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Old 08-05-2005, 07:33 AM
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Default My brother\'s wife wants to start working out, she\'s pregnant...

1) She's about 4 months in, she doesn't do any ab work (Doctor's orders), other than that, are all exercises safe?

2) How does the number of exercises and set/rep scheme differ from men's training, if at all?

Her goal, like most women, is just to have that toned look, like a bit of curves with the triceps and so on.
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:40 AM
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Please do a search within 1 year, this topic has been discussed before:

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As long as her doctor has said that she doesn't have any contraindications to exercise, she can continue, but should be encouraged to work at a comfortable level of exertion. Here is a great journal article that discusses the risks and benefits associated with exercise during pregnancy. It also gives programatic recommendations for women of varying fitness levels:
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Thanks for the article Tuf!

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