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post #21 of 38

thanks anjsmama and poema! It's great to hear what others are doing regarding their intensity.  Anjsmama your post was really helpful to me.  

post #22 of 38

Oh, boy.  Just started having sciatic issues, so not sure how much I'll be running or what to do now, as have never had these problems.  Ran a half marathon yesterday, but super slow. I usually do in around 1:45 and ran yesterday in 2:30.  Had to stop and walk a half a mile or so between mile markers 5 and 6.  Any one else had sciatic problems?  Although I was mentally prepared to run less, now I am worried this will effect my walking....

 

post #23 of 38

With regard to heart rate, I spoke to a sports therapist that said that its really about body temperature.  You don't want to over heat, no higher than 140 degrees.  As temp is something nearly impossible to track moment to moment they recommend checking out heart rate as a corollary.  The logic is that the higher the heart rate, the higher the temp....

post #24 of 38

From everything I've read online, the heart rate thing is outdated and not very accurate. You're better off using the talk test as a measure of intensity.

post #25 of 38

I've been trying out the talk test in addition to using my crappy hr monitor.  So, I should be able to talk comfortably?  One sentence?  a huff here and there okay?  Seriously guys, my instinct is to go all out in intensity, so it's hard for me.  

post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by abouttobe5 View Post

I do CrossFit.  First time ever during pregnancy so I'll just see how it goes throughout.  I love that CF still recognizes that pregnant mamas can be modified during pregnancy to still allow for lifting heavy.  Such a tremendous workout, if done properly! I also do long walks (about 5 km) two times a week plus some sprinting work.  So, I'll just keep going while feeling comfortable and modify as needed in later months.  :)

 

My nausea actually goes away when I'm at the gym or walking...it's great!


Yay!!  Another fellow pregnant Crossfitter!!  :D  I am right there with you and plan to continue until my body says to stop.  I am doing the Games right now just for fun and plan to pick up my running as soon as I find my iPod.  I am not worried whatsoever about working out while pregnant.  Did you know there is a Crossfit Mom/Pregnancy board?

 

post #27 of 38

I bike several times a week. Not mountain biking of course. Now that I am pregnant, I stick to the paved trails and I don't bike on actual roads. Doc is okay with it so far as long as I watch my balance and said I would not be able to do it once my belly is large since my center of gravity will be off. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

post #28 of 38
I think you should be able to carry on a conversation but oh can be breathing heavy.
post #29 of 38

I am very athletic, i work out 7 days a week, i do insanity, bikram yoga, taebo, and run, have been doing that for the past 10 years. My first two pregnancies last year resulted  in a miscarriage. During both those pregancies, the only modification i have made is give up Bikram (hot) yoga, i continued  with everything else. Neither i nor my doctor thinks that intense work outs are the cause of miscarriages, as my body is used to this intensity. However, this time around his recommendation was to go easy the first 12 weeks and let the embryo stick.  This is the time where the focus should be to nourish your baby and do whats best for them. As hard as it is for me, as my body craves intense, vigorous work outs, i wake up every morning reminding myself this is not the time to push my body to the next level.

Now all i do on daily basis is go on brisk 6 mile walks with 2.5 weights on my ancles and 1lbs weights on my wrists. I am also planning to incorporate some back strength excercises and work my arms with kettlebells. Hope i can carry full term this time around, goal not to gain over 25lbs.

