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doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822ec2d8
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Resistance Training During Pregnancy: Safe and Effective Program Design

Schoenfeld, Brad MSc, CSCS

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Abstract

A REGIMENTED PROGRAM OF RESISTANCE TRAINING CAN PROVIDE A MULTITUDE OF BENEFITS FOR THE PREGNANT WOMAN. HOWEVER, A WOMAN UNDERGOES SIGNIFICANT PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE TERM, AND THESE ISSUES NEED TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN DESIGNING A ROUTINE. THEREFORE, THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER WILL BE 3-FOLD: (A) REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF MATERNAL RESISTANCE EXERCISE, (B) DISCUSS ITS SAFETY, AND (C) OUTLINE A SPECIFIC RESISTANCE TRAINING PROTOCOL BASED ON THE CURRENT RESEARCH AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE TO ENSURE A SAFE, EFFECTIVE MATERNAL WORKOUT EXPERIENCE. SAMPLE ROUTINES WILL BE PROVIDED TO ILLUSTRATE PROGRAM DESIGN.

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