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01-31-2013 09:47 PM
Delgadomom4

i really like those links!!!

01-31-2013 08:42 PM
lisathena Oh yes agree if u have a good instruction, I have just seen more bad than good from cf. And yes RKC and now SFG are the only 2 people I would follow. Thanks for sharing that link! I am excited to look thru her site!
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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

Like any workout, Crossfit quality is completely dependent on how good your coaches are.  My coaches were awesome with KBs, but I'm sure other CF boxes are not that great, just like with any gym.  I will say that the way CF has grown in recent years makes quality control a little more of a problem.  

The link I posted upthread has a bunch of videos of an RKC certified (it was pre-certification, but she and her husband own a KB gym) pregnant mama doing some awesome workouts.  I used those videos to help me with form and give me ideas for when I couldn't make it into the gym.  She's awesome!  The link again is [URL=http:]www.sistasofstrength.com. [/URL] And here's the link to a bunch of the videos: http://www.sistasofstrength.com/category/pregnancy/pregnancy_workouts

Good luck, mamas!  Staying active helped me sooooo much with labor and delivery!  It's awesome that you guys found each other for support.  My DDC was great for that throughout and it totally helps for motivation.  We set up a 100 day challenge to encourage us to do a particular thing every day for 100 days (in my case it was doing 100 squats a day, but other people had different goals).  That was super helpful too and I was still squatting away at 41 weeks.  Just a thought. 
Ok, I'll stop stalking the pregnancy threads and get back to my little bambino.  orngbiggrin.gif
01-31-2013 12:48 PM
LilyTiger
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Originally Posted by lisathena View Post

 

That should help ya too :) :) And always find the proper way to do things...want to avoid injury...I would avoid all crossfit teachings (hides, they have horrible technique w/ kbs)

Like any workout, Crossfit quality is completely dependent on how good your coaches are.  My coaches were awesome with KBs, but I'm sure other CF boxes are not that great, just like with any gym.  I will say that the way CF has grown in recent years makes quality control a little more of a problem.  

 

The link I posted upthread has a bunch of videos of an RKC certified (it was pre-certification, but she and her husband own a KB gym) pregnant mama doing some awesome workouts.  I used those videos to help me with form and give me ideas for when I couldn't make it into the gym.  She's awesome!  The link again is www.sistasofstrength.com.  And here's the link to a bunch of the videos: http://www.sistasofstrength.com/category/pregnancy/pregnancy_workouts

 

Good luck, mamas!  Staying active helped me sooooo much with labor and delivery!  It's awesome that you guys found each other for support.  My DDC was great for that throughout and it totally helps for motivation.  We set up a 100 day challenge to encourage us to do a particular thing every day for 100 days (in my case it was doing 100 squats a day, but other people had different goals).  That was super helpful too and I was still squatting away at 41 weeks.  Just a thought. 

Ok, I'll stop stalking the pregnancy threads and get back to my little bambino.  orngbiggrin.gif

01-31-2013 11:38 AM
lisathena

Agreed, i am lucky to have husband trained in them to monitor and help me where i need it!! :) :)

01-31-2013 11:19 AM
Delgadomom4

TFS. i think anyone trying to do KB on their own is capable of wrong form. Especially using heavier weights. Doing it in front of a mirror should help.

01-31-2013 10:40 AM
lisathena

Couldnt resist this one either!!!!

 

http://kbellqueen.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-kettlebells-are-perfect-for-mommies.html?spref=fb

 

i am done now ladies, promise :) :)

01-31-2013 10:18 AM
lisathena

Yes get that book and here are a couple lady groups i follow. They are non pregnant but have great workouts for when your postpartum...also inspiring too!!!

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/GiryaGirlcom/117865278249233?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

and these ladies rock too

 

http://www.facebook.com/GirlsGoneStrong?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

and here is the Kettlebell Mommy Book FB page, altho not much is ever posted on here....

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kettlebell-Mommy/162608797152662?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

That should help ya too :) :) And always find the proper way to do things...want to avoid injury...I would avoid all crossfit teachings (hides, they have horrible technique w/ kbs)

01-30-2013 05:05 PM
Delgadomom4

I don't know the 10# is pretty tough for me. I have the kettle worx dvd's.  So I just follow along with that. I'll have to look up that book! Thanks for the encouragement. I look forward to pushing it up!

