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KATIE_GO_DO
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6/5/06 3:33 A

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Well, this word "excessive" is so ambiguous, isn't it? I understand that it's quite safe to exercise if your heart rate is in a permissible range, if you don't feel dizzy and if you get enough water. There are plenty of articles on exercising while pregnant, but not so many for those ttc. Probably the same rules should apply and all you have to do is just listen to the body...At times it's so hard. I did one of my normal workouts the other day, there is a lot of jumping, swings, kicks etc. Those exercises do get you heart rate up. And I felt a bit dizzy, but I pushed on even though I know it's wrong. I checked my heart rate though, it was about 150 beats per minute (I guess it's normal). I hate coming off somewhere in the middle, if I start doing something I'm determined to finish it no matter what. That's a Taurus in me LOL.
Well, it's a long post with no special meaning. What I was trying to say here is that as Erika said ttc-time is not good for increasing the intensity of workouts and you can maintain the same routine as long as you're comfortable with it and don't push your body to the limits.


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6/2/06 11:08 A

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Ok, I of course am not pregnant yet either. I have been working out for several months when I get dizzy I stop but other than that I push myself I figure my body will get used to it soon. Is this call excessive? Should I be pushing and doing ellipitcal as fast as I can or just do it til I feel comfortable. Weights I've been doing but nothing to extreme. I feel fine when I do them unless I have whooped myself on elliptical or do them to fast. So what do you girls think. Too excessive or just keep trucking til my body gets used to it. By the way I only work out an 1 to 1 1/2 5-6 days a week so it's really not long.


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6/2/06 10:55 A

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IMHO - I think powerlifting is out while ttc and preggo, but other than that you should be able to maintain your current level of working out.

My OB agrees. She says as long as I listen to my body and take it easy when I need to I am fine to continue working out as I do now. She did say I am NOT to advance any of my weights or reps once I am pregnant again, and that after about the half-way mark I should avoid exercises where I lie flat on my back. But that's it.


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6/2/06 8:29 A

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We also have "shape" magazine in Russia and they have a special edition "ShapeMama" for pregnant women, but I've never read it because I'm not pregnant yet. Maybe they have some exercises to offer. What I did read was an article entitled "Critical days of your pregnancy" (I don't know if it is so in English, but in Russia we quite often call the days of period "critical") and it said that one of those critical days of pregnancy was the day of implantation when the fetus either will implant or will not...And doing excessive exercise might hinder implantation. But I did exercise when I didn't know I was pg and the baby implanted just as the doctor ordered.
I guess the key word was "excessive".


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6/2/06 7:48 A

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I was reading an article just the other day in a leading women's fitness magazine (Shape, I think) that was discussing one woman's experience working out during pregnancy. She stayed in close contact with her doctor and kept up her pre-pregnancy workout schedule (only with slight modifications). She continued to run on the treadmill and even do some ab exercises! The idea behind the article was continued exercise throughout pregnancy and that if your body is already used to certain activities there is no reason you can't continue them as long as your body doesn't give you a reason not to. I thought the article was interesting. If I was you I would contact my OBGYN to get his/her opinion.

I am in the same situation because I am also TTC and want to work out without causing harm. If you find out any additional information, please share.

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6/2/06 7:44 A

 
 
I don't intend to change my workouts until my body tells me I need to change them. Meaning - as long as I'm feeling good like usual - I'm going to work out like usual.

If you're eating right, getting plenty of fluids, and not totally overdoing it at the gym, you should be fine and it won't affect implantation. This is based on all I've read here and on other sites and also what my doctor told me.

If you are nervous about it - just lower the intensity and make sure you can carry on a conversation while you work out - don't get super winded or overheated, ya know?

Congrats on the 6lb loss - you don't need to give up the idea of toning up just because you want a baby! Good luck!

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6/2/06 7:33 A

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Hi everyone who's interested. We all know that keeping in good shape when pregnant is essential, but you must be very careful and reduce the intensity of the workouts.
What about working out when you're ttc and aren't really sure if you're pg or not. If I, for example, work out at the time implantation should occur (if I'm lucky and get the little guys and the egg together,) can working ABs prevent implantation or will it somehow affect the implantation and further development of the baby while I still don't know, if I'm preggo? How can I estimate the intensity of workouts? Maybe I should be less active after ovulation or what?
It's quite important for me, because I've always been quite skinny, but I've gained about 20 pounds when I started taking BCP. Since I went off them I lost about 6 pounds (within 4-5 months), but I look much better with my muscles toned. I'd just hate getting bigger again and giving up on the exercises now that I see some results.


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