Exercising during pregnancy – Part 5

Tips on exercising during pregnancy

Anna Reinhold Landaeus

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Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy – Part 5
Photo: Preggers
  • Be aware of your posture and be mindful of strengthening the back of your body, as your posture changes during pregnancy. The growing tummy moves the weight forward, creating a curved lumbar spine and thus less contact with the gluteal muscles.
  • Focus the training on your back, calves, buttocks and shoulders
  • Modify your running during cardio training and walk up and down hills instead of running. If you do spin classes, avoid standing up when you get closer to childbirth as there is a risk of putting unbalanced pressure on the pelvic bone.
  • Remember to focus on relaxation and breathing. You need to be physically strong and mentally relaxed. Training and relaxation are equally important in preparation for childbirth, as well as for parenthood.
  • Squeeze and hold your pelvic floor muscles. Remember to do both fast twitching and resistance exercises.
  • Wear a functional sports bra and sensible shoes.
Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy