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working out !

Okay so this is my first pregnancy ! I'm 22 and very excited. BUT I know (from reading and doctors) that lifting over 25lbs is frowned upon. I'm a body builder and very very active with lifting heavy. Yesterday was the first time back in the gym in about two weeks (moved out of state) and well I forgot about the 25lb rule. BUT I still lifted extremely light. 85lb free weight barbell squats, with 35lb dummbbell shrugs and 25lb tricep overhead extensions, and 45lb plate to chin shrugs... I am 9 weeks and 2 days pregnant.. should I just stick to cardio and every single thing I go to lift stay at 25lbs ?? Did/does anyone else have advice or this problem ??
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If you had a routine where you worked out before pregnancy then you can stick to it BUT I would ask your Dr just in case.
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I would check with your doctor but if you were lifting this way before should be safe to lift more than 25 and just listen to your body as it changes.. I lifted before I got pregnant also and have continued throughout my pregnancy... I have dropped my weights but when it comes to legs I use more than 25lbs... I'm currently 34 weeks and still use 50lbs to do deadlifts and squats... Much lower than where I started but still heavy enough to be challenging at this stage!
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