Clinical Updates in Women's Health CareResistance Exercise in Pregnancy and OutcomeBARAKAT, RUBEN PhD*; PERALES, MARIA PhD† Author Information *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: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2016 - Volume 59 - Issue 3 - p 591-599 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000213 Buy Metrics Abstract 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. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.