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Resistance Exercise in Pregnancy and Outcome


Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2016 - Volume 59 - Issue 3 - p 591–599
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000213
Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care

As the health benefits of exercise are increasingly recognized, the traditional advice to rest during pregnancy has changed toward a more healthy and active pregnancy, therefore different forms of exercise have been integrated into the life of the pregnant woman. Although the benefits of using a combination of resistance and aerobic exercises are not yet determined, studies about resistance and strengthen training programs are few although no adverse outcomes were reported.

*AFIPE Research Group, Faculty of Physical activity and Sports Sciences-INEF, Technical University of Madrid

Research Institute of Hospital 12 de Octubre (‘i+12’), Madrid, Spain

This work was partially supported by Spanish Ministry of Culture, Education and Sport (PRX15/00249).

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Ruben Barakat, PhD, Martin Fierro 7, Madrid, Spain. E-mail:

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