Right around the 19 week mark, I stopped all kipping movements (pull-ups, C2B, MUs, etc) and started doing strict instead. My goal is to stay as healthy as possible throughout pregnancy by being proactive about these kinds of things so that my recovery will be better & faster after the baby...(#bigpicture
). Though some women are completely fine with doing it the whole time, kipping excessively while pregnant can contribute to or exacerbate Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal muscles). This is a pretty common condition in pregnant women caused by the stretching and growing uterus expanding against the abdominal walls. If you have a weak core or don’t properly engage the core during a pull-up (or any other movement where a hollow body is involved), it might be making the condition worse. Good news is that there are plenty of core rebuilding exercises that women can do post baby to get rid of their diastasis.
I am really enjoying learning all about the female body during pregnancy especially in the fitness and strength/conditioning context. Not only is it eye opening for me to experience myself, but I truly enjoy helping others as there are lots of other pregnant women that need guidance and coaching, at our gym and many others. So I will try to keep posting what I’m learning along the way and how I scale/modify certain lifts or movements for all of my preggo lady friends or anyone that coaches/trains them🌟💖
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