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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Pelvic pain in pregnancy – PSD/PGP

The causes of pelvic pain in pregnancy are many and varied, but here I’m going to concentrate on a cause of pelvic pain not uncommonly associated specifically with pregnancy: Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). The pubic symphysis or symphysis pubis is a structure made of cartilage which connects the left and …

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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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