What is the best time to workout during pregnancy?
How much should you workout during pregnancy?
What are the best kind of workouts for pregnancy?
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These are all questions I get asked all the time.
The good news is that you don’t need to workout as much as you think in order to get really good results while pregnant.
What Are The Bests Kind Of Workouts For Pregnancy?
First of all, lets talk about what kind of workouts are the most effective.
By far the most effective are RESISTANCE BASED WORKOUTS.
They help build muscle way more than cardio, pilates, barre or yoga.
Not that any of those are bad by any means, you will just get your biggest bang for your buck with resistance based workouts.
Which is why I created my Fit Mom To Be Pregnancy Workout Program to be resistance based.
Some of the girls even say that they see more tone in their body during pregnancy than before pregnancy…. pretty crazy, right?
The one rule with resistance based workouts is you should switch them and change them around every 3-4 weeks so that your body doesn’t plateau and continues to get lean and toned….. YESSSS, you can tone while pregnant 🙂
How Many Times A Week Should You Workout During Pregnancy?
3 times a week is totally enough.
My Fit Mom To Be Program is 3 resistance based workouts per week.
The ladies sometimes will add 1-3 20-30 minute cardio workouts, but if you just did 3 workouts per week, you would see great results.
I don’t even workout more than 3 resistance based workouts per week now that I’m not pregnant.
I do complement them though, with 1-2 20 minute cardio workouts… usually a quick run because I can go outside with my kids and do that.
What Is The Best Time To Workout During Pregnancy?
To get the best results or any results for that matter, the most important component is CONSISTENCY.
If you are not consistent with working out, no matter what you do, you won’t see results.
So the simplest answer is…… WHATEVER TIME YOU CAN BE THE MOST CONSISTENT.
There isn’t a best time in terms of say burning more fat or building more muscle because of the time.
But my particular answer after working with women for over 20 years, is FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.
After 20 years of training people in gyms, I can tell you without a doubt that the most consistent people have been my 5am, 6am and 7am clients…. BY FAR!
Nothing comes up at that time, “life” hasn’t really started so its a lot easier to be consistent.
So much can come up as the day progresses, especially if you already have other children.
I worked out at 5am during both my pregnancies, I never missed.
You also have the most energy in the mornings so its also easier to get through them in the morning.
So if I were you, I would for sure do my workouts first thing in the morning.
You have to COMMIT, no matter what you will wake up at whatever time you decide 3 times a week to workout.
Schedule it, right now, on your phone or planner and commit.
The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are just way too many to not take advantage of.
So, if you don’t have a structured workout plan that is safe and changes every 4 weeks to ensure results and you would like to be more consistent and think you would do so if you had a plan and maybe put money on the line (that always works for me), then you may really do well with my Fit Mom To Be Workout Program.
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