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OceanGirl March 27th, 2013 02:29 PM

modifying workouts
 
Yesterday I pulled out one of my older workout dvd's to do. (Jillian michael's 30 day shred) I did level 1 so everything was pretty low impact and easy. If any of you are familiar with the workout though, there are a few 1 minute ab sections that require laying flat on your back. I know this is a no no but I felt fine and did the workout as is. I rolled to the side after each set to break up the time on my back. The segments are pretty short so do you think this is ok or should I do some modifications? How exactly would I modify something like that? What have you been doing? I want to stick with this video because I feel great today (energized and not even sore!) But I want to make sure I'm not doing anything unsafe.

pearlica March 27th, 2013 06:58 PM

Re: modifying workouts
 
could you do planks instead of crunchs so you are still getting an ab workout but baby isnt laying in a way to cut off blood supply?

keekopeeko March 27th, 2013 07:24 PM

Re: modifying workouts
 
When I do abs I use a ball.: not quite the same. but still a good ab work out ...

houghtie2.0 March 28th, 2013 04:15 AM

Re: modifying workouts
 
I'm of no use.

I'm at the point where I think having one nap a day instead of two (or more...) is a good workout.

Aramsamsam March 28th, 2013 05:06 AM

Re: modifying workouts
 
I thought ab exercises weren't a good idea after the first trimester -- I think my doc told me to stop then the first time I was pregnant. This is just me trying to search my pregnant brain for info... but it's something you may want to look into. I didn't ask my doc this time because I was more than willing to stop on my own! ;))

My prenatal yoga video does have the plank position... I'm not sure if that's what Pearlica means by "planks". That doesn't seem nearly as intense as doing crunches.

keekopeeko March 28th, 2013 05:55 AM

Re: modifying workouts
 
Abs are fine.. Especially if you've been doing it previously.. It is reccomended to stop laying flat on your back after the first trimester.. I think I started just using the ball when I was about 18 weeks...

Aramsamsam March 28th, 2013 10:57 AM

Re: modifying workouts
 
Well shoot, there goes my excuse!! :p

OceanGirl March 28th, 2013 12:04 PM

Re: modifying workouts
 
Lol yes, abs are fine (and great for labor prep) but laying on the back is bad. My plan was to modify things to the plank position but it just didn't seem to work with the particular moves in the video. Maybe I'll have to look up some specific moves I can do and completely sub out that section.

babieseverywhere March 28th, 2013 12:12 PM

Re: modifying workouts
 
I was told not to do abs during my first pregnancy 6 years ago. The info has probably changed on that topic, but I don't do them... I do 45 minutes of cardio 3 days/week and lots of stretching after.


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