Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Cross-training for Pregnancy
Research shows that cross-training can increase performance and prevent injury. That's why it rocks for pregnancy.
Due to the many anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy, moms-to-be are more prone to back pain and musculoskeletal injuries. Therefore, cross-training just makes sense.
Monday Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday Power Walk/Jog and stretch
Wednesday Prenatal Fitness
Friday Prenatal AquaFit
Sunday Cardio/strength training/stretch at the gym
With this program, you would be getting the recommended 4 days of cardio a week. The cardio varies in type and environment therefore reducing overuse injuries. You will also be getting in 3-4 days of muscular conditioning and 5 days of flexibility. A weekly aquatic workout gives you an opportunity for a very low/no impact workout as well as a circulation boost. You will also notice a significant increase in range of motion. A weekly prenatal yoga class is fantastic for strength, flexibility, relaxation and breath awareness.
Cross-training also reduces boredom and increases program adherence. We recommend scheduling your workouts in each week so you can get a global view. So grab your calendar and get started!
See you at class.