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PREGNANCY WORKOUT WHAT IS THIS?

PREGNANCY WORKOUT WHAT IS THIS?

What do we actually do and why? The main purpose of pregnancy exercise is the well-being of the expecting mother. Both mentally and physically, which together form quality of life. Why exercise during pregnancy from a kinesiological point of view is as follows: maintaining the natural posture, strength and flexibility (of course with the necessary adjustments to fetal growth), eliminating…

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – is your body leaking?

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – is your body leaking?

Internet and social media are full of informations on regaining perfect body and flat stomach after childbirth although there are not so many scientific reports an this topic. One should be careful on choosing the exercises suitable for DRA? What is Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA)? DRS is a state when the muscles rectus abdominis (known as 6 pack) become separated…

FIRST STEPS POSTPARTU part 2

FIRST STEPS POSTPARTU part 2

Once you’re cleared for exercise after having a baby you are wondering how to start. Before staring your exercise routine there are some question you should answer on your exercise plan. Are exercises causing pelvic pain or feel uncomfortable, do I have leakage with these movements, do I have tenting or coning during any exercise, are any of these exercises…

FIRST STEPS POSTPARTUM part 1

FIRST STEPS POSTPARTUM part 1

The postpartum period is a critical transition time, on one hand there is a new life you have to take care for and on the other there is the need to return to a physically active lifestyle, balanced diet, and a gradual shedding of extra weight as soon as possible. This can be challenging. This challenges can manifest in physical…

12kg LIMIT WHEN PREGNANT? continued

12kg LIMIT WHEN PREGNANT? continued

In the previous blog post I tried to explain 12kg limit. Here is some more science data about it. In the early eighties Swedish scientists followed 4,000 pregnant women whose work required them to lift weights of more than 12kg during their work. They were interested whether lifting loads  in excess of 12 kg several times per week contributes to…

12KG LIMIT WHEN PREGNANT?

12KG LIMIT WHEN PREGNANT?

Women should not lift more than 12 kilograms during pregnancy, but my first child weighs more than that. So now what? We are in 2020, pregnant women can be fit and active, and the myth of lifting weights could be left in the past. A pregnant woman lifting weights is certainly subject to many critical glances and strange looks Although …

TRAIN FOR BIG EVENTS AND CROSS THE FINISH LINE FASTER

TRAIN FOR BIG EVENTS AND CROSS THE FINISH LINE FASTER

In life we come to meet events for which we prepare extensively and invest more than usual effort. In high school we prepare for the final matura exam, athletes train fort he big match, jobseekers prepare mentally for the job interview… Giving birth may be one of the most important events in woman’s life.  Should we prepare for it? Our…

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