01-30-2013 03:25 PM
lisathena
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Originally Posted by Delgadomom4 View Post

I love the kettle bell workouts! I've been out of shape for a while am only using a 10# kettlebell, but I get a great workout using it. I also love the photos! Keep them coming! :) 


 I bet you could step up ;) I started out w/ a 15# but mostly use my 26 or 18#

 

Here is what i do:

Swings w/ 26# sometimes single arm swings

Presses w/ 18 or 26#

Squats w/ 18 (these feel soooo good afterwards...totaly helps all my lowere back/hip pain)

Snatches w/ 18#

 

And it totally helps i have DH who is trained in these :D I highly suggest Kettlebell Mommy book, very good read w/ lots of info and tips :)

Snatching w/ 18# i was about 16 weeks here i think.....

 

 

01-30-2013 12:18 PM
Delgadomom4
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Originally Posted by flowernay View Post

I had exercised before pg, but my morning sickness and FATIGUE put me down for a while. Then I caught two different flus. Lol! I'm 18 weeks now, morning sickness is gone, but I'm still tired. Not letting that stop me now, I've done rotations of power walking, squats, and arm exercises. It works out to be around 45 min of light exercising. Planning on adding yoga when I find something I like. I'm so happy to be able to get off the couch or bed again!! I don't want to do any heavy workouts, but light stuff has kept my weight in check smile.gif

I'm sorry to hear you had a rough start. Morning sickness is bad but topped with the flu? that's just a night mare.  Good for you though on getting back to it!

01-30-2013 11:56 AM
flowernay I had exercised before pg, but my morning sickness and FATIGUE put me down for a while. Then I caught two different flus. Lol! I'm 18 weeks now, morning sickness is gone, but I'm still tired. Not letting that stop me now, I've done rotations of power walking, squats, and arm exercises. It works out to be around 45 min of light exercising. Planning on adding yoga when I find something I like. I'm so happy to be able to get off the couch or bed again!! I don't want to do any heavy workouts, but light stuff has kept my weight in check smile.gif
01-30-2013 10:11 AM
GISDiva

I found this prenatal yoga on YouTube last night.  It was a nice beginner's (in my opinion anyway!) routine and I really enjoyed it.  I was still feeling it afterwards (because I've lapsed so long), but it wasn't complicated and it gave me a lot of energy afterwards.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCSFobwvQTg

01-29-2013 06:54 PM
Delgadomom4
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Originally Posted by cardigan View Post

I'm still going to zumba 3x a week; I'm at 11 weeks now. I dont do any jumping, but I'm thrilled to still have it in my life.

i love zumba. I love dancing period.

01-29-2013 06:20 PM
cardigan

I'm still going to zumba 3x a week; I'm at 11 weeks now. I dont do any jumping, but I'm thrilled to still have it in my life.

01-29-2013 06:16 PM
califasmama

i've been doing zumba twice a week at my local gym since 6 weeks and have found that it is the perfect pregnancy workout since i can easily modify it depending on my energy level and changing shape. i'm now almost 32 weeks and have no plans of stopping any time soon. it's super fun (i was surprised and very skeptical) and easy to motivate myself to do...
 

01-29-2013 05:57 PM
Delgadomom4

I love the kettle bell workouts! I've been out of shape for a while am only using a 10# kettlebell, but I get a great workout using it. I also love the photos! Keep them coming! :) 

01-29-2013 03:58 PM
jessica_s

Love the photos! I should take some before/during/after photos too

01-29-2013 02:56 PM
lisathena

Yay! Thanks :) :)

01-29-2013 01:57 PM
kitteh

Here, I'll join you. One of me in my running clothes right before I got pregnant, and in the same gear at 18 weeks!

 

01-29-2013 01:55 PM
kitteh

I love the picture, don't apologize! Actually, post more.

01-29-2013 01:20 PM
lisathena

And no one else shared a pic....sorry! I am taking pics along the way so i can blog about safe KB use during and postpartum, and pics are always a must for people to see on blogs :) :)

01-29-2013 01:05 PM
lisathena

I had to take a bread for the 1st 3 months, but around 16 weeks i started working out again about 2-3x a week and i strictly use kettlebells ( my husband is certified in them) so i have my own trainer at home. i do only what my body feels ok with. I dont do much but i can tell you squats w/ 18# or 26# really helps open up the pelvis and my hips feel so GOOD afterwards!!! :)

 

Here is me a few weeks ago pressing 26# (i am not pushing myself or doing anything new!)

