How Training Whilst Pregnant Can Prepare You For Parenthood
The benefits of training during pregnancy are well documented and undoubtedly not lost on anyone.
A more active pregnancy, involving a good amount of weight training will help you stay strong during the pregnancy itself but will also give you a better chance of bouncing back after the birth.
But how much of your training is geared towards what you’ll be doing once the baby arrives?
The first few years of the babies life will involve plenty of bending down and picking them up.
Something, that if not trained for, can place a fair amount of strain on the back and shoulders in particular.
Squats, Deadlifts, Lunges etc. are all great exercises to be performing and should form part of any program.
But they don’t fully replicate many of the movements you’ll be performing as a new parent.
Picking things up off of the ground, from different positions and at different angles (some that may feel awkward at first) is a fantastic way to prepare your body for what will be required of it moving forward.
This also applies to Dads, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles!
Note: We don’t advise putting any baby down like this 😄
We absolutely recommend to get a clearance from your GP or physio before commencing a training program. We work closely with two awesome physio practices that specialise in women's health being Be Active Physio and Fitwise
Have a read of this blog from our friend Shira on training and pregnancy.
Kirsty is the Co-Founder of StudioForty6 and a IoM Health Coach.