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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    Great thread. Can I ask about pregnancy and heart rate?

    I am currently overweight (87kg, 169cm), but I exercise on average an hour a day. Most of the time it is a les mills class (pump, step, attack, combat). My heart rate sometimes gets up to 180 during the cardio peaks, and for step is at least 150-160 for most of the class.

    Same with jogging. I did 10k over 1.5 hours the other day and my hr was at least 150 the whole time.

    Is 140 the magic number? I find that frustrating. Does that start from early on. Don't tell me to do boring aqua and pilates.

    What about pump weights? Do you just lift the same?

    Btw, I'm not currently pregnant, but may be ttc. This could be moot as last time my ms was too bad to exercise btw weeks 6 and 19 anyway.

    Thanks in advance, and thanks so much for offering to share your fitness knowledge.
    Awesome, good on you! I'm jealous of how active you are!!

    140 is the magic number. Stuff can still be challenging - actually during pregnancy I'm find even simple stuff a little tougher! - you just gotta be flexible. Why don't you try swimming laps a few times a week? It's a different cardio to running (I used to knock out a quick 8km on my lunch break most days & trained all the way up to 1/2 mara before getting ill & having to take a long break) & you'll find it challenging at least at first, then it can become part of your weekly routine when you fall pregnant.
    I would decrease your weights at first while your muscles learn & grow to compensate for your pregnancy joints. The key is to learn not to push so hard at first, & listen to your body. My mantra used to be Go into the pain - it helped me run 15km in just over an hour once (*nostalgic tear in eye*) but that's just not the way in pregnancy - you gotta think about blood flow to the baby (the faster your heart is beating, the less blood per beat which means less for you AND for baby), you gotta consider the risk of developmental issues if you, & by association your little one, get too hot. They're resilient in their little bat cave, but they're also sensitive!! HTH.

    ETA:Oh & yep, this all starts early on. It's why we feel horribly tired during early pregnancy, to make us slow down!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    Awesome, good on you! I'm jealous of how active you are!!

    140 is the magic number. Stuff can still be challenging - actually during pregnancy I'm find even simple stuff a little tougher! - you just gotta be flexible. Why don't you try swimming laps a few times a week? It's a different cardio to running (I used to knock out a quick 8km on my lunch break most days & trained all the way up to 1/2 mara before getting ill & having to take a long break) & you'll find it challenging at least at first, then it can become part of your weekly routine when you fall pregnant.
    I would decrease your weights at first while your muscles learn & grow to compensate for your pregnancy joints. The key is to learn not to push so hard at first, & listen to your body. My mantra used to be Go into the pain - it helped me run 15km in just over an hour once (*nostalgic tear in eye*) but that's just not the way in pregnancy - you gotta think about blood flow to the baby (the faster your heart is beating, the less blood per beat which means less for you AND for baby), you gotta consider the risk of developmental issues if you, & by association your little one, get too hot. They're resilient in their little bat cave, but they're also sensitive!! HTH.

    ETA:Oh & yep, this all starts early on. It's why we feel horribly tired during early pregnancy, to make us slow down!!
    Thanks for that. I like lap swimming but need the gym creche, but will probably have to do aqua aerobics and pilates and just drop my squat and back weights as my heart rate spikes.

    I have a heart rate monitor so will remember the 140.

    I probably won't feel like the hard core stuff anyway. mt son is 3 nd I think I have forgotten how draining pregnancy is.

    Congrats on your vegan pregnancy. I had a vego pregnancy. Tried to do vegan but caved on cheese during ms and couldn't get back.

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    Can is still do Pump and Attack Classes??? i prefer them to any other gym workout?? i was doing a bootcamp when i found out but haven't done much since i stopped going to that. Gym wouldn't let me go in 1st trimester
    FS wants me to loose at least another 10kg's during next 6 months, i've already lost nearly 8 since we found out

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoping28 View Post
    Can is still do Pump and Attack Classes??? i prefer them to any other gym workout?? i was doing a bootcamp when i found out but haven't done much since i stopped going to that. Gym wouldn't let me go in 1st trimester
    FS wants me to loose at least another 10kg's during next 6 months, i've already lost nearly 8 since we found out
    I was thinking about this today while doing step, but I'm not pregnant.

    I guess you would have to do a very low impact version of attack as your heart rate would be too high. Mine often gets up to 180 in cardio peaks, and Would be over 140 for most of the class.

    I find my heart rate only exceeds 140 in squats and back in pump, so would have to drop those weights. Is there something about lying on your back? I think that's only in the last trimester though.

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    My trainer advised me not to go to Attack... And to be honest I would not have the energy!!

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    We have a heavily pregnant girl in our attack class. She takes all the low impact options like marching instead of running.

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    I wanted to ask the same about Combat...and sit ups in general?

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    How's everyone going? Had heaps of energy this morning and ran 5km on treadmill in just over 40mins - so stoked considering my best time before I was preggers was just over 36mins!!!! 11weeks today and feeling great! I believe I have the tools & knowledge to keep at it all pregnancy and luckily a very supportive hubby and 2DDs who love doing "stretches" with me ;-)


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    Ok I definitely need to get my butt into gear - I have been so lazy! I have never really been a fan of exercise and keep meaning to start pilates or yoga or something, but I'm now 17 weeks pregnant and haven't done a thing! Any suggestions on where to start? I just can't seem to get motivated!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss87 View Post
    Ok I definitely need to get my butt into gear - I have been so lazy! I have never really been a fan of exercise and keep meaning to start pilates or yoga or something, but I'm now 17 weeks pregnant and haven't done a thing! Any suggestions on where to start? I just can't seem to get motivated!!
    Start really slowly with low kmpact stuff - I'd leave pilates till after your bub is born, its great for core strength but I wouldnt start it mid-pregnancy if you havent done anything at all recently. Specific pregnancy yoga is good, swimming/aquarobics, walking. You could do some very light weights, but I'd see a specialist Pregnancy PT or Exercise Phys to put a program together. Good luck!!


 

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