post #30 of 38

Yogini here, and instructor too. I usually have a daily asana practice  and teach about three to four times a week. I teach a vigorous vinyasa class and I usually demo a lot of the asanas and take many vinyasas with my students. I practiced yoga the entire nine months of my last pregnancy and figured I would do the same in this one. However, I started to notice a lot of pelvic pain in my ligaments and also some cramping recently, and this was with taking pregnancy modifications and avoiding intense inversions. So, I took that as a sign to back off. In Ashtanga Yoga, which is a strong root of my training, it is advised that there be no asana practice for the entire first trimester. I used to poo-poo that, but I am humbled this time to  see clearly I need to honor that rule. I still teach a few less advanced and more gentle classes and will start a prenatal series in two weeks. Not quite back to my daily personal practice due to wicked nausea but excited to ease back into it. As another mama mentioned and I agree~ Yoga is my therapy! I will say though that even a more gentle practice with great breathing can still be a good body workout. And I completely attribute my blissful second birth to the fact that I had a steady yoga practice. It's all about the breath! Namaste~

post #31 of 38
Poema & any other ladies qho could give me advice please...
I have mud run race in 3weeks 5k....i'll be 9weeks pregnant unsure to do the run or not?
Thanks for reading!
post #32 of 38
Poema & any other ladies who could give me advice please...
I have mud run race in 3weeks 5k....i'll be 9weeks pregnant unsure to do the run or not?
Thanks for reading!
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by CindyCindy View Post


Yay!!  Another fellow pregnant Crossfitter!!  :D  I am right there with you and plan to continue until my body says to stop.  I am doing the Games right now just for fun and plan to pick up my running as soon as I find my iPod.  I am not worried whatsoever about working out while pregnant.  Did you know there is a Crossfit Mom/Pregnancy board?

 

 

I didn't know there was a Pregnant/Crossfit Mom board at all! Thanks for letting me know!

post #34 of 38

I'm a cyclist, hiker, and dragonboat paddler, and so far (at 26 weeks), I've been able to continue with all of these activities without any trouble. I also do my old ballet exercises every morning and lift weights three times a week (currently light weights and high repetitions). 

 

I ride 24 miles round-trip to and from work on hilly terrain (one of the hills is three miles long). The only noticeable change is that I need to go at a slower, more relaxed pace--although I still pass touring cyclists up that long hill, which shocks me! My goal is to stay at a level of effort where I'm not out of breath and to cultivate constant body awareness (is something I do causing pain or other worrisome symptoms?) I'm also watching for any difficulties with staying balanced on my bike as I get more front-heavy, but my husband and I also have a tandem recumbent tricycle and balance is no issue with that. 

 

I might not be able to paddle through the whole pregnancy, as the larger I get, the more I have to modify my body mechanics (the dragonboat stroke involves leaning forward at the beginning and rotating your torso so your back faces the shore, which I can't do so well now with the belly in the way. However, I anticipate that I'll be able to continue the rest of the activities, as long as they don't cause any problems with the pregnancy and I feel good doing them. Physical activity has been a meaningful and rewarding part of my life for so long that I can't imagine not doing it, even if I have to modify it for the good of the baby and myself. 

 

Having to dial down the intensity of my activities has required a mental adjustment, but I think what's helped me is that I tend toward the ultra-endurance end of athletics--I'm slow and plodding compared to my husband, who trained with Olympic cycling hopefuls and is quite the sprinter, but I can maintain my pokey pace all day long and not tank. Having this endurance pace has made it easier for me to slow down. 

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ukchampastelli View Post

Poema & any other ladies who could give me advice please...
I have mud run race in 3weeks 5k....i'll be 9weeks pregnant unsure to do the run or not?
Thanks for reading!

Go for it. You'll be fine, as long as you've been training for it up to this point.
post #36 of 38
Went for a 3 mile walk today. Been doing this route spradivally throughout pregnancy. Walking up the hills today was causing me BH contractions. Anyone else having this? I slowed down, drank lots more water/nuun hydration. That seemed to help. I've had them before, but they were actually getting a little uncomfortable. Does this just mean I was overdoing it?
post #37 of 38

It's possible that you were overdoing it or that your hydration level wasn't keeping pace with your activity level. At least from my experience, I'd try reducing the intensity first and then, if it happens again while you're going more slowly, reduce the distance. 

post #38 of 38
Thanks! I think it was more heat/hydration. I went for a couple walks since then and didn't have any issues.
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