Exercise in Pregnancy… I Give Up.

So I started this blog back in December 2012 when I was (just) pregnant with bub #1. It came from a place of extreme annoyance and frustration with healthcare providers and their mindless mantra of “no exercise during pregnancy”. I felt SURELY this advice was bullshit? And even if it wasn’t, could I break the rules? …

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Exercise intensity in pregnancy: HR vs RPE

People have been looking at exercise prescription in pregnancy since way back… The benefits of exercise in pregnancy are many and I won’t go into them here. Exercise prescription consists of frequency (eg. how many times per week), duration (eg. how long each workout lasts) and intensity (eg. how hard you work out), and throughout …

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Can push-ups preserve the perkiness of your puppies?

Alliteration anyone? From the above picture of the humble breast, you can see that the breast is mostly composed of fatty tissue (7) and lobules (3), and is supported by the pectoral muscles (2) (thanks Wikipedia for the image). You cannot ‘strengthen’ fat – so no exercise is going to make the breast itself firmer. Muscle on …

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Let the games begin!

Well, I’m 8+3* weeks into my (our!) pregnancy…. Let the games begin!   (* 8 weeks + 3 days) Why am I writing, and what’s this blog about? Well, I’ve always been a fitness enthusiast… and as much as I was excited to be ‘expecting’ and determined to keep the safety and health of our unborn …

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