22 weeks baby #5 :)

 

01-28-2013 09:12 AM
Delgadomom4

I agree with Lilytiger.  I would tell them and ask them to be discreet. 

01-28-2013 05:25 AM
LilyTiger
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Originally Posted by wildgreen View Post

Does anyone have a suggestion on what to tell instructor? I love my one class I take and really like that my instructor pushes me but obviously I don't want to be pushed too hard right now. I dont want to stop going because I enjoy it and know that if I do it at a lower intensity its great for me right now. The last two classes I felt silly when she was trying to get me to go faster and I didn't. Its still very early so we have only told family.thanks.gif


I told my instructors right away, since it's really important that they know of any potential medical conditions that are relevant to their coaching.  I asked them to keep their comments neutral and not tell anyone else until I announced at 12 weeks.  They were incredibly respectful and helpful, and that time gave them the opportunity to do some research to help adapt the classes for pregnancy.  I know it's tempting to not tell outside people until 12 weeks, but a client being pregnant is an important piece of info to have. 

01-28-2013 05:17 AM
wildgreen

Does anyone have a suggestion on what to tell instructor? I love my one class I take and really like that my instructor pushes me but obviously I don't want to be pushed too hard right now. I dont want to stop going because I enjoy it and know that if I do it at a lower intensity its great for me right now. The last two classes I felt silly when she was trying to get me to go faster and I didn't. Its still very early so we have only told family.thanks.gif

01-26-2013 06:34 PM
jessica_s

I'm working out 2-3 days a week - I take cardo/core class and a yoga class. The same instructor teaches all the classes and I just told her I was pregnant this week (12 weeks) and she's happy I'm going to keep going but was concerned about not elevating my heart rate too high. I think that's kind of outdated right? My heart rate tends to just run high with mild activity - I can walk around and get it to 140 pregnant! 

We do a lot of core work on a exercise ball so I'm probably going to have to modify that but really looking forward to keeping that strong! 

01-26-2013 12:27 PM
dayiscoming2006

I was exercising regularly before this pregnancy for at least 4 months and thought for sure I could keep it up through this one. Well, I was wrong. I couldn't make myself in the first trimester and I'm still working on getting back to it. I like my 10 minute solutions prenatal pilates video. I have some prenatal videos I found on youtube to try out too. I really gotta get back to it. I feel more energetic when I'm active and I have less pain. I already suffer from body pains and it's far worse when my muscles get weaker. So, that's motivation. I also am gaining weight WAY too fast, despite only eating when hungry. I've started eating more salads and trying to be very careful to choose healthy stuff, but the pounds are still coming on too fast, so I really need to maybe do a food diary and make sure I get regular exercise. It's been nice reading through this thread. Nice to know you aren't alone. :)

01-26-2013 11:33 AM
kitteh
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Originally Posted by Delgadomom4 View Post

Wow! that is really amazing! Congratulations on finishing your half marathon! 

 

Thanks! I'm so happy that my body has been cooperating and I have been able to continue running so far in this pregnancy. I hope to keep it up through the 3rd trimester!

 

I'm also planning to check out some prenatal yoga classes next week. I'd love to get back into the bootcamp-style workouts too. My local Nike store holds a free class overlooking the ocean every Tuesday night. I feel a little self-conscious going with a big preggo belly, but I plan to suck it up and start going as the nights start getting longer (they currently meet at 6:30, and it's dark right now at that time!) Can't beat free workouts!

 

As for the running, another mama in my June DDC is also running a half marathon in 3 weeks, and she is probably going to finish with a MUCH better time than I did! It's great to have another runner training for the same distances in my ddc.

01-26-2013 11:13 AM
LilyTiger
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Originally Posted by Delgadomom4 View Post

Thanks for the tips. i'll have to look up what a pregnancy burpee looks like. 


Ha, sorry.  I should have explained that one.  The pregnant burpee is just a squat immediately followed by a pushup.  When my belly started getting in the way, I would do an elevated pushup (on a bench or stair).  It's a dynamic move, so it should be quick rather than doing the moves slowly for strength purposes.  But you can usually do regular burpees (squat thrust with a pushup at the bottom and a jump at the top) until your belly gets in the way or it gets uncomfortable. 

01-26-2013 11:02 AM
Delgadomom4

Thanks for the tips. i'll have to look up what a pregnancy burpee looks like. 

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