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Want to exercise while pregnant? Let’s bust the myths
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Want to exercise while pregnant? Let’s bust the myths

One of my favourite memories of Kelsey Brown, a friend who comes to my gym, is of her doing almost all the exercises I was doing while pregnant. She was in her second trimester and had been cleared for workouts by her doctor. While she remained in the gym for the same amount and did the same exercises, I remember her modifying each of them to suit her needs. Squat depth was reduced, less jumping exercises and more dumbbell workouts than barbells.“Labor and delivery are like an athletic event. You train for it! If you were a swimmer showing up to a swim meet, you wouldn’t show up on race day and get in the pool for the first time. The muscles needed to help you deliver y...