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Martens Don Louise MEd ATC/L; Hernandez, Barbara PhD, CHES; Strickland, George PhD; Boatwright, Douglas PhD
Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2006
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As more pregnant women are exercising during pregnancy, the effects of exercise on both the mother and fetus are important to understand. Resistance training is a popular mode of exercise today and should be further evaluated in terms of its safety and efficacy. Resistance training can be safely incorporated into the pregnant woman's conditioning program.

DonLouise Martens is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Texas Lutheran University.

Barbara Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Lamar University.

George Strickland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Lamar University.

Douglas Boatwright is a Professor in the in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Lamar University.

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