdominal?
889551 tn?1416188083
I wouldn't do crunches. But you can generally do anything you did prior to pregnancy unless you're having complications. I knew a girl who ran a mile every morning throughout her pregnancy. She's pg again and still running and going to the gym.

If you're worried you can do prenatal yoga or other exercises geared towards pregnant women or low impact workouts.
4565938 tn?1357884253
Keep up training back u will need it. No abdominal work. Squats n stuff r ok at a pool ect takes pressure from abdomine n back. Also if u have tight abs they'll most likely split which ul need to fix early so keep them checked. Mine were gone around 15w cause of how tight all those muscles were. But also pregnancy Pilates is extremely beneficial :)
4565938 tn?1357884253
Also some woman actually get told to cut down on walking like I'm not allowed cause my joints are really loose n it causes alot of pain in my legs hips n back. Not just the joints.
4545793 tn?1394596144
Walking and yoga are good
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Actually you can do abdominal exercises. Only certain ones though. No crunches or situps, but you can do planks, superman, leg lifts, flutter kicks, make sure you're doing diaphragmatic breathing. You can still work your transverse abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Just stay away from working your rectus abdominal muscles, which are what crunches and sit ups target. You can do low impact cardio if you're worried about your joints: cross trainers, recumbent bike, swimming. I personally have been doing the stair master for my cardio, not low impact at all but it works for me. You can do squats just make sure you aren't doing any weight. Its important to keep your lower half of your body in shape, it'll definitely make labor easier.
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Really just listen to your body, don't push yourself. If you feel like you should stop, stop. Try not to use any weight until you're a little further along but keep the weight low and make sure you pay attention to how you feel.
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Really just listen to your body, don't push yourself. If you feel like you should stop, stop. Try not to use any weight until you're a little further along but keep the weight low and make sure you pay attention to how you feel.
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Thanks ladies, sounds good!
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