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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318232c412
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Core Training Exercise Selection During Pregnancy

Piper, Timothy J MS, CSCS*D1; Jacobs, Emily MS, NSCA-CPT, CHES2; Haiduke, Mike BS3; Waller, Mike PhD, CSCS*D4; McMillan, Cathy MS1

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Abstract

ABDOMINAL AND CORE MUSCULAR CONDITIONING IS SELDOM RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT POPULATIONS. A LITERATURE REVIEW CLEARLY INDICATES SUPPORT FROM THE MEDICAL FIELD FOR THE APPLICATION OF CORE MUSCULAR TRAINING DURING PREGNANCY TO HELP ALLEVIATE MANY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PREGNANCY. SPECIFIC CORE EXERCISES ARE DESCRIBED TO AID IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TRAINING DURING PREGNANCY.

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