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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.
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.
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...
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08, Zeke 2/4/11, and Jonah 7/28/13
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.